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La Veta Mercantile – Events

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The Mercantile is located in a historic stone building on the corner of Francisco and Main Street in La Veta, Colorado.

300 S. Main St La Veta, CO

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July 28, 2018

David Starr

David Starr owns a thriving guitar store in the heart of Cedaredge, Colorado, yet he believes his most compelling instrument is his voice – a strong, beautiful baritone that is the cornerstone of his EP, The Head and Heart.
Starr wrote or co-wrote five of the six songs on The Head and Heart, which was produced and arranged by John Oates and recorded in Nashville. He has released eight albums (including The Head and Heart) and opened shows for Survivor, Clint Black, Restless Heart, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Guess Who.
“In a perfect world, I would be playing in a room where everybody’s listening,” he says. “That’s why I like a situation like a house concert or listening room because I like to tell a story. I like to talk about the inspiration behind the song. I just like connecting and that’s what I hope to do with this new music.”
http://www.davidstarrmusic.com/ $15 at the door

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August 11, 2018

Jon Chandler

$17 in advance, $20 at the door.
Join us for an evening of meaningful songwriting and smooth delivery… a great voice.
A seventh generation Coloradan and an award winning singer, songwriter, novelist and poet, Jon writes of the historic and contemporary West. Jon’s novels, songs and poems serve to keep alive the West’s frontier ethic.
He hosts America’s Soul Live, a monthly Arvada, CO-based acoustic concert series. Jon was chosen Best Living Western Musician by True West Magazine, which also named his Westerns “best Western CD”. He was awarded the Western Writers of America’s prestigious Spur Award for Best Song two times, the first in 2009 for Linwood, a fictional examination of the last hours of the notorious gunman Doc Holliday’s life, and the second in 2012 for Morning Star Moon, his observation of Wyoming’s iconic Hole in the Wall country. He is the recipient of the Western Folk-life Center’s Yellowstone-Teton Songwriting Contest Audience Award for his song, The Road That Leads to Yellowstone. A prominent western writer, he won the WWA Spur Award for his novel, The Spanish Peaks, and his novel Wyoming Wind was a Colorado Book Award finalist. His newly released seventh CD is entitled The Gang.
www.jonchandler.com on YouTube.. “Morning Star Moon” (a favorite)

Saturday, August 11 at 7 PM – 9 PM

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August 16, 2018

An Evening from Bach to Broadway

Andy Hackbarth, Jennifer Carr, Jennifer Carr, Mary Grim, Daniel Hernandez, and John Mall Choir!

An Evening from Bach to Broadway with local favorite Andy Hackbarth, guitar/vocals, Jennifer Carr, piano/vocals, Mary Grim, soprano, Daniel Hernandez, tenor and a special guest appearance by the John Mall Choir! This special event is a gift from the performers to benefit our Cuchara Mountain Park. Ticket price to be announced soon.

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August 17, 2018

Chris Arellano

Chris Arellano’s deeply personal Americana weaves together the Norteno music of his Northern New Mexico upbringing with Alternative Country and Blues influences-for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Chris’ ability to play multiple stringed instruments has kept him busy as a Nashville session musician and Producer. http://www.chrisjarellano.com/ $15 at the door

Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM – 9 PM

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August 25, 2018

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. Hiropya will take us on an innovative journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy nominee Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya released two solo albums (“Heartland” and “Places”) from Japanese record label 333 discs.
$12.00
www.hiroyatsukamoto.com

Saturday, August 25 at 7 PM – 9 PM

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August 31, 2018

The Rifters

Advance Tickets: $15 At the Door: $20 The Rifters formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mexico from members of two popular bands already active in the area. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor of the Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters. Putting out more music than it seems should be right for three guys on stage, the Rifters employ a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments, combined with soaring three-part harmonies, to provide a mesmerizing variety of music from driving blue-grama-grass to ethereal desert beauty. The years of playing to the dance crowds in their northern New Mexico homeland has given their music a toe-tapping rhythm that is engaging and undeniable. With a pedigree of bands like Hired Hands, the Rounders, and South by Southwest among them, the Rifters are truly a musical voice of their region of high desert vistas and mountain majesty.

 

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September 9, 2018

Tri-City Trio featuring Ken Saydak

$17 advance. $20 at the door
Originally from Washington D.C., harmonica player/vocalist Al Chesis has been a perennial presence on the Denver and Colorado blues scene since the 1980s. As founder and bandleader of the highly-awarded Delta Sonics (voted best blues band by the readers of Colorado’s premier entertainment magazine, Westword, for six consecutive years), Al has brought his musicianship, showmanship, and humor to both local and national audiences.
A New York City native, guitarist/vocalist Bob Pellegrino has been a mainstay in Colorado blues for over twenty years. As a member of the Delta Sonics, Bob is a two-time choice of the Colorado Blues Society for best slide guitarist. Bob has performed in clubs, concerts and festivals from New York to Monterey, including appearances in Kansas City, Austin, Dallas and a special appearance at Denver’s Swallow Hill Folk Festival.
Ken Saydak, who moved to La Veta from Chicago, Illinois, has enjoyed a more than forty-year career as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer. Ken is the pianist, organist, and accordionist on over sixty albums by national and international artists. His solo-career recordings for the Delmark, Evidence, and SnailWorx labels showcase his instantly recognizable vocals and piano style, as well as his insightful and engaging songwriting.

 

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December 8, 2018

The Rifters

Advance Tickets: $15 At the Door: $20 The Rifters formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mexico from members of two popular bands already active in the area. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor of the Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters. Putting out more music than it seems should be right for three guys on stage, the Rifters employ a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments, combined with soaring three-part harmonies, to provide a mesmerizing variety of music from driving blue-grama-grass to ethereal desert beauty. The years of playing to the dance crowds in their northern New Mexico homeland has given their music a toe-tapping rhythm that is engaging and undeniable. With a pedigree of bands like Hired Hands, the Rounders, and South by Southwest among them, the Rifters are truly a musical voice of their region of high desert vistas and mountain majesty.

 

More Info – https://www.facebook.com/events/727530577417304/