Soul-jazz groove machine delivers feel-good music with roots from Motown to 60s guitar gods
The band features Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician with perfect pitch who taught himself jazz and has effortlessly been able to play a multitude of instruments. On guitar is the dynamo Jimmy James who eases through Steve Cropper-style chanking guitar, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing, and slinky Grant Green-style jazz. From Reno, Nevada is drummer Dan Weiss (also of the powerhouse soul and funk collective The Sextones). Dan’s smoldering pocket-groove drumming locks in the trio’s explosive chemistry.
University of Colorado Horn Choir(Instrumental Ensemble)
A special free encore to our summer season! From Bach to movie scores: These accomplished
University of Colorado Horn Choir (Instrumental Ensemble)
A special free encore to our summer season! From Bach to movie scores: These accomplished horn players from CU-Boulder’s Horn Studio will perform pop works, classical transcriptions, and some original works for horn choir.
This is a free event: no tickets are required!
ABOUT THIS MUSIC ON THE GREEN ENCORE PERFORMANCE
Enjoy this free concert in Steamboat Springs’ premier botanical garden. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket, sunscreen, and the kids to settle in for live music in the mountain air. Concert takes place at the Yampa River Botanic Park (1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs).
Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side-Eye.” Born into a musical family, Pat was already working with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City by age 15. With the release of his first album, Bright Size Life (1975), he reinvented the traditional “jazz guitar” sound for a new generation of players. His 20 Grammy Awards range from rock instrumental to jazz solo. Metheny has spent much of his life on tour, often doing more than 100 shows a year.
Celebrate a critical part of America’s musical heritage with Underground Railroad spirituals
Michelle Mayne-Graves and her Lifeline Quartet perform spirituals from the Civil War era and before, celebrating “code songs” written as reminders and guides for the Underground Railroad. These spirituals include hidden messages about maps, navigational strategies, and timing for slaves to escape toward freedom in the Northern States and Canada. It is marvelous and perhaps miraculous to witness the magnificent music created by an oppressed people during and despite incredible suffering.
In addition to directing choirs, performing spirituals, and helping to coordinate and lead singing groups for veterans, Michelle is a team supervisor and RN case manager for Housing Homeless Veterans at the Veteran’s Administration in Los Angeles.
2-time Grammy-nominated virtuoso mandolinist and singer-songwriter
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull hit more milestones in her first 25 years than many musicians accomplish in a lifetime. After making her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 10, the Tennessee-bred virtuoso mandolinist played Carnegie Hall at age 12, then landed a deal with Rounder Records just a year later. Now 29 years old, Hull’s fourth full-length album for Rounder is the elegantly inventive and endlessly captivating 25 Trips. The 2-time Grammy nominee will appear at Strings for the first time this November.
Dead Horses isn’t a band in the conventional sense. Rather, it’s an intimate, folk-inspired conversation between two close friends: guitarist/singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolff. Dead Horses weave together a vibrant patchwork of classic and contemporary influences that span traditional roots, indie-folk, and other experimental musical idioms. Through it all, the union of Sarah’s emotive songwriting with Dan’s intrepid bass playing transcends the singer-songwriter-with-backup-musicians paradigm.
Hawaiian-born ukulele master has virtually reinvented the four-string instrument
Many call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.” His albums have topped Billboard World Music Charts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, and Sydney Opera House. He performed for Queen Elizabeth II. He is a frequent performer on shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“I just wanted to play the ukulele my way, which turns out to be very different from what everybody else has done,” says Jake, who started playing the instrument at the age of four and learned the basics from his mother, Carol.
Brent and his two amazingly talented guests revive a musical tradition with this memorable show
Brent Rowan made his mark as a Nashville studio guitarist and record producer, nominated nine times for Country Music Association awards. In addition to over 15,000 recording sessions, he has played on dozens of film soundtracks and recorded with Chris LeDoux, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Olivia Newton-John, Sting, and Neil Diamond, along with many others.