Texas-based singer, songwriter and storyteller Adam Carroll met his future wife, Chris, at a music festival in her Canadian hometown.
Already a fan of his music and a singer and songwriter herself, Chris "was blown away" when she saw him play in 2012.
Both were recovering alcoholics and the two gravitated toward each other after a "picking circle" while the other musicians at the festival partied.
Adam and Chris Carroll now tour the country with their three dogs in an RV and will perform a show at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Restoration Vineyards, 3594 E 1/2 Road, in Palisade. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
The concert is a joint fundraiser for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and The Art Center.
Adam Carroll is a native of Tyler, Texas, who grew up in a household where music was a constant. His mom is a musician, "while his dad had a killer record collection," according to adamcarroll.com.
Adam Carroll has released eight indie albums. His most recent are the solo effort "I Walked in Them Shoes" and "Good Farmer," which was recorded with Chris Carroll.
Chris Carroll grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, in a household that enjoyed camping as much as the sing-along that ensued, according to chriscarrollsongs.com.
She released her CD "Trouble & Time" in 2014.
Tickets to the concert cost $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Children age 12 and younger get in free.
Ticket proceeds and a portion of wine sales will be split between the symphony and The Art Center.
Tickets can be purchased at gjso.org, at the symphony office at 414 Main St. or by calling 243-6787.
Here are details on other music events happening in the area:
Amos Lee, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., singer/songwriter playing folk, blues, country and '70s-style R&B, guest Madison Cunningham, ticketmaster.com.
Loose Cannon Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a variety of old time favorites, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Hemlock, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $9.70–$15, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
Jack + Jill, 9–11:30 p.m., Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, free show, warehouse2565.com.
Dave Mensch, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock from Durango, 314-2554, cruisersgj.com.
Huey, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Sang Garden, 687 Horizon Drive, with a guest, 242-2396.
Carface, 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30–31, Omnia Contemporary, 639 Main St., a cathartic transformational art concert featuring musical group from New York, $7.89 plus fees at eventbrite.com, facebook.com/omniacontemporary.
Moab Music Festival in and around Moab, Utah, "Home From War" pre-concert talk 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Star Hall, concert 7 p.m., $25 adults, $5 ages 6–18; "Tango Meets Joropo," 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Red Cliffs Lodge, $40 tent, $30 lawn, $5 ages 6–18, free ages 5 and younger; "Viva Brazil," 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Red Cliffs Lodge, $40 tent, $30 lawn, $5 ages 6–18, free ages 5 and younger; Rocky Mountain Power Family Concert, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, Old City Park, free; "Hotel Cabaret: Kim Hawkey & The Elvanelle Band," 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, HooDoo Moab, $40, moabmusicfest.org/calendar.
The Turbos, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, Columbus, Ohio rock 'n' roll quartet, cruisersgj.com.
Future Scars, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Copeka Coffee, 1012 N. Fifth St., Santa Fe, New Mexico, band touring in support of its new album "Harrow," guest Night Whip, $5, 628-0878, facebook.com/copekacoffee.
Neon Sky, 1–5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Restoration Vineyards, 3594 E 1/2 Road, Palisade, 985-0832.
David Rogers, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, 68 S. Grand Ave., Montrose, classical crossover guitar, $15–$22, healthyrhythm.net.
Live Music With Randy, Morgan & Jared, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, featuring Randy Brown, Morgan Crouse and Jared Shaw, Facebook.com/CopperClubBrewingCompany.
Soul Habit, 9–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, free show, warehouse2565.com
KC and the Sunshine Band, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Las Colonias Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Ave., Grammy-winning booty shaking band, $37–$71, tickets at ticketmaster.com.
Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country and classic rock 'n' roll, free family line dance 6–7 p.m., for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, Charlie Dwellington's, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.
Jaden Carlson Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., Boulder quartet playing jam, funk, hip-hop, electronic and jazz, $20, tickets at 241-8801, kafmradio.org.
Stillhouse String Band, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Avalon Theatre Sunset Terrace, 645 Main St., avalontheatregj.com
Hunker Down featuring AJ Fullerton, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Fourth and Main streets after the Market on Main, Rhythm & Brews Summer Concert Series in conjunction with the Tour De Rock event that brings Colorado Mesa University students, alumni and community members to downtown, wear a costume and ride your bike on the 10th Street bike path to Main Street, beer garden proceeds go to Colorado Mesa University Alumni Association, downtowngj.org.