Chris Jackowski (guitars/vocals) has been playing in Northern Colorado since arriving here from Ohio in the 80s. Chris J and Chris K have been playing together since the 90s. Chris is known for playing with popular classic rock cover bands and blues bands in Fort Collins, including the Blender Cats and the Joy Jackson Band. He has also appeared regularly with Northern Colorado based singer-songwriter Scott Allen.
Janeen Bogue (stand-up bass/vocals) Janeen joined Goatz March 2016. A regular on the bluegrass jam scene, Janeen honed her skills with Colorado bluegrass legend Jerry Mills.
Jackson Earles (fiddle, mandolin) At only 16 years old, Jackson is considered one of the most accomplished string instrument players, a student of both award winning Sally Van Meter and Enion Pelta-Tiller. Jackson was invited to join the band in April 2018.
Oscar DeZoto (drums) Oscar is well known in the Northern Colorado / Fort Collins music scene for his work in the trad-jazz band Poudre River Irregulars. He also appears regularly with jazz pianist Mark Sloniker, and with reggae artist Carlton Pride.
Mike Ray (drums) Mike has been with the band since 2015, when we formed the new lineup. He's one of the most well respected and called up drummers in the Denver scene - playing with everyone from Americana artist Adam Lopez to blues-rocker Cass Clayton.
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Chris Kennison (pedal steel) is one of the region's most well-known and respected pedal steel musicians and multi instrumentalists. He performs all winter in large showbands in AZ, but returns to Colorado every summer to play with Goatz! and other friends in the region.