Music scene: Feb. 15-21


Other music events in the area:

The Longest Day of the Year, alternative rock group from Boulder, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Marc Berger, American roots, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., $15, tickets at, 241-8801, ext. 223.

Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Friday, Feb. 15, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Michael Johnson, singer/fingerstyle guitarist celebrating release of his album “Moonlit Deja Vu,” 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, $18, 945-2414,

Remember When, Friday, Feb. 15, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

“The Telephone: Love on the Line,” Gian Carlo Menotti’s comical one-act opera presented by Blue Sage Center for the Arts Concert Series, dress rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15; family matinee 2 p.m. and evening concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, 527-7243.

Concrete Vibe, rock group from Glenwood Springs area, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Morgan Crouse, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Desert Moon, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Zoso, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, doors 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., all ages, $10, 241-1717.

James McMurtry, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $20, tickets at Mesa Theater, Back Porch Music, City Market stores, 243-8497,

Tim O’Brien, folk and bluegrass legend, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, $20, tickets at, KVNF Radio, Paradise Theater and Homestead Market, 527-6610.

South Dakota singer/songwriter Jami Lynn not only performs music from the Black Hills area, she has a deep connection to the landscape and culture of the Upper Midwest.

In fact, as a senior vocal performance major she wrote her college thesis on the subject.

Lynn is half of a folk duo that will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita.

In the entertainment listings from Cavalcade, Lynn and Dylan James are described as indie-rock, full-bodied gospel and traditional folk storytellers from Rapid City, S.D.

“Part of the music we play made up my thesis at the University of South Dakota titled ‘Early American Folk Music of the Upper Midwest,’” Lynn wrote in an email to The Daily Sentinel.

She began performing folk and bluegrass music at the age of 13, according to the biography at

“It took a little coaxing from her grandfather to make the transition from the audience to the stage, where old-time country, polka and regional folk music reigned supreme. At the age of 16, she began accompanying herself on guitar and writing her own music,” the bio said.

“What began as a typical ‘slap-it-together-and-call-it-good’ thesis turned into an intensive year of research, resulting in academic presentations in museums, libraries and historical societies and most importantly, the recording of ‘Sodbusters,’ her second full length album,” the bio said.

Lynn met James during the summer of 2012, and “their fortuitous meeting not only revealed their shared love of folk, bluegrass and jazz, but marked the beginning of an ambitious duo project harnessing Lynn’s powerful vocals and James’ first rate flat-picking skills.”

Reserve concert tickets by calling Cavalcade at 260-5413.

Go to to learn about the duo and hear song tracks.


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