Music scene: Small potatoes

Small Potatoes plays at the KAFM Radio Room at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

Paying attention to the little things, the warmth, humor and rapport with an audience, is no small potatoes.

Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso, who together are Small Potatoes, think that is what makes for a memorable performance.

The Chicago-based folk duo will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.

“When you see Small Potatoes perform, you hear two great voices, some fine guitar playing and a touch of tin whistle, flute, mandolin, bodhran and other percussion toys,” a news release biography noted.

Manning and Prezioso call themselves eclecto-maniacs and describe their music as “Celtic to Cowboy” adding that it has taken them “years of careful indecision” to come up with a mix of music with sounds from country, blues and swing to Irish and song writing that touches on all of those styles and more.

Their live CD, “Small Potatoes Alive!”, showcases the duo’s storytelling abilities and easy manner with an audience.

Small Potatoes has been on the folk touring circuit since 1993, according to the news release.

Tickets to the show cost $15.

Call 241-8801, ext. 223, or go to for tickets and information.

Other music events in the area:

• Flat Top Reed, blues, 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

• Vintage Voltage, ‘60s–‘80s rock ‘n’ blues, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4–5, Grand Valley Pub, 101 Cardinal Way, Parachute, 285-9616,

• Lobo and Sheryl Loggins, 9 p.m. Friday, March 4, Red Barn Restaurant, 1413 E. Main St., Montrose, 249-9202.

• James Williams of the Williams Brothers Band and Friends with Windsor Park, 10 p.m. Saturday, March 5, The Rockslide, 401 Main St., ages 21 plus, 245-2111.

• Wheel, 10 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., ages 21 plus, doors open 9 p.m., $6, 245-0995.

• Huey, Dewey and Louie, rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 5, Palisade Livery, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

• Zona, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Horsefly Brew Co., 2320 E. Main St., Montrose, 249-6889.

• Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 424-5354.

• Big Daddy and the Runaways, fiddle, mandolin, vocals, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., 241-2740.

• Pineapple Crackers and Chill Thrill, Mardi Gras celebration, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 5, Le Rouge, 317 Main St., costume contest, $5, 257-1777.

• Spring Concert presented by the Grand Valley Children’s Choir and Friends, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, $7 adults, $4 children and students, 241-5522.

• King featuring Project Groove and Miss Emily, 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St., 242-9633.

• Central High School Vocal Music Department Spring Concert, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 550 Warrior Way, $2 adults, $1 students, 314-9107.

• Andrea Elias and Philip Wyse, piano duets, A Little Noon Music, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-4850.

• Mesa State College Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1604.


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