Thursday, August 11, 2005
Key points Kip Attaway and Kenny Bradberry 9 p.m. today Cassidy's at the Holiday Inn, Craig $10 824-4000
Every review of Kip Attaway's shows involves him drinking too much and acting like a madman. He couldn't be happier.
Attaway is a pre-political correctness comedian, and he performs for people who like it that way.
"My shows aren't pretty," he said. "It's not for the squeamish, but it's supposed to be fun. It's a chance to laugh at yourself. I'm an equal opportunity offender."
His songs often are parodies of well-known tunes such as "Libyan on a Jet Plane" and "If You Wanna Ski Steamboat" (sung to "If you're gonna play in Texas").
Attaway has been passing through Northwest Colorado for 28 years, often stopping in Steamboat. He played at The Hatch at The Tugboat Grill & Pub, "back when the stage was street-side," Attaway said. This time around, he chose a stage in Craig.
"My friend Kenny Bradberry is in a country band, and we were looking for a reason to hang around together," he said.
When Attaway started his career almost three decades ago, he sang cowboy songs. When he performs in states such as Texas and Arkansas, he plays more traditional music, but when he's closer to his home in Jackson, Wyo., he lets loose. It's hard to predict what his show will involve.
"With the world situation the way it is and the price of fuel, people are looking for a reason to laugh," he said.