TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — If you could imagine the sounds that a dragondeer would make, it would likely have a lot of attitude, a fiery yet agile personality that hovers between unpredictable and raucous. Enter the real thing—Denver’s psych-blues-soul quartet Dragondeer. They’ll take stage at 8 p.m. this Wednesday at the Mangy Moose, and the show is free show.

Coupled with improvisation, the alt-rockers—Eric Halborg (vocals, guitarist, harmonica), Cole Rudy (guitar, vocals), Carl Sorensen (drums), and Casey Sidwell (bass)—largely graze in the groove-oriented space. They elevated those rhythms with Eddie Roberts, the funk guitar maestro of The New Mastersounds, whom produced Dragondeer’s 2021 single, “Patient Boy.” They had previously recorded with producer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Anders Osborne) in California’s storied Topanga Canyon.

Dragondeer collaborated with Jackson’s own Roadhouse Brewing Co. last year to introduce the Mountain Jam Vol. 7 (7.4% ABV)—the ongoing series of musically inspired brews. Of course, it contains dragon fruit.

“We worked closely with the band to create the Mountain Jam 7 recipe, and the result is a 7.4% hazy IPA that leads with notes of dragon fruit, strawberry, and mango; a delightful pungency credit to a blend of experimental and famed hop varietals,” says Brewmaster Max Shafer.

Buckrail @ Aaron

Aaron Davis is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer-engineer at Three Hearted Recording Studio, covering the Teton County music scene as a journalist-photographer since 2005.