Annual ALMA & Friends Concert Features Don Richmond and Other Local Musicians on Saturday, Feb 17
Come out and hear great music while supporting the Alamosa Live Music Association’s work in bringing quality live music to the San Luis Valley! The annual ALMA & Friends concert is on Saturday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. Society Hall at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, CO. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for complimentary finger foods. ALMA is pleased to announce that local musicians, Don Richmond, Barry Monroe, Ruben Dominguez & Rose Vialpando, and Ol’ Scratch will be performing. Admission is free for ALMA 2024 members. General admission is $20. No advance tickets are for sale, so come early to grab a seat!
Corliss Taylor-Dunn Crabtree with Randy Macy Present the Show Tunes of Broadway! Saturday, March 2!
Society Hall is excited to present former Broadway singer Corliss Taylor-Dunn Crabtree with accompanist Randy Macy and their Broadway show-tune review! Corliss has been making her home in the SLV for many years now, and every once in awhile will come out and grace us all with her beautiful classically trained voice, singing the songs from many musical productions that once were her livelihood. Don't miss this rare treat!
Sturtz Brings Their Beautiful Folk and Soul to Society Hall
Sunday, March 10!
Sturtz's music stands out for its distinctive, soothing instrumental and vocal harmonies.The acoustic quartet – Andrew Sturtz [vocals, guitar], Jim Herlihy [banjo], Courtlyn Carpenter [cello, and Will Kuepper [bass]– falls somewhere at the intersection of folk and soul, with lead singer Andrew Sturtz’s melodic vocals soaring over the lower string instrumentals. Sturtz is based in Boulder, CO, and has toured across the U.S. opening for groups like the Eli Young Band, Trout Steak Revival, Lillie Mae, and Smooth Hound Smith. NPR’s All Songs Considered described the band as “a reassuring breath of fresh air that pulls me back to simpler times” in their April 2020 blog. Sturtz released their debut album You’ve Done this Before in August 2021, and now they are hard at work touring on this album and writing songs for their next album. When they’re not playing music, you’ll probably find them milling flour, farming, laying in a creek, or eating native foliage.
Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore Return to Society Hall!
Friday, March 22!
Society Hall is thrilled to welcome back the superb sounds of Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore!
Mollie O'Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have for nearly 30 years been one of the most beloved and best-known musical acts in the Colorado music scene and are also respected and revered both nationally and internationally. Their blend of acoustic blues, folk, jazz and Americana, all delivered through the powerful, fluid, and seemingly boundary-less voice of Mollie and the impeccable guitar accompaniment and interplay of Rich’s guitar work regularly leave audiences with that, “It just doesn’t get any better than this” feeling.
Grammy Award winner Mollie O'Brien became known to the rest of the world as a singer's singer when, in 1988, she and her brother Tim O’Brien released the first of three critically-acclaimed albums for Sugar Hill Records (Take Me Back, Remember Me and Away Out On The Mountain). Eventually, Mollie recorded five equally well-received solo albums (Tell It True, Big Red Sun and Things I Gave Away for Sugar Hill Records, and I Never Move Too Soon and Everynight In The Week for Resounding Records). Additionally, she was a regular on the nationally-syndicated radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion” from 2001 through 2005. She's long been known as a singer who doesn't recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. O’Brien has primarily focused her efforts on the fading art of interpretation and the end result is a singer at the very top of her game who is not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses.
Husband Rich Moore has busied himself in the Colorado music scene for many years. While staying home with the kids when Mollie & Tim toured, he held a day job and continued to perform locally with a variety of Colorado favorites, including Pete Wernick and Celeste Krenz. Not only is Moore known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, he's also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O'Brien's twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership. Their latest release is Love Runner on Remington Road Records.
Society Hall is Proud to Present Dana Cooper with Special Guests The Mitguards!
Saturday, March 30!
We folks at Society Hall are mighty excited to welcome back two of our favorite acts, sharing the stage on the same night! Dana Cooper is the troubadour's troubadour - tirelessly criss-crossing the country (and Ireland and Europe too) bringing his unique and insightful songs of life and all it holds to appreciative audiences in venues large and small. He's just finishing up a new album (Children of a Common Mother - his 29th) and will no doubt be sharing songs from it with the audience. It's really pretty hard to imagine anything that Dana does being done any better - he's that good.
The Mitguards are Colorado originals - hailing from Manitou Springs, and bringing their much beloved and totally unique sound and songwriting back to Society Hall, and we couldn't be more thrilled! Chris and Deb Mitguard write songs that seem both brand new and like they fell out of Hank Williams' suitcase when he wasn't looking. We don't know how they do that, but we love to listen! Heartfelt, moving, compelling, entertaining, funny, and totally their own - their songs and entertaining and engaging stage presence will pull you in and leave you feeling like life is an amazing thing - and isn't that what it's all about!
Come join us for a fabulous night of music!
More Upcoming Shows & Events
February 17 - ALMA & Friends Benefit Concert
March 2 - Corliss Taylor-Dunn and Randy Macy
(Daylight Savings time begins - 7:30 showtime, with doors at 6:30)
March 10 – Sturtz
March 22 – Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore
March 30 - Dana Cooper with The Mitguards