Time for AWest Pops 2019! | Arvada Guitar

Hey All!  Its that time again!  Going to be playing the Arvada West High School Pops Concert for the 6th year in a row!  Its going to be awesome (as usual)!  We get to play Bohemian Rhapsody again, as well as Somebody to Love by Queen.  I’m sure they are both going to be amazing.  Lots of other cool tunes this year too! Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara, Ain’t No Man by the Avett Brothers and I am especially looking forward to Hold Back the River by James Bay. Fun guitar part!  Too bad he tunes his guitar funny and I am going to have to play it in Standard Tuning.  Makes it a little harder.  But oh well.  Fun nonetheless.

And super happy to be once again playing with my good friend and amazing drummer Mark Rudesyle.  Thanks for playing Mark!!

Show times are Friday May 10th at 7pm, as well as Saturday May 11th at 1pm and 7pm.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!!! And apparently hundreds are already sold, so if you want to go, don’t wait!  Im sure all three shows will sell out again as usual. You can get your tickets online here.

Come on down!  Its going to be a blast!!!


Arvada West High School 2018 Pops Concert Program

2018 Arvada West Pops Killed…. again…

The 2018 Arvada West High School Choir Pops concert has come and gone, and once again killed it! Man! SO MUCH FUN! Pretty awesome jamming with a few hundred kids singing their hearts out. Also pretty cool stepping outside one’s comfort zone, playing songs from many generations and many styles. Thanks so much to Chris Maunu and the Arvada West Choir for allowing me to come back them up!

Here’s what I got to contribute this year:

Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry – Electric Guitar
Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens – Bass
Long Black Train – Josh Turner – Bass
Mister Sandman – The Chordettes – Electric Guitar
Praying – Kesha –  Bass
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day –  Electric Guitar
The Hanging Tree  – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Bass
Dreams  – The Cranberries – Electric Guitar
Best Day of My Life – American Authors –  Electric Guitar
Glory – Selma – Bass
You Will Be Found – Dear Evan Hansen – Electric Guitar
No Roots – Alice Merton – Bass (Super cool tune, super hit at the show, definitely now in the Bass Guitar Teaching List)
From Now On  – The Greatest Showman – Acoustic Guitar
River in Judea  – AWest Staple – Bass
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman – Bass

2 Nights and a Matinee, 14+ tunes, about $10K worth of gear and a whole lot of fun!  Looking forward to 2019!!


Gene Crout of Arvada Guitar performs with the Anima Chamber Ensemble

I am super excited to be performing with the Anima Chamber Ensemble this weekend, April 28th and 29th, 2018! “Deep Heart’s Core: A performance that brings to light some of the most beautiful choral music and poetry in the repertoire.  Rekindle your love for old standards and discover newer works to capture the heart.” Please check out the Anima Chamber Ensemble website for details of each performance.  I hope to see you there!