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.
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 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 / 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 / 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 carlyrosenthal.com
HWY 82 Band Song Snippets
|Ain't Living Long
|Amarillo by Morning
|C'est La Vie
|Can't You See
|Cash on the Barrelhead
|Everytime I Roll the Dice
|Hank Williams Jr
|Fast as You
|Fire on the Mountain
|Folsom Prison Blues
|Good Hearted Woman
|Good Old Boys
|Heard it in a Love Song
|Heartaches by the Numbers
|High Fashion Queen
|I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
|Just Call Me Lonesome
|Just To Be Your Man
|Long Cool Woman
|Old & In the Way / Peter Rowan
|Much Too Young
|Past the Point of Rescue
|Little Big Town
|Ring of Fire
|Shame on the Moon
|Santo & Johnny
|Small Town Saturday Night
|That's Alright Mama
|These Boots Are Made for Walking
|Think About Elvis
|Thousand Miles from Nowhere
|Victim of Life's Circumstance
|Old Crow Medicine Show
|Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound
|Hank Williams Jr
|Working Man Blues
|You & Tequila