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Rupert Wates at the La Veta Mercantile

Rupert Wates’ music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. Despite Wates’ British background, and underpinning the universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him “a prime figure in American music.” He was voted an Artist Of The Year in both 2013 […]

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Jon Chandler at the La Veta Mercantile

Join us for an evening of meaningful songwriting and smooth delivery… 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. Jon Chandler is a three-time winner of the prestigious Spur Award from […]

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HONEyhoUSe at the La Veta Mercantile

hONEyhoUSe is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet-voiced Mandy Buchanan, hONEyhoUSe seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana […]

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Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore in Concert at the La Veta Mercantile

Mollie O’Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have for nearly 30 years quietly made it their mission to find, mine and reinvent other artists’ songs. They are geniuses at the craft of interpretation in the way that great singers, since the beginning of popular American music, have made the songs of their era their […]

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Mike Blakely at The La Veta Mercantile

As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 13 albums, performed all over the U.S., and has made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have also been recorded by artists such as Johnny Bush, Flaco Jiménez, Raul Malo, Gary P. Nunn, Johnny Rodriguez, and Red Steagall. In 2007, his story song “The Last Wild White Buffalo” […]

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Fort Francisco Days

Visit the Fort to celebrate La Veta’s origins during Francisco Fort Days on July 18 and 19! Saturday traditionally begins with a pancake breakfast fundraiser followed by a full day of music, performances, presentations, and family fun. There will also be food vendors and arts and crafts! ABOUT THE FORT: Francisco Fort is the last […]

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Moors & McCumber at the La Veta Mercantile

Ten years ago, two gifted musicians met and found what they hadn’t known they were looking for: an incredible duo. Ever since, Moors and McCumber have been cultivating the roots of their musical influences in songs that delve into love and life through haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies, and dazzling instrumentals. A modern-day version of Simon […]

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Shawn Brown at the La Veta Mercantile

Shawn Brown, master of the Hammond B3 and Most Soulful Vocalist this side of the Mississippi, learned music while playing Gospel with his family. His musical journey began at the age of 3 when he began playing the piano, and then became the organist, accompanying his mother for their church at 8 years old. Shawn’s […]

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The Jack Hadley Band

The Jack Hadley Band is a Blues and Rock Band from Boulder, Colorado. Hadley has been Influenced by everything, but especially the blues, including masters like the 3 Kings (Freddie/Albert/BB; Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, and Bob Marley). He is committed to the performance and creation of music, and not the fashion of music, and his […]

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The Cody Sisters Band at the La Veta Mercantile

The Cody Sisters Band is coming live to the La Veta Mercantile! The Cody Sisters Band has established itself as a force in the United States for fans of acoustic, folk, and bluegrass music. Their passion is in creating new music with their award-winning instrumentation, their stunningly emotional original lyrics, and their beautiful sister harmonies. […]

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Chris Arellano at the La Veta Mercantile

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 […]

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HighTime at the La Veta Mercantile

HighTime is an accomplished trio from the heart of Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. Combining Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences, they produce a rich and unique sound and an electric energy on stage. This coupled with intricate three-part vocal harmonies and displays of exceptional, rhythmic step dance, have […]

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Eric Elison/Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band at the La Veta Mercantile

Eric Elison’s music reflects a growing sense of spirituality, and mysticism. Beginning with songs he recorded for his first album Westside Cafe, Sand Creek, and Gallatin Morning, Eric has written other songs that add to what some listeners describe as Mystic Folk. Songs including River of Time, Buffalo Are Coming, Starlit Sky, Came Upon a […]

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Patsy O’Brien at the La Veta Mercantile

Hailing from Cork in the south of Ireland, award-winning songwriter and much sought-after guitarist Patsy O’Brien is renowned for his ability to meld songwriting and guitar styles seamlessly. Patsy has traversed the globe, guitar in hand, accompanying, creating and recording with some of the giants of Irish music. With critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt […]

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The Rifters at the La Veta Mercantile

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 […]

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Jeffrey Foucault at the La Veta Mercantile

With his rugged Midwestern sensibility and rich, evocative voice, Jeffrey Foucault is a songwriter in the tradition of the classic American country-folk troubadours. Citing heroes like John Prine, Greg Brown, Chris Smither, and Townes Van Zandt, Foucault received accolades from the roots rock community in 2001 with the release of his stark and compelling debut […]

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Yvonne Perea, Danielle Andrade, Dianne De Leon of hONEyhoUSe

Yvonne Perea, Danielle Andrade, Dianne De Leon of hONEyhoUSe, joined by Don Richmond! With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne’s music or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really […]

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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 […]

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David Starr and Eric Stucky

Americana songwriter David Starr released an evocative new album, South and West, in June 2018. The project draws inspiration from the bountiful songwriting community in Nashville, as well as the beautiful backdrop of the Grand Mesa near his home in Cedaredge, Colorado. “David Starr has a voice you will never forget. His music is authentic, […]

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Crunch & Munch: Ken Saydak and Tom Munch

What do you get when you cross the mellow, melodious musical mosaic that is Tom Munch with the blues-soaked crunch of Ken Saydak’s urban Americana? Come find out! Join us for a slightly sweet, somewhat nutty evening of music, where two of our areas most prolific performers find common ground in the music of America. […]

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John Fullbright

John Fullbright’s 2012 studio debut, From the Ground Up, received a Grammy nomination for Americana Album of the Year, and later that year he won ASCAP’s Harold Adamson Award for lyric writing. In 2014, John released the critically acclaimed Songs, toured all over America and the UK, and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. […]

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Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre, a Walsenburg historic landmark, dates back to 1917 when it was named the Star Theatre. Upon its opening, the Walsenburg World reported, “Besides being a high-class picture show-house, the Star is now Walsenburg’s largest and best-equipped hall for plays, vaudeville or conventions.” In 1929, the theatre began showing talking pictures, its interior [...]

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