Live Music Fans,
I’m glad to report that we have two excellent acts coming your streaming way this Friday Night. The Streak will continue in fine fashion with a talented local band and a sweet singer/songwriter up from Durango. John has played the room several times and Sopris Park with his brother band, Eldergrown. Expect some nice original tunes. Just what we are looking for every week.
Enjoy the streaming!
FRIDAY NIGHT – OCTOBER 23RD – STONE KITCHEN – JOHN HOFFMAN – 7:30PM – www.grassrootstv.org/steves Live stream link = https://youtu.be/HmYy3BaT_No
“The Stone Kitchen Band plays acoustic flavored Americana Roots Music blending traditional styles of Bluegrass, Blues, and Outlaw Country with their individual styles of songwriting. Their sound utilizes the fiddle, mandolin, slide guitar, guitar and three part harmonies. You�ll hear unique arrangements of popular songs along with well-crafted original music.”
And, the musical bonus for the evening will be a set from John. Here are a few words from him and more from his website about the Eldergrown band. Come out and enjoy this talented musician. And, hear a few words from his college friend, local musician, Jay Engstrom who will introduce him.
“This Friday night feast your ears on the sweet acoustic storytelling of John Elder. John�s musical adventure started in the crib. His father, Paul Hoffman, shared his love for music early on with his three boys. John and his brothers started the band Elder Grown, where instruments are switched mid-song and the dancing never stops. While Elder Grown continues to evolve, John has taken the time to dust off some old songs and polish the new, to bring you a fantastic night of hip swaying, foot tapping, and all around feel good fun!”
“In the early 90�s, brothers Joshua, John, and Paul Hoffman grew up watching their father perform as a singer-songwriter in Albuquerque, New Mexico with family and friends gathered around the proverbial table of art, musical composition and performance. Bearing witness to these artistic gatherings soon had the boys witnessing the art inside of the themselves, and themselves inside of the art. Once this door opened, there was no turning back. The sparks to catch, and the movement to become.”
“For the Hoffman brothers, music became time travel, teleportation, the ship that could carry them away into the beauty of life in seconds. By the time the brothers moved to Southwest Colorado in 1999, the sparks were flames and their own movement had begun. Over the next few years, the boys each developed an interest in guitar, becoming closet singer-songwriters. As they each picked up the guitar their father reminded them, �You are not a guitar player, you are not a bass player, you are not a drummer…What you are is a musician.� Taking their father�s words to heart, one brother would compose a new song on guitar, and the other two would support him by picking up the accompaniment instruments. Soon all three were playing bass, drums and keyboards, free of the personified nouns that instruments can impose on a musician. It was in these moments, where Elder Grown was born. Deep in their Uncle’s jam room at roughly 3:00am after Thanksgiving dinner, the family torch was passed”. Subscribe for more videos: https://bit.ly/2Ycpi4P. Check out www.youtube.com/stevesguitarspresents for more shows.
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