Honky-Tonkin’ Classic Country and Western Swing This Sunday At Six.

photo of Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams

Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams’ classic style of honky-tonk country and western swing has a language and culture all to itself, but only takes one quick lesson to learn how to love for a lifetime. SLV audiences will again have the chance to take that lesson as the group plays a free concert, this Sun., Aug. 1 at 6pm in Alamosa’s Cole Park, as the finale of the Alamosa Live Music Association’s Sundays@Six 2010 season.

The echoey twang of the steel guitar, snap of the snare drum, thump of the stand-up bass and rippin’ electric guitar solos mix with Wofford’s distinctive vocals to create a solid sound that is familiar yet purely original. Wofford’s growly, wavering tenor rings out across dive bars, theaters, municipal concerts and festivals, conjuring up images of Hank Williams Sr., Buddy Holly and Bob Wills.

But while Wofford and his creative powerhouse of talented musicians are committed to playing real country music, they don’t stick just to the old, time-tested favorites. The band’s long collection of original tunes accompanies a handful of familiar crowd-pleasers to create a bulging repertoire of good music.

The Valley Farmers’ Market, organized by the Alamosa Uptown and River Association, at Centennial Park, between Main and 6th streets and between State and Hunt avenues in Alamosa presents live music with support from ALMA. Local singer-songwriter Antonio Lopez entertains with cover songs and originals, Sat. Aug. 7 from 10am until noon.

The entire SLV community is invited to help discofunkgrass jam band the Last to Know, from Taos, welcome students back to school during a free concert on campus at Adams State College, Thurs. evening, Aug. 26, co-sponsored by ALMA.

In case of inclement weather, Sundays@Six concerts will take place in Leon Memorial Hall on Richardson Ave. on the Adams State College campus. ALMA’s gracious members and business sponsors support the free summer “Sundays @ Six,” concerts and other ALMA events.

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