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Sundays at Six presents Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds — August 28

The Alamosa Live Music Association presents Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds on August 28th at 6 p.m. in Cole Park, Alamosa. Bring the whole family and help us dance into in the fall as we conclude our Sundays at Six series!

During a solo journey to the Azores Islands in 2011, Dana Louise, a visual artist, taught herself to play guitar. The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana forged the beginnings of her sound, practicing amidst the archipelago’s lava rocks and dragon trees. Back in the States, she began singing and songwriting professionally, touring regionally and internationally, and is currently recording her debut album with Trout Records.

Joined by The Glorious Birds — Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass) — Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection.

Sundays at Six is a free outdoor concert series in Cole Park, Alamosa. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Check out this year’s lineup. In case of bad weather, go to ALMA’s website and Facebook page to find out about cancellations or change of venue.

Sundays at Six presents SLV Big Band — Aug 21

The Alamosa Live Music Association presents SLV Big Band at Sundays at Six, August 21, in Cole Park, Alamosa. SLV Big Band is proudly “keeping Jazz alive in Southern Colorado.” Come out and dance with us!

The SLV Big Band was formed in November 2003 with the idea of bringing Jazz and Big Band music to the San Luis Valley. Since its inception it has played at a number of events throughout the San Luis Valley. The band has played at fundraisers, community activities, and parties. The band is made up of people with a variety of different backgrounds and careers, ranging from retired and current band directors, information technology technicians, lawyers, and more. Every year, SLV Big Band honors veterans with a free concert. They also offer a free concert on Labor Day weekend in Salida for their town picnic. And each year, SLV Big Band contributes to ALMA’s promotion of music in the San Luis Valley by offering a free concert in Cole Park, Alamosa.

Sundays at Six is a free outdoor concert series in Cole Park, Alamosa. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Check out this year’s lineup. In case of bad weather, go to ALMA’s website and Facebook page to find out about cancellations or change of venue.

Sundays at Six presents Mariachi San Luis — Aug 7 — CHANGE OF VENUE

NOTICE — MARIACHI SAN LUIS WILL BE PERFORMING AT LEON MEMORIAL HALL AT ASU ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, AT 6:00 PM, NOT COLE PARK, DUE TO RAIN.

The Alamosa Live Music Association presents Mariachi San Luis at Sundays at Six, August 7th in Cole Park, Alamosa. Come celebrate our region’s Hispanic heritage with a favorite local mariachi group.

The group began as a result of a conference sponsored by Adobe de Oro – Concilio de Artes held in Alamosa, Colo., in the fall of 1998. Mariachi San Luis is composed of younger students and adults. Their goal is to provide a safe, educational, alcohol and drug-free environment. This vibrant group of musicians has achieved remarkable growth and maturity, which can be attributed to the dedication of the students and a very aggressive performance schedule. The mariachi group has performed in communities all over the San Luis Valley, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver and Santa Fe.

Although mariachi music originated in Jalisco, Mexico, groups in the United States have appropriated the style as a proud expression of their heritage, and, although they appeal to audiences of any ethnicity, Mariachi San Luis is a fine example of this movement.

Sundays at Six is a free outdoor concert series in Cole Park, Alamosa. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Check out this year’s lineup. In case of bad weather, go to ALMA’s website and Facebook page to find out about cancellations or change of venue.

 

Sundays at Six presents The Richmond Brothers — July 31

The Alamosa Live Music Association presents The Richmond Brothers on July 31st, as Sundays at Six continues in Cole Park, Alamosa. The brothers – Don, Ed, and Jim Richmond – will be releasing their latest collaborative project, their CD, “Seems Like Only Yesterday,” at Cole Park this Sunday. The CD came about as a “family thing,” so friends and family would have a record of the brothers’ musical abilities. Join us for a rousing concert!

The Richmond Brothers grew up surrounded by music. Their mother Anne McIsaac and father Ed Richmond were both professional singers in the Chicago music scene of the late 1930s and early 1940s before marrying and eventually settling in Alamosa. Father Ed Richmond taught vocal music at ASU and the kids were expected to participate in choir and/or band throughout their school years.

Music stuck for youngest son, Don Richmond. Don has made a career right here in Alamosa, performing with his early bands from the age of 15 including his 17-year tenure with Tumbleweed, and on into his current band the Rifters. In addition, Don established a recording studio in 1990 and about two years ago started a record label, Howlin’ Dog Records, with partners David Clemmer, Jana Pochop, and Don’s wife, Teri McCartney.

Jim has played professionally for all of his adult life as well. Many Alamosans will remember his popular band, the Tennessee Hat Band. When the band split up, Jim earned his teaching certificate in physics and just recently retired from a distinguished teaching career. But Jim never quit playing and has performed as a multi-instrumentalist with many Texas troubadours such as David Allen Coe, Rusty Weir, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jack Ingram, and Tommy Alverson. He continues his musical career with his popular Ft. Worth, TX, band, Three Fools on Three Stools.

The middle brother, Ed Richmond, chose a different path career wise, but has just as beautiful a voice and just as much a love for music as his musical brothers. Ed recently retired from his work in high tech manufacturing and computer network administration. Fans will remember his beautiful voice on the first Richmond Brothers release, “Roots and Branches.”

Sundays at Six is a free outdoor concert series in Cole Park, Alamosa. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Check out this year’s lineup. In case of bad weather, go to ALMA’s website and Facebook page to find out about cancellations or change of venue.