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Violinist Rachel Lee Priday prepares Brahms for GJ performance

By Ann Wright

Some children fall asleep to soft lullabies or the soothing whirrr of a fan. Rachel Lee Priday fell asleep to Johannes Brahms’ “Violin Concerto.” “It was one of my favorite pieces when I was 8 years old. I would go to ...


Music Scene: City Rockfest Tour and other area shows for Feb. 24–March 2

By Staff

Five bands performing faithful alternative rock and metal will converge on Mesa Theater when the City Rockfest Tour comes to Grand Junction. Dove Award-winning headliner Disciple is joined on the tour by Project 86, Seventh Day Slumber, ...


Music Scene: ‘Ridenour on Flugalhorn’ and other concerts, shows for Feb. 17–23

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A virtuoso trumpet player will perform twice with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra during upcoming concerts titled “Ridenour on Flugalhorn.” Those concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, ...


Mahalo! CMU grad wins Grammy

By Ann Wright

Draped with a lei and a huge smile on his face, Kalani Pe’a accepted a Grammy Award on Sunday. “Aloooha!” exclaimed the Colorado Mesa University graduate and Hawaiian singer whose album “E Walea” won Best ...


Aloha, Grammys: Award nominee talks about studying music at CMU, Hawaiian heritage

By Ann Wright

Even the way Kalani Pe’a shouts “Gooooo Mavericks!” is melodic and crescendoes with a contagious joy. Just smile, love, because sooner but never later, you won’t be able to help yourself. Then you will want to dig out ...


Music Scene: RiFF RaFF and other shows for Feb. 10–16

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A failed reality show contestant has found success as a rapper and will bring his show to Grand Junction at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Jody Highroller (born Horst Smico) — aka “RiFF RaFF” — ...


Music Scene: Caleb Boles and other area shows from Feb. 3–9

By Tammy Gemaehlich

If music was a meal at the diner, singer Caleb Boles would be a “Texas brisket sandwich and a fat bowl of Southern Mississippi jumbalaya stew.” Add a side of “harmonica and corn bread,” and your order is up. Boles will ...


Music Scene: Gunner & The Grizzly Boys and other area shows for Jan. 27–Feb. 2

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Lead singer Gunnar Nyblad, the namesake of Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, began writing songs in his early teens while riding a tractor through his family’s apple orchards in Michigan. Nyblad and his Grizzly Boys, aka guitarists Rob ...


Local students help send gift of light to the less fortunate

By Katie Langford

Is it possible for a group of high school students in western Colorado to impact someone living in a country 2,500 miles away? According to the eight high school students who run local nonprofit Help Light the Night, it’s more than a ...

Music Scene: A Musical Caravan and other area shows set for Jan. 20–26

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Several area musicians have formed A Musical Caravan and will present an eclectic journey through distant lands and long-ago eras at two venues. A Musical Caravan, with David Alderdice and Friends, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, ...

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