Monthly Archives: February 2012
“You’re trying to catch a moment of someone’s life, and in my case, make the best kind of country music you can, because country music – to me – is real life.” –Lee Ann Womack
|Lee Ann Womack|
Best known for her single “I Hope You Dance,” which hit #1 six weeks in a row in 2000, Lee Ann Womack grew up in Texas at the heart of the country music scene. She has released six studio albums and is currently working on her seventh. “I don’t put albums out as fast as some people, but being in the studio is probably the favorite thing about my job,” she said last year.
After her pop crossover hit, Womack returned to her country roots. Her masterpiece album There’s More Where That Came From grounds her as a traditional country artist and pays tribute to childhood inspiration Dolly Parton. The success of this album lies not in any one song, but in how they fit together. Each song is part of a story about drinking, cheating, loneliness, and finding hope through it all.
A Local Connection
Womack also has personal ties to Steamboat Springs. Mark Sanders, who wrote “I Hope You Dance” along with Tia Sillers, is a Steamboat Springs part-time resident. The songwriter has performed an acoustic version of the hit single for the local community and said in an interview with the Steamboat Today, “It’s like an education, hearing the song from the songwriter. You understand so much more about where it came from.”
Best Country Song – “I Hope You Dance”
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – “Mendocino County Line”
Country Music Association Awards
Single and Song of the Year – “I Hope You Dance”
Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Event of the Year – “Mendocino County Line”
Album of the Year – There’s More Where That Came From
Best Musical Event – “Good News, Bad News”
Live Music in Steamboat – Lee Ann Womack
As part of her 2012 summer tour, Lee Ann Womack will perform at the Strings Music Pavilion on Friday, July 20 at 8:00pm. Tickets on sale now! Order tickets online or by calling the Box Office (970) 879-5056 x 105.
|Chamber Music at Strings Music Festival|
Eroica Trio playing at Storm Meadows Marie Rossano Adela Pena practicing violin just outside my office at Storm Meadows. Adela looking for her shoes. Benny Kim and his fun socks. Lambert Orkis – his music making with Russian artists during and after the Soviet era. The Carnegie Mellon Trio
The Meridian Quartet
Eroica Trio playing at Storm Meadows
Adela Pena practicing violin just outside my office at Storm Meadows.
Adela looking for her shoes.
Benny Kim and his fun socks.
Lambert Orkis – his music making with Russian artists during and after the Soviet era.
The Carnegie Mellon Trio
What classical musicians would you like to see return to Strings?
|(c) SSRC / Larry Pierce|
Leave a comment below to tell us what music gets you amped up for a powder day.
|Cellist Gary Hoffman|
Gary Hoffman: Absolutely. Some people may become bored with a piece after they’ve played it a hundred times, like the Dvořák Concerto, feeling that they have nothing new to say with it. I avoid this by trying to remain open and free, not just to things that I see and hear around me, but also to the changes that are happening within me as I go through life. There are many things that simply can’t be discovered in a practice room, and it is these things that can greatly affect your playing, if you are open to them. If it’s important to you that your playing reflect who you are, then I think it’s important that you allow yourself to be surprised. In metaphysical terms, you should nurture the desire to venture into the infinite and the indefinable.
Live Music in Steamboat – Gary Hoffman
Gary Hoffman will perform as soloist with the Strings Festival Orchestra on Opening Night at the Strings Music Pavilion. The performance is Saturday June 23rd and tickets are on sale now! Order tickets online or by calling the Box Office (970) 879-5056 x 105.
|Strings Music Pavilion|
Here enters the appoggiatura. This musical ornament creates an opportunity for dissonance to occur, which is how the Wall Street Journal and NPR came to their conclusions that the appoggiatura creates the emotion, ultimately leading to a hit song.
|Tibetan Monks – Strings Music Pavilion – 2010|
Neville Brothers Ruthie Foster and Keb Mo Front row at Paula Cole. The Buddhist Monks were the best. We loved the caterpillar and mock turtle. Natalie MacMaster’s 1st concert. Ladysmith Black Mambazo. We bought a recording and relive that concert often.
Ruthie Foster and Keb Mo
Front row at Paula Cole.
The Buddhist Monks were the best. We loved the caterpillar and mock turtle.
Natalie MacMaster’s 1st concert.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo. We bought a recording and relive that concert often.
|Joshua Bell Incognito|
My favorite memory of Strings is “the excitement of the first show of the season!”
“Strings gets better every year! Horray for Strings!!”
|Storm Meadows – 1989|
Keep checking our website to see who’s coming this summer!
In 2005 a new term was developed: social commerce. According to Wikipedia, social commerce uses social media to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services. And with more than 800 million active users, it’s not surprising that a subset of social commerce is Facebook Commerce.
Ticketmaster sells tickets to the large concert halls and venues. Typically these venues see artists that already have a large following. Often people travel for a concert, which means they also have to book a hotel room and maybe even a flight. If people go to that extent to see a favorite band, then they probably already follow the tour schedule.