Live Music Fans,
Where did summer go!? I know that a lot of my summertime went into making live music happen in the shop, the Town Plaza and Sopris Park. It was a busy musical season that is now winding down in a great way this weekend with our last Second Sunday of the summer in Sopris Park. Like the last three shows in the park, this free concert features an excellent local act followed by a great touring band. And, once again, Ralph Pitt will be mixing the musicians and making the songs sound great like he did for Mt. Fair and our other shows in the park. Come out and enjoy this long standing free concert series while enjoying a beautiful summer day in the park. Hard to beat!
And, the old town will put on some more awesome festivities for the last First Friday of the Summer. Our historic downtown core has never been so full of incredible options to eat, drink, enjoy art and listen to some fine live music on Main Street. We have several new restaurants and all kinds of creative surprises thanks to so many people that make this little oasis in the valley so uniquely entertaining. Check it out.
See you at the shows!
FRIDAY NIGHT – SEPTEMBER 7TH – WES ENGSTROM – 8:30PM
Wes is a long time local singer/songwriter/guitarist who has been sharing his cool original songs in the shop for years. And, you may have heard him play around town for the Mt. Sopris Fest, 5Point Film Fest and many other venues like the opening of The Way Home. He will be joined by his talented brother, Jay on a number of songs and who knows what else will happen on a byob First Friday in the little room. Here are some words from Wes who was a Senior in high school just two years ago. He is a devoted songwriter and performer who puts on a powerful show way beyond his years. Check him out.
“I started playing guitar about five years ago and writing my own stuff maybe two years ago. I tried the cello, too, but I’ve been leaning more toward the guitar, and I’ve been performing around town a bit. I sing, too. I’m starting to branch out a bit, but main influences are probably Shakey Graves, the Wood Brothers, the Revivalists — kind of that singer songwriter aspect.”
“Jackson Emmer is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Carbondale, CO.
“Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.” – Rolling Stone
“Jackson Emmer’s lyrically playful and intimate Americana style is as gleeful as it is irreverent. Combining an authentic country spirit with an honest and modern perspective, Emmer connects with listeners in the time-honored storytelling tradition. His songwriting is often compared to that of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. Emmer has performed hundreds of shows around the country, sharing the stage with Leon Bridges, The Suitcase Junket, and Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show) and many others. He’s now touring nationally in support of his 2018 release “Jukebox,” via Lost Honey Records.”
THE STILLHOUSE JUNKIES – 5PM TO 7PM
“Born in a distillery in Durango, CO, StillHouse Junkies play a delirious, head-spinning mixture of original roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music. With all three band members sharing vocal duties and swapping instruments, the Junkies conjure a wide range of tonal landscapes that pay tribute to the iconic sounds of Gillian Welch, the Allman Brothers, Tim O’Brien, the Wood Brothers, John Hiatt, and countless others while breaking new musical ground with their genre-bending original material.”
*** VOCALS, FIDDLE, GUITAR / ALISSA WOLF *** VOCALS, BASS, BANJO / CODY TINNIN *** VOCALS, GUITAR, MANDOLIN / FRED KOSAK
So, there you have some more entertainment options for your upcoming weekend. Take advantage of them while they are around. Fall is just around the corner. Leaves are already changing in our yard! Here it comes.
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon