Music Scene: Jan. 11-17
Mesa Theater and Lounge will host two nights of Texas country music during The Texas Doubleheader, a benefit for Base Camp 40, a Warriors in the Wild Wounded Warrior Elk Hunt.
The Doubleheader will feature Bri Bagwell and the Banned with guests Morgan Crouse and Matt Ryken at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The Scooter Brown Band and Lainey’s May will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
Admission is $10 each night or $15 for both shows.
As an independent artist without a record deal and without management, Bagwell’s popularity comes from word of mouth, according to the bio at http://www.reverbnation.com/bribagwellmusic.
The New Mexico native, who moved to Austin, Texas, a few weeks after turning 18, admits that “late nights, rowdy Texas crowds, and being alone on stage with just a guitar, shaped her onstage charismatic charm. She learned to gain a crowd’s attention with her beautiful voice, singing songs she wrote herself,” the bio says.
Her first album, “Banned from Santa Fe” was released in June 2011.
“(The album) sold through the first printing, and is gaining traction very quickly among music fans,” the website says. “Bri Bagwell was the only female artist on the Texas Music Chart for a few weeks with her single, also titled ‘Banned from Santa Fe.’”
Bagwell performed in Grand Junction last January, taking the stage in a benefit for the St. Mary’s Cancer Survivorship Program.
Also to be featured at the Friday concert is Crouse, a 14 year-old singer/songwriter/musician from Loma, and Ryken will join Bagwell.
Texas-based Scooter Brown Band will be joined Saturday by Lainey’s May, a family band from Fruita featuring Delainey, Tiernan and Jeff Boyd.
Call 250-2858 or 241-1717 or go to http://www.mesatheater.com for information.