Live Music Fans,
And a busy musical weekend got a little bit busier with another excellent show on this coming Saturday Night. Natalie has played the shop many times before with the latest being with Pearl & Wood. She will join forces with her good music friend for a special duo show. Check out the words below from their websites and then come out for some sweet holiday weekend music. Why not?
See you at the shows.
“I LOVE IT!”- VICTOR WOOTEN
“Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears revel in the raw rhythms of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky bass lines, and soulful harmony singing. The ladies’ sound is drenched in the blues and pours pure joy like the rivers of Colorado. The syncopation and blue notes from years of listening to the jazz of their fathers, fold seamlessly into their original compositions, and History, stored in their songs, is brought to life. Lizzy and Natalie played together in Colorado’s Western slope folk trio, Free the Honey and are excited to commune over a feast of new songs.”
Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals / Lizzy Plotkin Banjo, Upright Bass, Vocals / Natalie Spears
“History stores itself in the old time tunes and folk songs that Natalie brings to life. Blue notes and syncopation from years of listening to her father’s piano fold into her music. The raw rhythms of Natalie’s banjo, bass, and piano groove beneath her soulful voice, singing of life’s joys and sorrows. Born and raised in the heart of Washington DC, Natalie began playing piano at age five and by fifth grade was lugging the upright bass on the school bus. Her music fell by the wayside after high school, however the vibrant folk scene of a small mountain town in Colorado reconnected Natalie with music in her early twenties. She went onto study at Naropa University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music.
While playing bass in an Old-Time band, Natalie fell in love with the sound of the clawhammer banjo, and since then, has dedicated herself to learning the instrument. She plays and sings with a variety of bands spanning a range of genres. Her collaborators have included Pearl & Wood, Free the Honey, at. Play, Wild Mountain Old Thyme Band, Jackson Emmer, Slidewhistle, and the Crowlin’ Furlies.
When she is not playing music, Natalie can be found on the swing dance floor, skiing to back country huts, running around with kids in outdoor programs, listening to birds, trying new soup recipes, and jumping into ice cold mountain lakes —something which she hopes to still be doing when she is 80.” And I bet she will.
And please remember we have a big First Friday Night with the 18th Annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest on the Town Plaza and George Weber and talented local friends in the shop. Then on Sunday we have the special Summer of Music Series in Sopris Park from 4pm to 8pm. Lots to do in the busy summer around here.
Hope to see you out on the town.
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon