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2014 Bluegrass, BBQ, and Beer
A Summer Celebration


Date: Friday, August 8th
Place: Rotary Park
Time: 5:30 - 9:000
Cost: $7 per person advance at Maria's Bookshop
$10 at the event
Kids 6 and under free
Bands: La La Bones, Flume Canyon Boys, The Slackers, Sally Shuffield
Food and Drink: You can purchase beer, rootbeer, burgers, and brats at the event to benefit Durango Nature Studies

Join Durango Nature Studies for our sixth annual bluegrass fundraiser at Rotary Park. It should be a great way to relax with the family on the lawn and listen to some good music while supporting Durango Nature Studies.

5:30 - 6:30 - The Slackers

The Slackers are a group of musician friends who've been getting together for years to play bluegrass/folk music in one another's living rooms and, occasionally, at a party or family gathering, or a benefit for a worthy cause, such as Durango Nature Studies. (Ir)regular players out of ten that will be playing at this festival include Joe Lewandowski (guitar), Sue Coulter (mandolin), Hugh Felt (banjo-pictured at right), and Michael Schultz (bass). The Slackers are no slackers when it comes to picking, in fact their regular get-togethers represent what is at the heart of bluegrass music.

6:45 - 7:45 - La La Bones

La La Bones" is a six-piece bluegrass band that is unique in the local music scene because it features the full suite of bluegrass instrumentation (fiddle, dobro, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and double bass). With a vocal arsenal shared by 3 men and 3 women, La La Bones delivers a diverse bluegrass sound. La La Bones features Tommy Frederico on banjo, Jimi Giles on bass, Kathy Hilimire on fiddle, Deb Moses on dobro, Scott Roberts on mandolin, and Kyle Siesser on guitar. To check out their music, visit www.reverbnation.com/lalabones

8:00 - 9:00 -Flume Canyon Boys

The Flume Canyon Boys, formerly known as, Halfway to Heaven started as a project in the Sangre De Cristo mountains of New Mexico in the summer of 2011, playing for groups of scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch. The band’s debut album “100 Miles” released on April 27th of 2012. As recent residents of Durango they are working on getting their foot in the door of the local music community. The band plays original and traditional old time and bluegrass music featuring: Joshua Standard on guitar and lead vocals, Timmy Borden on bass and vocals, Evan Coombs on banjo (not pictured), Jeremy Ralstin on guitar and vocals, and Art Woodard on mandolin. To check out their music, visit www.facebook.com/TheFlumeCanyonBoys

Tweeners (playing in between the sets)
Sally Shuffield


In another lifetime, before she became executive director of Durango Nature Studies, Sally was a touring songwriter with three CDs to her name. Her songs have bluegrass stylings, but she'll be singing some traditional tunes, as well, between sets. To listen to her music or learn a little more about her former musical career, visit www.sallyshuffield.com.











 
 
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