2019 MUSIC & EVENT LINEUP
“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac
JUNE 11, 2019
Aspen 440 band members are David Harding, Lisa Sarver and Amy Hawes. They are vocal-driven, a very mixed bag. They cover a lot of Little Big Town, as well as blues, classic rock 'n' roll, and anything else that knocks our socks off. (Just added two Sting/Police and two Tedeschi songs to our repertoire.) Longtime Aspen musicians H2 (David Harding and Amy Hawes) are joined by sultry and soulful songstress Lisa Sarver for a dynamite trio.
JUNE 18, 2019
Defiance String Band
The band was formed back in 2007, along with a few others that spun off of a weekly old-time jam at Don and April’s house. Back then, Don Kaufman had just written a song that was a parody on the Dillard’s “Old Home Place” called “The Encana Bluegrass Blues.” The fledgling group drew national attention when the BBC videoed them performing it by Divide Creek, outside of Silt, CO. It was featured in a BBC documentary with an audience of over 75 million.
JUNE 25, 2019
Frank Martin is one the valley’s favorite songwriters, singers and multi-instrumentalist. His vocals rise to gospel heights, and his guitar and mandolin playing cross genres with fire and finesse.
JULY 2, 2019
After nearly a decade of entertaining crowds all over the West with their award winning original songs, rock group The Scones – Rick Stockton, Helen Highwater and Harry Knipe – have evolved into a very tight and professional unit. Incorporating big vocals, guitar gymnastics, banjo, bass, percussion, and drums, the band produces the infectious grooves and lush, tight harmonies that the Scones are known for. The Scones have shared the stage individually or collectively with such names as Joe Cocker, Lyle Lovett, John Cowen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and more.
JULY 9, 2019
Damian Smith & Dennis Jung
Damian Smith founded Funkhouse, an eight-piece R&B band that toured all over the country for eight years. It was with Funkhouse that Damian released two CDs and appeared on stage with such bands as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Steppenwolf, Sonia Dada, Dread Zeppelin, The Freddy Jones Band, and The BoDeans.
Since moving to Aspen, CO in 1996, Damian has worked on projects with John Oates and in 2006 completed his second solo CD entitled “Altitunes” with Richard Hathaway of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He now plays at local events with Dennis Jung.
JULY 16, 2019
CHIS BANK &
Chris Bank has performed in concert with pop artist Kenny Loggins, The Temptations, John Denver, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Buffet, and Francine Reed, as well as jazz greats Ernie Watts and Nelson Rangell.
JULY 23, 2019
Call him Contemporary folk, Acoustic blues, Roots rock, or American fingerstyle. The fact is, Kraig has managed to merge a bit of all the above, while maintaining a close and personal connection with his audience. Kraig has played up to 200 dates a year touring the US for the last 3 decades, showcasing songs from his eight cds containing almost exclusively original material.
JULY 30, 2019
Larry & Patti Herd
LP Herd is a guitar duo consisting of Larry & Patty Herd.Hailing from the Austin music scene, where they met. Both performed and recorded with several local popular bands.
Their sound is defined by Patty’s bluesy sultry voice and Larry’s jazz/blues inspired guitar style.Their song list includes Jazz standards to Rock,Blues & Country.
AUGUST 6, 2019
The Deltaz have worked over a decade to master a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk. Brothers John Siegel and Ted Siegel spend many of their days perfecting new records at a handmade studio adjacent to residence in the hills of Mulholland Highway that overlook Los Angeles. The Deltaz have had their music placed on CMT and MTV television shows such as Jersey Shore and Party Down South.
AUGUST 13, 2019
Steve Cole & Roberta Lewis
Lead vocalist Roberta Lewis has entertained in the Aspen area for nearly 20 years with 'The Sirens' and has performed with John Denver, Tuck & Patti, and Dr. John. Her mastery of styles and broad vocal range make her voice at once indescribable and unforgettable as she switches from elegant jazz to soulful R&B in a heartbeat.
Long time radio personality and featured soloist Steve is a veritable fountain of ideas on the sax, clarinet and keys. His remarkably rich voice allows him to emulate such greats as 'Louis Armstrong' and 'Tom Waits.' Additionally, he excels as a witty and charming Master of Ceremonies.
AUGUST 20, 2019
Celtic, bluegrass, old-time music with Don Paine (fiddle, clawhammer banjo), Tammie Lane (pennywhistle, flute), Steve Johnson (banjo, Irish button accordion, guitar), Trevor Mountjoy (guitar, bouzouki).
AUGUST 27, 2019
Vid recently came to live in the valley , a product of the rich Detroit music scene and brings with him a strong R&B sensibility and spirit. With a long history as a studio musician, he has proven himself to be a skilled songwriter and arranger. Besides a deep connection with music, Vid is a dedicated Vegan, an avid swimmer, hiker, meditator, and is happy as hell to be living here in Colorado!
SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
After years of studio work in Los Angeles playing sax and flute on over 20 major label releases for such artists as Al Stewart, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Steve Martin and others, Bryan Savage is now building a strong following across the country as a solo artist on the National Smooth Jazz radio charts, with the #1 most played tune on national smooth jazz radio from his CD "Cat Food", as well as doing solo performances featuring tunes from his 7 international CD releases plus other popular tunes.
September 10 & 17: Get Your Witchy Bitchy Hats
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Family band from the Roaring Fork Valley of the Colorado Rockies. They are artists as well as song writers, coming up with a lot of material and inspiration from daily life out here.
December 13, 2019
Join Father Christmas and his real LIVE reindeer
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13
County Courthouse Lawn
109 8th Street (corner of 8th & Colorado)
Free marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, and fresh HOT donuts from Aspen Mini Donuts. And, of course, a chance to visit with Santa, and meet some of his reindeer. Shop local downtown businesses for one of a kind gifts.
This event is hosted by Glenwood's Downtown Market, and sponsored by Garfield County. Special thanks to Jim Waters Christmas Decor and Aspen Mini-Donuts.
“Mountain Harmony is a women’s acapella group, performing in 4-part harmony. Over the past 20 years they have performed for tree lightings and other holiday events from Vail to Glenwood Springs and have been on stage with dignitaries including Former President Ford and singer/songwriter, Amy Grant. Their repertoire of holiday arrangements spans a few centuries.”
Gerhard Rill originally from Bavaria Germany came to the Colorado Rockies and began making music. Soon joined by Bill Rill also of Bavaria, and John Pataky of Hungary they formed Alpine Echo. Joe Pologar of Leadville now rounds out the foursome.