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Highway 82 Band

Western Colorado Music

Haggard, Waylon, Dwight. A rich voice, the twang of electric guitar and steel, a rolicking piano and pulse of bass drums. Old songs, favorite songs, new songs. Played for the love of it all.

For dancing, for singing along, at the dance hall, the wedding, the party. Bringing everyone together for love of it all. Western Colorado music.

The Highway 82 Band formed in 2018 with the band members Jeff Pogliano, vocals and acoustic guitar; Jesse Graber, bass and vocals; Dan Rosenthal, drums and vocals; and Eric Gross, keyboards and vocals.

Dan’s daughter Carly, vocals and flute, has been involved off and on including other musicians playing various gigs in Aspen and the western slope of Colorado.

The addition of Frank Martin on guitar and lap steel has solidified the country sound for which they are known today.  Highway 82 plays a blend of Classic Country, Country Rock and originals.

Band Members

Jeff on stage under the lights

Jeff Pogliano / vocals, guitar

Jeff is a 3rd generation Coloradan. His parents built their first home in Aspen after WWII. He is a full time real estate broker and teaches skiing part time. Besides music, his passions are fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

His earliest musical influences are his parents and older siblings. He fondly remembers his mother and father frequently playing and singing together and his father, Felix, always playing his 1945 Martin guitar.

The youngest of five, Jeff’s older siblings were also very much involved in bringing his attention to the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s rock n roll and blues. Much later in life, he was drawn to the guitar players and sounds coming from Nashville and the country music made famous there.

Early influences also included his father and bluegrass players like Doc Watson, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

Jess singing on stage

Jess Graber / bass, vocals

Jess was born and raised in Missouri and Kansas. Through family camping trips and the Boy Scouts he developed a love for the mountains. After college, he made a beeline for Colorado and embraced the mountain lifestyle. He moved from Nederland Colorado to the Roaring Fork Valley in the mid 1970’s and has been there ever since.

He had a day job running his construction company and then developed his hobby of distillation into Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and TINCUP American Whiskey.

The success of those whiskeys took pressure off the day job and allowed him to pursue his other love, music. Jess has played in multiple bands from garage to local favorites.

He feels very fortunate to be playing with the highly talented musicians in HWY 82. He raised three daughters, and lives with his horses and his wife Jane in Woody Creek.


Eric Gross / keyboards, vocals

Eric Gross is a singer, songwriter and piano player who attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

He spent the early part of his career based in Boston and Nashville, recording and touring with several artists. Eric plays and sings both powerful, soulful tunes and sweet melodic tunes.

Dan Rosenthal

Dan Rosenthal / drums, vocals

Dan has been drumming since the age of 9 back in his garage in Larchmont,NY. Influenced greatly by his sisters, His music of choice was English and Southern Rock , as well as the 70s singer-songwriters.

Later on,Country music became the genre that spoke most closely to him. Dan is a songwriter as well. He plays guitar and sings in a duo with his wife Pam. Pam and Dan have released two CDs.


Frank Martin / lead guitar, steel guitar, vocals

Frank Martin's resume includes Sneaker, The Sirens, All The Pretty Horses, Steve Skinner Band, big band swing shows with Symphony In The Valley and numerous gigs under his own name as a solo or leading ensembles.

As a songwriter, Martin has three self-produced CDs and three top-ten finishes in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour and Rocky Mountain Folk Festival contests.

Playing with Hwy 82 is a bucket list endeavor, a deep dive into long-loved country songs, hot guitar picking and keening steel guitar sounds. And Hwy 82 fits his requisite of playing with good people and good friends.

Carly Rose

Carly Rose / vocals, flute

Carly is a 25-year-old musician and visual artist from Carbondale Colorado. Growing up in a musical family, she developed a love for vocal harmonies, flute, and most recently bass guitar. Carly has been performing live with bands since childhood, ranging from rock, folk, reggae, and grunge, to country and beyond.

In the art world, Carly is passionate about exploring the potentials of fungi both as a sustainable sculptural material as well as its plastic/chemical eating capabilities. She also works as a blacksmith, marble carver, installation artist, and painter. Carly's artwork can be seen at

Song List

Song Artist
16 Tons Frank Martin
Ain't Living Long Rodney Crowell
Amarillo by Morning George Strait
C'est La Vie Chuck Berry
Can't You See Marshall Tucker
Cash on the Barrelhead Gram Parsons
Chicken Fried Zac Brown
Damaged Goods Delbert McClinton
Derrick Lights Frank Martin
Everytime I Roll the Dice Delbert McClinton
Family Tradition Hank Williams Jr
Fast as You Dwight Yoakam
Fire on the Mountain Marshall Tucker
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Guitars, Cadillacs Dwight Yoakam
Good Hearted Woman Waylon Jennings
Good Old Boys Waylon Jennings
Heard it in a Love Song Marshall Tucker
Heartaches by the Numbers Ray Price
High Fashion Queen Gram Parsons
High Lonesome Jess Hughes
I'll Just Stay Here and Drink Merle Haggard
Jolene Dolly Parton
Just Call Me Lonesome Radney Foster
Just To Be Your Man Josh Turner
Killing Time Clint Black
Little Sister Dwight Yokum
Long Cool Woman Hollies
Luckenbach Texas Waylon Jennings
Mama Tried Merle Haggard
Melissa Greg Allman
Midnight Moonlight Old & In the Way / Peter Rowan
Midnight Rider Gregg Allman
Much Too Young Garth Brooks
Past the Point of Rescue Hal Ketchum
Pontoon Little Big Town
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
Seminole Wind John Anderson
Shame on the Moon Rodney Crowell
Sleepwalk Santo & Johnny
Slow Burn Kacey Musgraves
Small Town Saturday Night Hal Ketchum
That's Alright Mama Elvis
These Boots Are Made for Walking Nancy Sinatra
Think About Elvis Patty Lovelace
Thousand Miles from Nowhere Dwight Yoakam
Victim of Life's Circumstance Delbert McClinton
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show
Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound Hank Williams Jr
Working Man Blues Merle Haggard
You & Tequila Kenny Chesney


July 10, 2024
  • Hillside Gardens, HWY 82

    July 10, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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July 20, 2024
  • Private Party - HWY82 Band

    July 20, 2024  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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July 24, 2024
  • Basalt Summer Concert Series

    July 24, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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August 10, 2024
  • McBride Ranch Dance

    August 10, 2024  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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August 17, 2024
  • Private Party - HWY82 Band

    August 17, 2024  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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August 23, 2024
  • Cowboy Up

    August 23, 2024  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Carbondale, CO 81623, USA
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September 6, 2024
  • Downtown Glenwood Under the Bridge

    September 6, 2024  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
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October 18, 2024
  • Glenwood Springs Arts Council Event

    October 18, 2024  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
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