Aaron Lee Tasjan

Aaron Lee Tasjan performs at the Tabor Opera House on Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m.

Aaron Lee Tasjan, said to be one of the wittiest, most offbeat, brilliant Americana troubadours writing and singing songs today, performs on Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m. at the Tabor Opera House.

Expect glammy, jingle-jangle, power-pop- and psych-tinged sounds from Tasjan’s younger days playing lead guitar for a late-period incarnation of The New York Dolls.

“I believe this band is destined for large audiences and big stages in their future,” said curator Rob Miller of Pickin’ Productions, who created this season’s Pickin’s Picks series. Miller recounted seeing Tasjan for the first time:

“He came out in a top hat, colorful clothing, and almost an eerie confidence about him,” said Miller. “The minute he launched into the first song, you knew one thing—rock and roll is alive and well in this band. One song will remind you of Tom Petty, another of David Bowie, and yet another, the Beatles. They’re original, funny, and powerful. But given these clear influences, they’re approachable and familiar at the same time.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.

Tickets are available online at TaborOperaHouse.net and at the box office, 308 Harrison Ave., Leadville.

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