Music Scene: Gabrielle Louise and Michael Fracasso and other area shows for Aug. 19–25

Gabriella Louise

Mara Levine

Gathering Time


Other music events in the area:

Two Faces West, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock from Denver, 314-2554.

The Appleseed Collective, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., bluegrass, newgrass and beyond, 257-9020.

Landon Eavers, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, Live in the Vines series, blues, rock, 464-5777,

Clark Jensen Band, 8:30 p.m.–midnight Friday, Aug. 19, Warehouse 25sixty-five, 2565 American Way, 628-4321.

Flat Top Reed, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684,

Goodman Band, 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428; 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

The Oxymorons, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., 243-3659.

Stray Grass, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Tom Keogh & Carol Rose, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country and good old-time favorites, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

John Muir: University Of The Wilderness, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Saddlehorn Picnic Area, 1/4-mile from the Colorado National Monument Visitor Center, free narrative concert with Celtic, contemporary and classical music score, parking limited, reservations for parking spaces encouraged, 858-3617, ext. 360,

Country jam, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, 765-2210.

Haven Effect,  Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19–20, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Pickin’ on the Pinyon, Ruttin’ Bull Pavilion, 7001 DS Road, Glade Park, Friday, Aug. 19, AJ Fullerton 6:30 p.m., Mike Dean 8 p.m., The Brothers Roberson 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 20, Matt Ryken and Free Beer 11 a.m., Bleu Edmandson 1 p.m., Lever Action 3 p.m., Morgan Crouse with guest Bri Bagwell 5 p.m., Andy Griggs 7 p.m., The Scooter Brown Band 9 p.m., open seating and general admission, $40 general admission, $20 ages 12 and younger, shuttle passes and more available, benefits Base Camp 40, 250-2858,

Palisade Peach Festival music lineup, on the Peach Jam Stage, Riverbend Park in Palisade, Friday, Aug. 19, Collin Reese 3:30–5 p.m., Jack+Jill 6–7:30 p.m., Vintage Voltage 8–10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 20, Goodman Band 12:30–2 p.m., Tuck & Roll 2:30–4 p.m., Stray Grass 4:45–6:30 p.m., LPB Band 7–9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, admission $10 adults for the weekend, $7 single day, $8 and $5 for seniors, $5 and $3 for children, 5 and younger free, take chairs or a blanket, 464-5602,

Grand Junction Rockestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Colorado Mesa University Plaza, “The Best of GJ Rockestra — Audience Choice” lineup chosen by voting on GJ Rockestra’s Facebook page, set list options at, take a chair or blanket, free concert or $20 VIP tent, VIP tickets at

Zolopht, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Will Whalen, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Fruita Farmers Market, Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, indie singer/songwriter, 858-3894.

Bicycle Annie and the Oxymorons, 7 p.m.–midnight Saturday, Aug. 20, Warehouse 25sixty-five, 2565 American Way, 628-4321.

Ces Cru, with guest Slo Pain, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $15–$20, rap from Kansas City, 773-1775,

The Workin’ Stiffs, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684,

Fifty50, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, Music on the Mountain, classic, modern and original rock, ride the tram free beginning at 4 p.m. with a donation of a can of food for the LiftUp Food Pantry,, 945-4228, ext. 0.

Mommy and Me Make Music, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Residence Inn, 767 Horizon Drive, Spellbinders storytelling and music for families with children, hosted by Grand Junction Symphony Guild, 243-6787.

Jazz Brunch with the Princess Bunch, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Grand Junction DanceSport, 421 Colorado Ave., brunch and concert by Alycia Vince and Bradley Sowash, jazz with Disney-themed surprises, $50 one adult and one princess, $20 additional princesses, light snacks and beverages, daddy dates encouraged, come dressed as your favorite Disney princess, tickets at

The Elderly Brothers, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, guitar and standards vocals, admission by donation.

Destinee & The Sink Creek Band, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, downtown Palisade during the Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 464-5602,

Clusterpluck, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Goodman Unplugged, 2–6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, Hawaiian party, 241-8686.

Cody Snow, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., 773-1775,

Rockin’ Mahogany, 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462; 6–9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, ThunderStruck Valley, 436 Main St., 314-2322.

Tom Keogh & Company, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Zac Grant, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684,

Torch and Jazz, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, guitar, keyboards and vocals, admission by donation.

No Fair Fights with guests Hashkoff and Ryan Harrison, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., aggressive, melodic, post hardcore from Denver, $8 in advance, $10 day of show, 773-1775,

Mara Levine and Gathering Time, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., $18 in advance, $20 at the door, tickets at, 241-8801.

The multi-talented duo of singer/songwriters Michael Fracasso and Gabrielle Louise will play two shows in the area this weekend.

Colorado-based Louise and Fracasso, who is from Austin, Texas, will play from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Curtis Hall, 226 Grand Ave., in Paonia. Tickets cost $13. Call 527-7243 or go to for show information.

The following day, Saturday, Aug. 20, Louise and Fracasso will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita. Tickets cost $20. Call 260-5413 or go to for show information.

“Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice,” according to

“The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song.”

Her latest album, “If the Static Clears,” will be released Sept. 30.

Joining Louise for these two concerts is singer/songwriter Fracasso, “a genre-crossing artist,” with nine solo CDs, duets with Patty Griffin and “an epic reinterpretation of John Lennon’s ‘Working Class Hero,’” among other notable stage openings and tributes.

The “authentic Texas musician, born of Italian parents” has performed in the United States, Europe and Japan. He is also a personal Italian chef for hire and a cookbook author. 

Go to or to learn about these musicians.


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