Magic Beans brings Denver soul, funk to Taos

Tamra Testerman
Posted 2/21/20

The delicious smorgasbord of sound from the Magic Beans are returning to Taos Mesa Brewery Friday (Feb. 21) to funk up your night and rock your soul.

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Magic Beans brings Denver soul, funk to Taos

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The delicious smorgasbord of sound from the Magic Beans are returning to Taos Mesa Brewery Friday (Feb. 21) to funk up your night and rock your soul.

President and director of Brewing Operations Jayson Wylie said he is stoked.

“Magic Beans played the room early last year while on tour with the Kitchen Dwellers. After seeing what they could do and how they could jam, I knew it was a good fit for our market," Wylie said. "This a tight, high-energy band who have been honing their chops for years gigging on the road. Whether you are into funk, rock, jam or electronica, Magic Beans can bring it to you. Come prepared to boogie – there is no other way to witness the Magic Beans.” 

Tempo caught up with musician Scott Hachey at his home in the Five Points area of Denver. He said the band is “very excited to come through and get down with all of you. Love the Taos area so much. We promise to bring the good vibes with us.”

Here are the edited highlights.

Who are you listening to/reading?

I’m listening to a lot of Sturgill Simpson, Butcher Brown, Anderson Paak, Jacob Collier, Still Woozy, Colter Wall, Maggie Rogers, FKJ, etc. I'm all over the board music-wise. I like it all.

What is the history of the band and how did the current lineup evolve?

We started in Boulder during our college years as a party band. We used to have big house parties in the mountains and play music all night. Once we got a name for ourselves, we played clubs around Colorado, blossoming into a full-time band. After college our lineup changed when we had two members leave to pursue other passions. We replaced our bassist and continued as a four-piece band. Our current lineup is the longest-running iteration of the band, and most accomplished. Doing 100-plus shows a year across the country. I consider this the main lineup of the Magic Beans.

What makes a song that stands the test of time? How do you know when it’s working with an audience?

I’d say the song has to resonate with someone. Can be anything. Whether the lyrics speak to the person or maybe just the groove itself. For our lyrical songs, it’s a good bet when you see people singing along. My favorite compliment on a song is when someone uses it as a part of their life story – like a wedding proposal, childbirth, medical treatment, etc. It makes me feel good that something I created can play a role in someone’s journey and speak to them at a certain point of their life.

What can our readers expect from the show?

You can expect a wide range of musical styles all meant to move your body or your mind. You will dance and listen. Looking both outward and inward.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Go online to get yours at holdmyticket.com/event/356349 .

For more info about the band, visit magicbeansmusic.com .

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