Music Scene: Cary Morin and other area shows set for Dec. 23–29

Cary Morin


Other music events in the area:

Clyde & The Milltailers, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local bluegrass, 314-2554.

Tom Keogh & Co., 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, swing, Latin and rock ‘n’ roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

The Oxymorons, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way,, 628-4321.

Josh Rogan, Friday, Dec. 23, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Tom Keogh & Co., 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Donny Morales, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Thomasina Russell, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, Las Marias, 118 S. Sevenths St., 241-2398.

Troy Douglas Band, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Colorado Blues Champion Cary Morin is touring in advance of the release of his new CD, “Cradle to the Grave.”

Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Morin will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St.

“Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance,” according to

The Billings, Montana, native is a Crow tribal member and son of an U.S. Air Force officer. Now based in Fort Collins, Morin was awarded the Colorado Blues Champion Solo Championship title in 2013 and 2014 and was nominated for Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year and Best Blues CD in the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, says.

“In 2013, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA) and won the Colorado Fan Favorite Poll in the blues category for his second solo release, “Streamline.”

Morin performs solo as well as with Young Ancients, a collaboration with John Magnie and Steve Amedée of The Subdudes.

His new CD is set to be released Jan. 13. Go to to hear tracks from Morin’s previous albums, “Streamline,” “Tiny Town” and “Together.”

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NOTE: A previous version of this story included an incorrect starting time for the show.


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