At Willow Farm 11898 N. 75th St. Longmont Colorado 80503
Sat. Aug. 11th from 1:00 pm-9:00pm
$20 day-pass Purchase
Food and drink available on-site!
“Alfredo Muro has been described as a Latin virtuoso, but his musical styles and tastes are far more versatile, ranging from standard classical repertoire to jazz. His forte is South American music in its many guises: folk, jazz, Brazilian, classical. Whatever the style, it’s the emotional content of his music that carries the day.” Portland Guitar Society – Summer 2006
Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist, based in Fort Collins, CO, who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique for a unique mix of acoustic indie folk. Justin has toured with Red House recording artist John Gorka and has opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters on the acoustic music scene, including Shawn Colvin, Martin Sexton, Lucy Kaplansky, Darrell Scott, and David Wilcox. Equally, his guitar playing has earned him shared stages with some of the greatest fingerstyle players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, Billy McLaughlin, California Guitar Trio and Pat Donohue. He has sold over 11,000 copies of his five independent CDs as well as being a core contributor to an instrumental solo guitar album produced for Target Stores, entitled Lifescapes – Solo Guitar, which has sold over 70,000 copies nationwide. Justin’s fan-funded new album, Now You Know, which he engineered, produced, played and sang every note himself in his bedroom studio, was released in May 2011. It has since been voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011 by Roots Music Report.
“Not only does Steve play classical guitar beautifully, he is also a master of a number of guitar styles. I have never met a guitarist who is as musically acute (he has an amazing “ear”). His flamenco playing could be said to be virtuosic, but this is not what motivates him. Rather he is a master of the expressive arts and guitar is his instrument.” (Brenda M. Romero, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Colorado, 2011)
The Colorado Guitar Quartet features Benjamin Altman, Ben Cantu, James Cline and Kevin Garry—each holds a doctorate in music from esteemed universities and maintain active careers as recording artists, concert artists and educators. All four are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians: Mr. Altman has appeared as the featured soloist with the Macon Symphony in Georgia; Mr. Cantu has performed in the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine; Mr. Cline has been heard premiering new works on KVOD’s ‘Colorado Spotlight,’ and Mr. Garry has performed in the Colorado Music Festival. Recent and upcoming appearances for the recently formed Colorado Guitar Quartet include Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts, Universal Unitarian Concert Series, Sheridan College and Front Range College. Their virtuosic and delightful programs include works ranging from Bach to Bizet to Piazzolla.
From his fluency on Classical,12-string and steel-string acoustic guitar,guitarist/composer Michael DeLalla has forged a distinguished and storied performing and recording career. His music is infused with influences ranging from jazz,Celtic and folk traditions worldwide,tempered with his classical training. A performance by Michael showcases gifted improvisation and dazzling technical facility that never sacrifices the richness and poignancy of his compositions. Sprinkled among the music are his wry, sometimes irreverent observations of the experiences that are behind the pieces. The result is not just a collection of instrumental works, but also a narrative of his travels and travails found in his varied musical habitats.
Jeff’s music has been featured often on local and national public radio programs during the last several years. Upon release of his first CD, Guitarscapes in 1999, Jeff was named one of America’s best undiscovered guitarists by Guitar 9 Record’s online guitar magazine.