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December, 2010:

Bluesy Singer-Songwriter and West African Drumming and Dance Coming to Alamosa.

Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb

He’s received nominations for a Grammy and four W.C. Handy Blues awards, but Eric Bibb is a singer, songwriter and guitar player who appeals to anybody who enjoys good music as well as blues fans. He returns to the San Luis Valley with a concert Wed., Jan. 19, 7:30pm, at the Adams State College Theatre near the corner of Edgemont Ave. and Main St. in Alamosa. Tickets are $15 for ALMA members, $17 for the general public. A special musical opportunity is available this night as West African drumming and dance ensemble Bernard Woma and Saakumu plays earlier at 6pm in Leon Memorial Hall at Richardson Ave. and 2nd St., sponsored by the ASC Music Dept., ASC Student Life and Recreation, the Grizzly Activity Board, and the Office of Student Engagement and Success in collaboration with ALMA. Admission for this show is $5, but free with paid admission to the Eric Bibb show. Audience members will be able to walk a few yards between Leon and the ASC theatre to enjoy both amazing shows.

JAN. 4 – THIS JUST IN: Advance tickets for this concert should be available at the Narrow Gauge Newsstand and Adams State College Music Dept. after Jan. 5.

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ALMA Presents Waverly Road

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Waverly Road

The Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA) presents an evening of Americana music by Waverly Road at the San Luis Valley Brewing Company in downtown Alamosa Fri., Dec. 17. Waverly Road is a group of well-seasoned valley musicians who are known for their work in other bands, including Tumbleweed, Lucky La Rue, Deep Creek and Celtic Cross.  Scott Russell, Don Soapes, Frank Scott, Cathy McNeil and Deb Nichols have now joined forces to share their talent with local audiences.

Alamosa native Scott Russell honed his chops as a guitarist for many years with the legendary Tumbleweed band, led by Don Richmond.  Besides guitar, Russell plays keyboards, mandolin and fiddle.  After Tumbleweed, he went on to form Deep Creek with bassist Cathy McNeil. (more…)