Originally from Chicago, the bluesman’s musical career began when he happened on Denver’s Folklore Center, shortly after moving to the area. Otis Taylor Band performs at Telluride Blues & Brews on Sept. Otis Taylor

Otis Taylor is something of an unknown legend in Colorado. Photos by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com. Catch him at Ophelia’s Art & Soul series, which pairs musicians with live visual artists, on Dec. Taylor will play four shows in two nights — Dec. If you do, mind where you put your jacket.  
Peanut Butter Wolf and Otis Taylor are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. 14, 2013. Peanut Butter Wolf

The warm gurgle of a needle drop, the snap of the breakbeat, dapper fedoras — these are a few of Peanut Butter Wolf’s favorite things. He’s credited with pioneering “trance blues,” a meditatively repetitious style of the genre that borders on drone, and has spawned its own festival in Boulder.   Tickets are $22-$25 and are available via dazzlejazz.ticketfly.com. 29. 28 and 29 — at Dazzle Jazz. Tickets: $15-$30 via opheliasdenver.com. He’s since founded Stones Throw Records, which serves as a home for other artists like Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk and Madvillain who, as he does, sound like they’ve come unstuck in time. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. Real name Chris Manak, the DJ has been spinning records for nearly three decades, specializing in a hip-hop, funk and soul mix that’s mostly frozen in each of the genre’s respective golden ages.