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Jonny Barber talking about running for mayor of Denver

By Dave Herrera | Aug. 10 2016 | 4:00 a.m.

Jonny Barber is talking about entering the race to become the mayor of Denver in 2019.

Earlier this week, Barber, who's been making and performing music in the Denver scene for years with a slew of acts, including Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors, Spiv, Mama and the Velvet Elvis, began floating the prospect of running for office on his Facebook page. Appropriately, in a nod to his reverence for The King, he's even touted the idea of forming a new party called ... wait for it ... TCB.

This is incredibly cool if this is an actual possibility and Barber's not just pulling our leg. While John Hickenlooper, the former mayor of the city and current governor of the Centennial State, has actively advocated for music made in the Mile High City over the years, this would be a first, having someone from the scene taking the helm.

When we get a chance to catch up with Colfax Avenue's biggest champion, we'll let know if this is an actual thing. In the meantime, based on the response to Barber's posts, he won't have a hard time finding a community of supporters to back his efforts. And while we have no idea what the platform of TCB could be (we suspect it probably involves plenty of Fool's Gold sandwiches from Nick's Place for everybody), the city would be in good hands under a Barber administration.