Live Music Fans,
Here we go into another week of the pandemic and we are happy to announce the 4th Streamin’ Steve’s show for your enjoyment while safe at home. It remains a very strange time at the historic room for making live music happen every week; like we have for decades. I was riding my bike yesterday when someone called out “Thanks for keeping the music alive.” And, I guess that’s just what we have been doing thanks to many people who have pitched in to help. And, the room has never looked and sounded so good. Tune into www.grassrootstv.org/streaminsteves this Friday Night for another show that features some excellent local musicians making the music live, once again.
This coming Friday Night we get to host some great old friends of the shop. Both Michael and John have played in the shop since the start. I even remember them playing for Louie Hayes when he opened his luthier shop upstairs in our old tiny space 21 years ago. They also played one of our best shows ever with Jeff Pevar and Lil Blue years ago. That single performance gave me great faith and inspiration in how fantastic our little room could be. Since then, they have played hundreds of gigs with John Oates, Brothers Keeper, solo and as a duo and more. Great musicians and great friends of the shop. We are happy to present them in our next stream. Check them out and become a fan.
FRIDAY NIGHT – MAY 22ND – MICHAEL JUDE & JOHN MICHEL – 7:30PM – www.brotherskeeper.com www.facebook.com/johnmichel&michaeljude
Here are a few more words on the talented duo from their websites.
“For the past 15 years, Michael and John have steadily played with the John Oates Band (Hall and Oates) and many other world renown musicians, while Scott has been involved in recording and touring projects on a national level for more than 20 years. Scott now owns Shakedown Bar in Vail where he serves as Music Director bringing in national talent for locals and tourists from around the world. It is there that the trio has made their home amongst an amazing cast of rotating musicians as well as several �Brothers Keeper Featuring Series� shows. The first of the series featured John Popper of Blues Traveler, and Jono Manson.”
Best-known for their 17-year run as the rhythm section for the John Oates Band, Michael Jude and John Michel are also very talented singers and guitar players,
as demonstrated by their tight vocal harmonies when performing with Vail-based Brothers Keeper, and the multi-talented musicians will both play guitar and sing for Saturday�s show at The Lariat.
�We�ll do some of our own stuff as well as Neil Young to Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, Tears for Fears � the whole spectrum of rock and pop,� said Jude. Jude said he and Michel played in a New York City band called Little Blue that began splitting time between New York and Aspen, where Jude and Michel eventually met John Oates of Hall and Oates fame. �John and I stayed out here and became the rhythm section for John Oates,� said Jude. �We toured with him for 17 years. It was a great experience. We�ve been around the world several times with John, and he�s
the nicest guy, a great musician too.� In 2013, Jude and Michel released Acoustic Gems, which showcases their singing, songwriting and guitar work. �It�s mostly originals with a couple of covers,�
said Jude. And after 22 years together as a rhythm section, the two �get calls from all over to work with people � David Crosby, Warren Haynes, Dean Ween, John Popper.� The pair continue to perform with Scott Rednor as Brothers Keeper, the band that brought harmonica phenom John Popper to The Lariat for a New Year�s Eve show, and �right now we�re finishing up the second Brothers Keeperrecord,� said Jude. �It�s really interesting,� Jude added. �We�ve been able to make a living doing this. � We both sing, and being a rhythm section who can sing, that�s job security,� he laughed.
�And doing the two-guitar thing keeps it interesting.�
Anyone fortunate enough to have caught one of the Brothers Keeper performances at The Lariat already knows this will be a show not to miss. So be sure to arrive early Saturday and catch one of rock �n� roll�s best rhythm sections �doing the two-guitar thing.�
PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SHOW WITH THE AMAZING TONY FURTADO – RIGHT AFTER THE LIVE MUSIC – 8:30ISH – www.tonyfurtado.com
We have been quite fortunate to have enjoyed the many musical skills of Tony every year for over a decade. He has put on some great live performances with some mighty fine musicians. His trio shows have been stunning but I really enjoy his solo shows where his major league skills are featured on guitar, banjo and Manjo. You can see why he won national championships for his fantastic playing many years ago when he first hit the scene. This show with Tony gives you a great idea on how good he is and I can’t wait until he visits again.
“Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumental-ist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the ﬂ air of a master chef (he�s also an accomplished sculptor, but that�s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony�s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: �True talent doesn�t need categories.
Tony is been creating sculptures and artwork in the recent years. Check out more on the � Artwork Gallery Page �.
Tony is been creating sculptures and artwork in the recent years. Check out more on the �Artwork Gallery Page�.
�A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies television show and a sixth-grade music report. He ﬁrst attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winﬁeld, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opt-ed for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winﬁeld, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street.
In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country�s preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O�Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. During this period, Tony also performed and recorded with the band SugarBeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams.
Beginning in the late 1990s � inﬂuenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lind-ley and Taj Mahal � Tony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full ﬁve-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.
Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others.
�I love playing live,� he says. �All my energy is focused on the love of playing music and rolling with the moment. It�s a give and take from the audience to the stage, and back. And the music that is created is some-thing that otherwise might not occur without that ﬂow.� � Jon Hartley Fox
Thanks to everyone who has donated to making Streamin’ Steve’s a reality. We hope you are enjoying the live music while in the comfort of your safe home. See you in the streams!
* Cynthia Blachly * Sharon Corn * Andrea Marsh * Maura Masters * Catherine Masters * Galen Brodie * Lori Anderson * Peter Davidoff * Laurie Loeb * Dan Greene * Joel Rittvo * Lisa Paige * John Rehl * Alice Steindler * Jill Steindler * Lisa Seindler * Sarah O’Gara * Bear Carlson * Jill Meadows * Annie Rector * Julie Jordon * John and Laurel Cato
* 1st Bank of Carbondale * GrassRootsTV * Steve’s Guitars * Amore Realty: Lynn Kirchner * Cathy Young – Purvis Family Matching Grant * John Jaggers * Donna Riley * Douglas MacLean * Sarah O’Gara * Rich Lopez * Melissa & Assaf Horowitz * Laurie Loeb * Mary Margaret O’Gara * Peter Gilbert * * John Masters * Maura and Catherine Masters * Owen Hutchenson * Sarah Kleinheber * Mark & Peggy Chain * Bear & Poppy * Georgia Chamberlain * Richard Sells * Paul Perry * Ken Wise * Howard Freeman * Jeff Dickinson * Ben Bohmfalk * Reid Haughey * Susan Drinker * Sloan Shoemaker * Hollis & Charle Sutherland * Barbara Reid & David Hyman * Mike & Linda Keefe * John Rehl * Kim Burns * George Wear * George & Emily Bohmfalk * Bob Schultz * Bill and Jane Mitchell * Malcolm McMichael * Anne Gonzalez * Mel Blumenthal * Stephen Libera * Laura Bond * Anita & Nathan Weedmark * Ronald Phaneuf * Rick Blauvelt * Ed Holub * Jeff Wadley * Robert Comey * Steve Tullar * Fred Malo * Marty Silverstein * Brion After * Tyler Stableford * Jenell Hilderbrand * Marjorie DeLuca * Carolyn & Marty Manosevitz * Larry Gottlieb * Peter Davidoff * Bob Hess
Musically and Gratefully Yours,
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon