Dragondeer paid tribute to the Allman Brothers Band as part of our Dearly Departed 2017 retrospective.

(Photo: CPR / Irvin Coffee)

As the year came to a close, CPR's OpenAir put out a call to our musician friends throughout Colorado to celebrate the artists we lost in 2017. More than a dozen answered, and those acts came by the CPR Performance Studio to cover songs by Tom Petty, Grant Hart, Chris Cornell, Chuck Berry and more.  

Tune in Friday at 5 p.m. for Dearly Departed: Colorado Remembers 2017, an hour-long special featuring these exclusive performances. The special also airs Monday at 1 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Here’s a list of the artists who participated and the musical legends they celebrated:

Celebrating Chuck Berry

  • Jen Korte performs "Maybellene"

Celebrating Larry Coryell

  • Joshua Trinidad performs the original composition "For Larry"

Celebrating Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band

Celebrating William Onyeabor

  • Paul DeHaven performs "Good Name"

​Celebrating Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit of Can

Celebrating Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü

Celebrating Matt Bellinger of Planes Mistaken For Stars, Ghost Buffalo and Il Cattivo

  • Deva Yoder performs "Copper & Stars"

Celebrating Walter Becker of Steely Dan

  • Jess Parsons Supergroup performs "Reeling In The Years"

Celebrating Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog

  • Tyler Imbrogno of Eldren performs "Black Hole Sun"

Celebrating Tom Petty

Hear and see many of these artists performing their original songs: Check out more sessions from the CPR Performance Studio.