Live Music Fans,
For the next three Friday Nights, we have booked three of our favorite local acts for your streaming pleasure. All three acts have played the room many times and we have loved their shows in the past. You can’t miss with tuning into these streams and you can expect some gorgeous songs. And on the 15th you can tune into KDNK for a live broadcast of this special show.
Once again, I am very grateful that our many very talented local musicians continue to want to play the old room. And, many thanks to GrassrootsTV and Ralph Pitt for making the streams happen. It has been a real victory to continue making live music happen every week despite the Pandemic. We hope you are getting to enjoy some of the fantastic live music in the comfort and safety of your homes.
FRIDAY NIGHT – JANUARY 8TH – JOSEFINA MENDEZ BAND – 7:30PM – www.josefinamendez.com www.grassrootstv.org
“This is a quartet we’ve been working together with Tim. Tim Fox has been an educator at Co. Mesa University and plays with Tim Emmons (bass) and Darin Kamstra (drums) both also professors at the university. We will be doing some originals. Also jazz standards, tangos, boleros, and bossa novas. A good variety of the music I grew up listening to. I’m excited since the opportunity of doing it ‘online’ gives my family and friends a chance to listen to us from their homes. It’s also super nice for Tim Fox and I to celebrate our 10th year of playing music together! Pretty special! Steve! I feel honored to still be part of your Friday night concerts!!!”
“Josefina MÃ©ndez, a porteÃ±a, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she started studying music at age 15. With teacher Marta Millan, for 4 years, Josefina received Italian Operatic voice lessons. Soon afterwards, and for a year, she connected with jazz singer, Livia Barbosa, acquiring valuable jazz vocal techniques.
At age 18, Josefina was the youngest singer ever to perform with “La Orquesta Argentina de Jazz” directed by Mike Ribas. Josefina also collaborated with Alejandro Navarro, a wonderful singer, in the style of Frank Sinatra, performing jazz duets in a big band setting.
In 2001 she relocated to the United States, finding a new style of life in Colorado. She connected with a local voice coach, Julie Paxton and is collaborating with great local musicians from the Roaring Fork Valley, like Tim Fox, Mark Johnson, Chris Bank and Mike Facey. Josefina has quickly gained recognition for her unique jazz style. She has been studying with Tim Fox at Fox School of jazz since 2010.
In November of 2013, she recorded her first album called “Todo Llega” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Collaborating in this project were musicians from Argentina, United States and Switzerland.
Singing in English, Spanish and Portuguese, she blends the north and south american styles of jazz, from swing to bossa nova. Tangos and boleros are always welcome.
TWO FANTASTIC UPCOMING SHOWS AT STREAMIN’ STEVE’S – TUNE IN AT GRASSROOTSTV WHEN YOU CAN – ENJOY!!
FRIDAY NIGHT – JANUARY 15TH – NATALIE SPEARS & LIZZY PLOTKIN – 7:30pm – EP Release Party – www.nataliespears.com www.kdnk.org
“Join Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears to celebrate the release of their debut EP, Just Over The Ridge, on January 15th. The Wesern Slope-based duo revels in the endless groove of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky blues bass lines, and soulful harmony singing. Their original compositions and reverent interpretations of old-time and bluegrass standards draw from a deep history of listening and learning from great American music of the past. Just Over The Ridge is a 6-track compilation of original songs that features the versatile playing of Plotkin & Spears as they soar on the wings of American musical tradition and pull listeners into their colorful landscape.”
FRIDAY NIGHT – JANUARY 22ND – JACKSON EMMER SOLO – 7:30PM – www.jacksonemmer.com
â��Few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.â�� â�� Rolling Stone
“Jackson Emmer has quietly built his reputation as a deft songwriter and commanding singer on the outskirts of country music. His gentle, lush, raspy vocals stand out in the crowded field of Americana. Based in the small town of Carbondale, Colorado, Emmer began singing at the unlikely age of 20. However, due to the arid, mountain climate, and the rigors of long bar gigs, Emmerâ��s vocal cords were soon in tatters. By 28, he had lost his voice completely.
Undeterred, Emmer saw this as an opportunity â�� a fresh start disguised as defeat. â��Iâ��m a quiet optimist. There is only one way: forward,â�� Emmer says. He rebuilt his voice from the ground up, learned to sing again, and a new sound emerged. The scars of mountain living were forever sealed into his timbre. Lush with overtones, ghostly harmonics, and friendly grit, Emmerâ��s voice is better than ever.
His third studio album, Alpine Coda, places Emmerâ��s unique singing front and center. Recorded in just five days in Nashville, and produced by the acclaimed Mary Bragg, Emmerâ��s latest work is his best yet. All ten tracks were either written or co-written by Emmer, and the songs display his award-winning blend of humor and heartache. Think George Jones meets Dan Reeder.
Jackson Emmer has been touring and recording in the USA since 2009. He has performed at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Club Passim, Cactus Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, McGonigelâ��s Mucky Duck, The Bugle Boy, and The Grey Eagle, to name a few.”
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon
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