2013 Bluegrass, BBQ, and Beer
A Summer Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 8th
Place: Rotary Park
Time: 5:00 - 8:30
Cost: $5 per person advance at Maria's Bookshop or Bandwagon Music,
$7 at the door
Kids 6 and under free
Bands: Chicken Strange, Flume Canyon Boys, Waiting on Trial
Food and Drink: You can purchase beer, rootbeer, burgers, brats, and pizza at the event
Join Durango Nature Studies for our fifth 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.
5:00 - 6:00 - Chicken Strange
Chicken Strange is a Durango-based stringband that plays a mix of original and cover tunes. These four friends started playing music together in 2011 and quickly realized that they had a unique blend of vocal harmonies and instrumentation. An open-minded approach to picking has taken the band from late night campfire settings to the various stages around the Southwest. While the band has its roots in bluegrass-inspired music, the group's diverse music backgrounds allow for a wide range of sound that spans a variety of genres. A typical show includes everything from the high lonesome sound of a mandolin to the dirty blues notes or a resonator guitar. When combined with an original style of banjo and highly technical bass playing, Chicken Strange captivates its audiences and adds a new twist to a familiar sound.
Chicken Strange is Daryl Braga (vocals, bass, guitar); Keith Bruno (vocals, banjo, guitar, dulcimer); Dave Larocco (vocals, guitar, resonator guitar); and Kyle Siesser (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass).
6:00 - 7:00 -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.
7:00 - 8:30 - Waiting on Trial
You could say that Waiting on Trial is a feeling. It starts as a tingle, sometimes around the toes or the fingers, and follows its natural course through the circulatory system. Their instrumentation is of the bluegrass genre, yet their rhythms and melodies branch into a style all of their own sometimes referred to as “Dark Grass”. Described as small but intense by Joan Wernick at one of their warm up jams in this years Rapid Grass Festival, they are currently operating as a 3 piece with Jimi Giles on upright bass, Chris Lane on Banjo, and Robin Davis on guitar.
Special thanks to Duffy Wilson for supplying the sound and being our "sound guy!"