Fort Morgan, CO 5/9/2022. Morgan Community College (MCC) Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) will host a performance by Trash Cat in the Dahms-Talton Band Shell in Fort Morgan’s downtown City Park, 414 Main Street, on Friday, May 13, 2022, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
An indie rock band from Greeley, Colorado, Trash Cat members are also part of the popular larger band, The Burroughs. They are a quirky combo personally and instrumentally, comprised of Mary Claxton on electric ukulele, Hayden Farr on baritone saxophone, and Brian Claxton on drums.
Trash Cat uses their music to “ride a see-saw between tender-heartedness and absurdity inspired by their favorite cartoons and pop culture.” They love to make their audiences dance, smile, and hug their inner child. Trash Cat’s debut album, Welcome to Trash City, pays homage to David Bowie, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Steven Universe and more – exploring themes of friendship, self-doubt, and what it means to be grown up.
“To me, music is the expression of the human experience,” Mary Claxton stated in an article in Bandwagon, “and there is so much of the human experience that is truly absurd. Then there are lots of things that are tender and beautiful. We try to strike a balance.”
Trashcat has played for a variety of venues, including Indie 102.3, O’Dell Brewing, Greeley Friday Fest, and the Flying V Sessions at Wolverine Farms. The band’s style is at home in a club, in singing books at an elementary school, and even at gatherings like the Fort Collins Comic Con and the VINCON Vintage Video Game Convention. The group will soon be the musical voice behind Little Roar and His Big Family, a preschool cartoon celebrating diversity in families.
Suzanna Spears, CACE Coordinator stated, “CACE is so pleased to be able to share the excitement and talent of this group with the community. Bring a chair, a blanket, some water to drink, and kick back for 90 minutes of fascinating vocals and instrumentals!”
For more information about Trash Cat, including links to samples of the group’s music, visit morgancc.edu/trashcat or trashcattunes.com.
If inclement weather prevents the event from being held in City Park, the concert will be moved to the Fort Morgan High School auditorium.
MCC CACE offers many free community events throughout the year. To learn more about CACE and future opportunities, visit www.morgancc.edu/CACE or call 970-542-3180.