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Sundays at Six presents You Knew Me When — August 19

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present You Knew Me When at Sundays at Six, August 19, in Cole Park, Alamosa. Go to Leon Memorial Hall at ASU, in case of rain.

Outfitted with an array of instruments, You Knew Me When is a husband and wife indie folk-rock duo with a full-band sound. Based in Ouray, CO, by way of Nashville, TN, Cie and Karisa Hoover uprooted from their home and full-time jobs in June of 2012 and set plans to tour the nation for a full year…however, they never stopped. Since that time they have continued to tour full time, creating and serving up an array of craft-brewed compositions coast to coast, as well as releasing three studio albums, including their latest offering, “Into the Looking Glass.” The album is a culmination of mile-markers and moments derived from giving up everything and finding new paths together.

The Music of You Knew Me When parades between a fusion of progressive indie-rock and folk compositions all infused with a myriad of pulsing and stirring beats. WRNC Radio stated, “There is such a natural talent to You Know Me When and for the first time in quite a while it may be a sound that is truly unique, or at least different in these musical times.” While blending their vocals, Karisa, who previously served as a Nashville public school music teacher, provides the piano, ukulele, glockenspiel, and percussion. Cie, who spent several years as the Global Events Production Manager for Gibson Guitar, supplies the guitar and other rhythmic nuances. The cumulative result is a musical style that blends a singer-songwriter soul with a rock n’ roll mentality.

The foundations of You Knew Me When are rooted in Nashville, Tennessee, and while both Cie and Karisa originally went to Nashville to pursue various music endeavors, it took the husband and wife nearly a decade to create music together as a united pair. In their early years as a couple Cie could predominantly be found within the hard-rock scene, while Karisa could be found more often in vocal seminars and music education workshops, and it wasn’t until mid-2009 when the two began writing music together. It was from that point on that the two began melding their life partnership into the musical partnership known as You Knew Me When.

Sundays at Six is generously sponsored by: 1st Southwest Bank, Alamosa Home, Alamosa Local Marketing District, Alamosa State Bank, Arby’s, City of Alamosa, Comfort Inn & Suites, Crestone Eagle, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, IHOP, Jay Meyer Insurance, Kavley’s Business & Tech Center, Kenneth King Foundation, KRZA, KW Farms, Movie Manor, Myers Brothers Truck & Tractor, Porter Realty, Rio Grande Savings & Loan, SLV Federal Bank, SLV Health, SLV Rural Electric Co-op, Steffens Quality Plumbing, Super 8, Treasure Alley, Valley Courier, Valley Motel, Valley Wide Health Systems, Wall, Smith, Bateman, Xcel Energy Foundation and 2018 ALMA members.

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 9 Mile — August 12

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present 9Mile at Sundays at Six, August 12, in Cole Park, Alamosa. Go to Leon Memorial Hall at ASU, in case of rain.

From the Gunnison Valley on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies comes 9Mile – original Colorado flavored Country/Rock/Americana. Chris Coady has recently been recognized by Nashville Songwriter’s Association as “One to Watch” for his song concepts and the lyrical quality of his songwriting. Influences include John Hiatt, John Prine, Robert Earle Keen and the Eagles. Kevin Doherty’s lead guitar style is akin to the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton and Junior Brown, while at the same time bringing a contemporary “Millennial” Country Rock sound to the band. Coady and Doherty, together with the energetic percussion and harmony vocals of Jack Lucido and the solid bass lines of Brian Camp, have created that 9Mile “feel good” sound that keeps bringing audiences back for more!

Sundays at Six is generously sponsored by: 1st Southwest Bank, Alamosa Home, Alamosa Local Marketing District, Alamosa State Bank, Arby’s, City of Alamosa, Comfort Inn & Suites, Crestone Eagle, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, IHOP, Jay Meyer Insurance, Kavley’s Business & Tech Center, Kenneth King Foundation, KRZA, KW Farms, Movie Manor, Myers Brothers Truck & Tractor, Porter Realty, Rio Grande Savings & Loan, SLV Federal Bank, SLV Health, SLV Rural Electric Co-op, Steffens Quality Plumbing, Super 8, Treasure Alley, Valley Courier, Valley Motel, Valley Wide Health Systems, Wall, Smith, Bateman, Xcel Energy Foundation and 2018 ALMA members.

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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 Tumbleweed — July 29

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present Tumbleweed at Sundays at Six, July 29, in Cole Park, Alamosa. Go to Leon Memorial Hall at ASU, in case of rain. We’re thrilled to be hosting these gents, who are such an important part of the musical memories of so many people in the San Luis Valley.

Tumbleweed originally formed in the fall of 1973 to be the house band at the newly opened location of the Goalpost night club in Alamosa, Colorado. Although there were no plans for any sort of long-term endeavor, the band quickly started collecting legions of fans and realized there was something going on worth sharing and continuing.  The band started branching out and over the years began touring extensively in their native region of Colorado and New Mexico. Tumbleweed always seemed to feel most at home in the mountain resort areas and became regulars at such well-known clubs as the Old Dillon Inn in Silverthorne, Colorado and many other high country clubs.

The band’s music was always characterized by wide-ranging variety, eclectic selection, and intricate and challenging arrangements. Although usually thought of as a country band, Tumbleweed played (and plays) material from rock to blues to reggae to bluegrass to old hippie anthems and pretty much whatever they feel like. With several active songwriters in the band, there was always a mix or original and cover material happening. It was always an interesting night, and no one (least of all the band) was ever sure what was going to happen.

Tumbleweed is a 5-piece fully electric powerhouse of a band, with a wide range of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars (often 3 lead guitar players) bass, drums, pedal steels (2 onstage) mandolin, accordion, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, trumpet, and even a clarinet making an occasional appearance.

Numerous different musicians moved through the ranks of Tumbleweed over the years, with the current lineup being the same as featured on their last studio album “Welcome” – Don Richmond on guitars, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel, harmonica, trumpet and vocals, Rob “Robear” Bosdorf on guitar, pedal steel and vocals (and clarinet if he’s feeling brave), George Egbert on drums and percussion, Roger Dawson on bass and vocals, and Scott Russell on guitar, mandolin and accordion.

And you still never quite know what’s going to happen! But it will be fun!

Sundays at Six is generously sponsored by: 1st Southwest Bank, Alamosa Home, Alamosa Local Marketing District, Alamosa State Bank, Arby’s, City of Alamosa, Comfort Inn & Suites, Crestone Eagle, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, IHOP, Jay Meyer Insurance, Kavley’s Business & Tech Center, Kenneth King Foundation, KRZA, KW Farms, Movie Manor, Myers Brothers Truck & Tractor, Porter Realty, Rio Grande Savings & Loan, SLV Federal Bank, SLV Health, SLV Rural Electric Co-op, Steffens Quality Plumbing, Super 8, Treasure Alley, Valley Courier, Valley Motel, Valley Wide Health Systems, Wall, Smith, Bateman, Xcel Energy Foundation and 2018 ALMA members.

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 Ant People — July 22

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present The Ant People at Sundays at Six, July 22, in Cole Park, Alamosa. This Tulsa, OK based group will be presenting a blend of Jazz, Funk and R&B for all ages to enjoy. The Ant People are an eclectic group of core rhythm section players made up of Josh Westbrook (Guitar), Jordan Hehl (Bass) and Nicholas Foster (drums). This group is one of a few offshoots that stems from Tulsa’s long-thriving music scene. These players have been involved in bands such as The Mike Cameron Collective, Green Corn Rebellion, Branjae, Mr. Homeboy and many other groups that make up Tulsa’s diverse music scene.

Sundays at Six is generously sponsored by: 1st Southwest Bank, Alamosa Home, Alamosa Local Marketing District, Alamosa State Bank, Arby’s, City of Alamosa, Comfort Inn & Suites, Crestone Eagle, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, IHOP, Jay Meyer Insurance, Kavley’s Business & Tech Center, Kenneth King Foundation, KRZA, KW Farms, Movie Manor, Myers Brothers Truck & Tractor, Porter Realty, Rio Grande Savings & Loan, SLV Federal Bank, SLV Health, SLV Rural Electric Co-op, Steffens Quality Plumbing, Super 8, Treasure Alley, Valley Courier, Valley Motel, Valley Wide Health Systems, Wall, Smith, Bateman, Xcel Energy Foundation and 2018 ALMA members.

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.