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Americana from Kort McCumber and High Road, Sun., July 29

Kort McCumber and band

An incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist, dedicated performer, prolific songwriter and gifted and expressive vocalist, Kort McCumber brings his band, High Road, playing Americana music steeped in tradition; honed over a musical lifetime and brought to life in the present, to Alamosa’s Cole Park, Sun., July 29 at 6pm, for a show in the Sundays at Six series of free concerts presented by the Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA).

McCumber weaves a rich and diverse tapestry of musical experience, skill and energy into each and every show. The live experience is a must for any and every fan of on-the-road Americana. McCumber’s music is Americana at its best; equal parts rock, folk, country, blues and bluegrass, with a healthy dose of something fresh.

Writing and performing music feels like an extension of myself,” McCumber said. “I’m most comfortable in life when I am playing music. I love being able to share that with other musicians and with listeners. It makes me feel good and full and I always hope that will carry over to the crowd. That is my goal when I play. I love that transfer of energy.”

McCumber’s recordings have featured guests such as Vince Gill, Don Conoscenti and Sally Van Meter, among others.

Full concert video from Kort McCumber and High Road – music starts at about 3:45 into clip

Sundays at Six takes a break on Aug. 5 so folks can enjoy Irish songstress Maura O’Connell at the Crestone Music Festival. The music returns to Cole Park Sun., Aug. 12 with “folkgrass” from locals Sweet Radish. The season climaxes with the leading edge three-part harmony folk-pop of nationally touring band Girlyman Aug. 19. ALMA also helps present music at the Alamosa Farmers’ Market. Sultry singer-songwriter Kate Mann and cellist and mandolin player Mark Dudrow perform Sat., July 21.

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