Firefly Autism Battle Of The Bands Winner: Dragondeer

Denver’s Dragondeer left it all on the stage during an epic Battle of the Bands contest in August and walked away with the top prize – a slot on the main stage for Telluride Blues and Brews. The contest was a benefit for Firefly Autism and Autism Speaks, two non-profit organizations dedicated to funding autism research and support for those with autism and their families. The contest was hosted by Listen Up Denver!, Park House and the good folks who put on this festival. Dragondeer emerged victorious with their distinctive heavy blues and psychedelic rock onslaught, besting a slew of top Rocky Mountain region bands for the coveted festival appearance. They’ve been attracting notice from music lovers in Colorado and beyond with inspired improvisations and their far-out take on the blues. Performances at the respected music industry gathering South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, and other notable festivals this year have helped served to launch this brand new band on a trajectory to the top. You will say, “I saw them when …”

Marcus Smith2014