Live Music Fans,
Things are starting to heat up around the neighborhood in many ways. The green leaves are back and Spring is in full force. Which has also stimulated a big increase in the number and quality of touring acts and local musicians coming out of their Winter lairs. This Spring brings even more musical talent to the valley and even more live music venues to hear quality acts. Like the Temporary in Willits, the Marble Distillery on Main Street and more live music to come at the in-progress expansion of the Beat down near the roundabout. Great to see!
This week, we have two excellent nights of live music planned for the little room of wonders. On FridayNight, we are hosting an award winning acoustic string band who won the prestegious Rocky Grass Band Competition; no easy feat. Should sound wonderful in the little listening room. Then, on Sunday Night we host the twice monthly Bluegrass Jam. Come on out when the mood strikes you and the stars are aligned just right. Why not?
See you at the shows!
FRIDAY NIGHT – MAY 25TH – MEADOW MOUNTAIN BAND – 8:30PM – www.meadowmountainmusic.com
We have an ideal room to hear acoustic string instruments and vocal harmonies so this band is the perfect choice for our Friday Night show. The Streak continues in fine fashion for another week. Must be around 900 in a row by now. Might have to count it again just for history’s sake. Mine that is. So sweet to keep the Streak going with a great band. Come on out and celebrate another Friday with us. Here’s some words out of their website which has some excellent videos that will give you a great idea of their music. But be aware, they will sound at least twice as good in the little room.
“Meadow Mountain started as a group of friends busking on the corner of the Vail farmers market, and it wasn’t long before they were playing gigs around Vail and Summit counties. They formed initially over a love of traditional and progressive bluegrass music. For the first summer of the band’s existence, they learned as much bluegrass music as they could, digging into bands like The Punch Brothers, Bluegrass Album Band, and Bela Fleck’s Drive band.”
“It was only a year after the band formed that they were hired to be the house band aboard the cruise ship, “The Norwegian Dawn”. There, the band spent a month tightening up their sound and exploring the eastern coast of Canada. Since their return, they have become one of the premier voices in Colorado Bluegrass music. The band has given a TED talk, hosted Denver’s only performance jam, and won the prestigious Rockygrass band competition. Other notable achievements include 1st place at the 2017 Ullrgrass band competition, and 3rd place at the 2017 Telluride bluegrass competition. They live in Denver, CO.”
“Meadow Mountain is on the forefront of a musical movement in Colorado. It is a movement born from a desire to understand one’s roots – to understand why one makes the music that they make. This band is comprised of 5 best friends, who, with their feet placed firmly on Rocky Mountain soil, look attentively towards the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich tradition of Bluegrass music there. They explore traditions of Swedish fiddle music, Acoustic Jazz, Old-time, and Classical, and their original music is steeped in heartbreak and mountain breezes. You will hear intricately arranged, soaring instrumentals. You will hear hard-driving, traditional Bluegrass music. Most importantly, however, you will hear five best friends play a music that is much larger than the sum of it’s parts. ”
SUNDAY NIGHT – MAY 27TH – BLUEGRASS JAM – 6PM TO 8PM
Every first and fourth Sunday of the month, you have the chance to join in and/or listen to some truly talented local musicians in the room for free. It’s an amazing bargain and an early evening chance to hear some beautiful live music in the only byob venue around these parts. And the live music that is created is hardly, strictly bluegrass; they cross many genres depending on the players. Love the pedal steel and all the acoustic strings. A wonderful sound. Come out and see.
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon