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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.

 

 

Sundays at Six presents SLV Big Band — July 15

UPDATE: SLV BIG BAND WILL PERFORM AT LEON MEMORIAL HALL, ASU, TONIGHT AT 6:00 PM! SEE YOU THERE!

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present SLV Big Band at Sundays at Six, July 15, in Cole Park, Alamosa. SLV Big Band is proudly “keeping Jazz alive in Southern Colorado.” Come out and dance with us!

Dedicated to bringing Big Band Jazz to the San Luis Valley and beyond, The SLV Big Band are a non-profit group of community members that donate their time and talent to making the Rockies swing with Jazz again. Members come from all walks of life, including current and retired directors, doctors, lawyers, and more. The San Luis Valley Big Band has been committed to introducing Big Band Jazz into the San Luis Valley and elsewhere, and for 14 years they have been touring Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico providing concerts to those interested in Jazz music. The SLV Big Band supports the San Luis Valley Music Educators Program and encourages those students to make music their career.

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 Euforquestra — July 8

Sundays at Six continues on July 8 in Alamosa! Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented to you by The Alamosa Live Music Association. Next up is EUFÓRQUESTRA, a Denver-based band offering an energizing mix of “modern funk and roots with vintage soul.” See you at 6:00 p.m. at Cole Park!

Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).

In 2015, EUF collaborated with many different featured guests and continued to develop their reputation as a band of musical chameleons with the ability to adapt to a wide variety of different styles. Collaborators in 2015 included DJ Logic, Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), Kim Dawson (Pimps of Joytime), Ayo Awosika, Kevin Kinsella (formerly John Brown’s Body), members of The Motet and more.

Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band takes you on an hour-long adventure that will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band’s already cohesive sound that is “tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision.” (Jeremy Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining one foot in the future and firmly planting in the musical roots traditions of the past.

With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in front of an audience has always been the band’s top priority. As noted in a live show review by Grateful Web, “…the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any second and they want to die doing what they do best…”

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.