Music Scene: Chris Proctor, more

Chris Proctor


Other music events in the area:

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Friday, March 7, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Lever Action, Friday and Saturday, March 7–8, Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 261-2052.

Violin and Viola Music, presented by Filip Lazoski and Stephanie Mientka, Western Slope Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Grand Junction; 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, $9–$24 adults in advance, $12–$27 at the door, $7–$15 ages 12 and younger, 234-7408,

Spring Celebration: The Rio Grande and Easter, Western Colorado Chorale spring concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7–8, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $5–$15, tickets at

The Young Dubliners, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $13 in advance $16 day of show, all ages, 241-1717.

Goodman Band, 9:30 p.m.–1 a.m. Saturday, March 8, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Will Whalen, 9 p.m.–midnight Saturday, March 8, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Grand Valley Children’s Choir Spring Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Central High School auditorium, 550 Warrior Way, a variety of music performed by 55 children in fourth through seventh grade, $5 adults, $3 students and children,

Thank You for the Music: A Modern Tribute to ABBA, Mesa County Concert Association concert, doors 6:45 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., for season ticket holders, sold out season, 243-1979,

Colorado Mesa University Symphony Orchestra featuring student winners of the concerto competition, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Protest The Hero with Battlecross, The Safety Fire, Intervals and Night Verses, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., all ages, $$20 advance, $24 day of show, 241-1717.

Tony Rosario, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Jeff Pine, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Huey, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

A Little Noon Music, Jonathan Hinkle, trumpet, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-4850.

A master of both the 6- and 12-sting guitar, Chris Proctor will perform Saturday, March 8, at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.

Proctor’s compositions have wide-ranging influences including jazz, pop, classical, ethnic, according to, which also offers lists of Proctor’s performance history and recordings.

Although the guitar was merely an “occasional diversion” for Proctor in his pre-teen and early teen years, it wasn’t until he “stumbled across the country blues, and experienced the epiphany to which instrumental players so commonly testify afterwards,” Proctor’s online bio said.

Forty years later, the Utah-based Proctor is a U.S. National Fingerstyle Champion. (Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing directly with contact of the fingertips, rather than using a pick).

Proctor’s most recent album, “Close and Personal Friends” (August 2012), received rave reviews from audiences and the guitar press.

“Ten CDs on Flying Fish, Windham Hill, Rounder and Sugarhouse Records, his victory in the U.S. National Fingerstyle Championship, his books, DVD’s, videos, magazine articles, and endorsements all testify to Chris’s standing as one of the elite solo guitar composers, arrangers, and performers of the day,” the bio says.

Doors to Saturday’s show will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Guest Billy Pogany will open the show.

Tickets cost $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.

Go to or call 241-8801, ext. 223, for tickets and information.


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