*** Streamin’ Steve’s 5th Live Show ***

Live Music Fans, 

Here we go into another Friday Night of live streaming and we have booked another talented long-time local musician to play some great original songs for us.  Frank Martin has been playing in our music room ever since we started making live music happen in the old Dinkel Building last century.  He is one of the best songwriters in the valley and is a master guitarist, as well.  Tune into the stream and become a fan like us.  

And, following the live music we will be streaming our most viewed show in the Season 1 – Live on Location at Steve’s Guitars.  Mandolin Orange gave a fantastic performance for the packed room and the show now has about 100,000 views.  This very popular duo has played Red Rocks and some major league venues since our show with them.  Check them out and see why.  


Named after his grandfather, Frank Gayer, a Baptist preacher from Louisiana, Frank Gayer Martin was born in Houston in 1958. His family moved to Colorado Springs in 1965. Martin began playing guitar at 13 � a bit of black sheep in a family of classical musicians (mother, violin and viola; sisters, piano and cello).

After a year of engineering school in Wyoming, he returned to Colorado to play music full time and was soon swept up by friends into the music of Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Bill Monroe, Merle Haggard and the like. Too much Hee Haw at an early age, perhaps.

Martin later pursued photography and graphic design and has worked for newspapers, magazines and design agencies in the Roaring Fork Valley, his home since 1981. Martin played rock and roll and R & B for many years in the local dives, and continues to play with the Sirens, an eight-piece wedding and party band, as well as Matt Johnson and Boneyard. Martin performs his original music solo or with accompaniment including fiddle, mandolin, steel, bass and drums. He also well respected as a sideman with a unique and masterful style on electric and acoustic guitars as well as mandolin, slide and lap steel guitars.

In 2002 Martin finished 4th in the Songwriters Showcase at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, Colorado, and returned in 2003 to back Dan Sheridan along with Christian Theile and Marc Bruell. Martin released his first CD, In the Slanting Light, and has enjoyed radio play locally and in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Japan and New Zeeland.

Notable Performances – Opening Act for Flinner, Phillips & Grier, Beyond Bluegrass Series, – Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, 2004 – Main Stage Rocky Mountain Folk Festival backing (electric guitar and lap steel) – Dan Sheridan, 2003- Main Stage Carbondale Mountain Fair, with band, 2003 – Opening Act for David Grier and Mike Compton, Beyond Bluegrass Series, – Opening Act for Speak Truth to Power, An Evening with Kerry Cuomo Kennedy with selections from the play, �Voices in the Dark,� Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, 2003 – Finalist (4th) in the 2002 Songwriters Showcase, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival – Opening Act for Stacy Earl and Mark Stewart, Glenwood Springs, 2002 – Opening Act (with Matt Johnson) for Tony Furtado, Carbondale, 2002 – Soloist with the Olympic Torch Choir, Aspen, 2002 – Opening act for Vance Gilbert, CCAH, 2000 – Guitarist with CCAH band performing with Ernie Watts, Wheeler Opera House and Sopris Park


“Mandolin Orange�s music radiates a mysterious warmth �their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of A Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo�s fullest, richest, and most personal effort. You can hear the air between them�the taut space of shared understanding, as palpable as a magnetic field, that makes their music sound like two halves of an endlessly completing thought. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed this lamp glow intimacy for years.”

�Mandolin Orange is a slow-burning, steadily rising folk duo…they’ve mastered a largely acoustic sound that exudes gentle elegance.�

“Engineered to settle worried minds, slow the blood and lend an empathetic ear” with “songs about life lessons that feel lived-in and hard-won.”

�Now a decade into a career that has seen it help redefine American roots music for a younger generation, the duo Mandolin Orange has officially mastered blending engaging storytelling with acoustic elements of bluegrass, folk and country.� Washington Post

“Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo’s music — laced with bluegrass, country and folk — is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.”

�Time We Made Time� named one of the �10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week.� Rolling Stone

“There�s an earnestness to the duo�s delivery and approach that imbues the music with a rustic honesty and simplicity that belies the complexity of the harmonies and instrumentation.”

�Album opener �Golden Embers��is a study in restraint. Beginning at an ambling pace, with intimate harmonies and gentle guitar picking, the song ultimately gives way to a lush, full-band sound.� 

Thanks again 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 * Steve Getz

* 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 Yours,

Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon