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Talented Local Musicians to Help ALMA Raise Funds

This sign should make it easy to find the Bistro Rialto and the ALMA and Friends concert!

Latin classical music, Celtic tunes, local singer-songwriters, acoustic folk, bluegrass, blues and more are on the agenda for the third annual ALMA and friends benefit concert, Fri., April 05, 7pm, at the Bistro Rialto, on the south side of Main St. between San Juan Ave. and and Edison Ave. in Alamosa.

Don Richmond, Antonio Lopez, Rhonda Mouser, Sweet Radish, Reverend and the Blues Pushers, Professor Serious, Lucas Salazar, and Clifford Brown are confirmed performers, with a few surprises sure to come, too. Tickets are $10, and performers are donating their talents, so all proceeds will be used to support Sundays@Six and other Alamosa Live Music Association events.

Sundays@Six has long brought glorious summers of live music to Cole Park, including:

Music wafting through downtown Alamosa on Sunday evenings.

Sunsets peeking through the swaying figures of entertainers grooving on stage.

Dancers moving barefoot on the grass to the beat of some incredible drummer.

Children swinging on the swings as their parents enjoy an evening’s repose.

Potluck picnics with friends from near and far.

Sighs of relief when threatening clouds move from the Sangres to the west, saving us from Showers at Six!

The ALMA and friends concert is a chance to have a great time and help make sure those shows continue.


Leading Edge Three-Part Harmony Folk-Pop with Girlyman, Sun., Aug. 19 at Six

Girlyman and rocket

Really good, really unexpected, and really different” is how the Village Voice described Girlyman’s lyric-driven, leading edge, three part harmony folk-pop, and that band is scheduled to bring their sound to Alamosa, Colo.’s Cole Park, Sun., Aug. 19, at 6pm, closing out the 2012 season of “Sundays at Six,” free concerts sponsored by the Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA).

Girlyman is an infectious combination of rock music, folk songs, classical roots, punk sensibilities and just plain fun,” according to the Hartford Courant. The band’s harmony-driven style veers from urban folk to country rock to calypso doo-wop, and the songwriters effortlessly switch off lead vocals and play a range of instruments. Imagine the Indigo Girls got together with Paul Simon and created Peter, Paul & Mary – only sexier, and with a quirky sense of humor.


Bluegrass, Folk, Blues and More From Sweet Radish Sun., Aug. 12 at Six

Sweet Radish describe themselves as an acoustic folkgrass band from the San Luis Valley that play originals, traditionals and “radishionals.” A down to earth acoustic string band at heart, the influences on their music range from jazz to bluegrass, from folk to blues. Sweet Radish play for the next in the Alamosa Live Music Association’s (ALMA) Sundays at Six series of free admission concerts in Alamosa’s Cole Park, Sun., Aug. 12 at 6pm.

The Sweet Radish Mission is give the community a reason and a place to get down,” according to the band’s Facebook page. They are diverse group of musicians who have one common goal: to make some good music together and share it with those who want to listen. As part of their transition from a quartet to a trio, multi-instrumentalist Don Richmond will play with Sweet Radish at this show.


Grammy-winning pianist George Winston to perform benefit piano concert

Grammy Award-winning solo pianist George Winston will perform a benefit piano concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16th in Leon Memorial Concert Hall on the Adams State University campus.

George Winston at the piano. Photo by Joe del Tufo

This solo piano concert will feature selections from George’s melodic piano recordings, as well as R&B piano, stride piano, Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, and more.

General admission tickets are $20, with proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley, and are available at:

The Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley, 1115 10th Street

Adams State University President’s Office, Richardson Hall, room 210

Cranes and Crows Gift Shop, 701 Main Street (across from the SLV Brewing Company)

Narrow Gauge Newsstand, 602 Main Street

OR by calling 719-589-5252 (credit card payment accepted at this number).