Putting out more music than it seems should be right for three guys on stage, the Rifters will play their own brand of southwestern folk-country Americana, employing a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments combined with soaring three-part harmonies, on Sun., July 31 at 6pm for another in the Alamosa Live Music Association’s “Sundays at Six” free admission concerts in Alamosa’s Cole Park.
The Rifters’ years of playing to dance crowds around their southern Colorado and northern New Mexico homeland has given their music a toe-tapping rhythm that is engaging and undeniable. Providing a mesmerizing variety of music from driving bluegrass to ethereal desert beauty, the band features Alamosan Don Richmond on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel guitar, Dobro, harmonica and vocals, Rod Taylor on guitar, mandolin and vocals, and Jim Bradley singing and playing bass.
With a pedigree of bands like Hired Hands, the Rounders, and South by Southwest among them, the Rifters are truly a musical voice of their region of high desert vistas and mountain majesty.
Sundays at Six takes the week of Sun., Aug. 7 off and encourages attendance at the Crestone Music Festival taking place that weekend. After that, Sundays at Six returns with Tripping Upstairs performing traditional Celtic music, classic Irish drinking songs and as originals on Sun. Aug. 14. In the event of inclement weather, Sundays at Six concerts will take place in Richardson Hall on the Adams State College campus.
ALMA helps present music at the Valley Farmers’ Market, and the sounds of Crestone Kaminari Taiko drums will thunder around downtown Alamosa this Sat., July 30, from Centennial Park near the northeast corner of State Ave. and Main St., between Main St. and 6th St. and between State Ave. and Hunt Ave. in Alamosa
ALMA’s gracious members and business sponsors support the free summer “Sundays @ Six,” concerts and other ALMA events.