Venue Address (Get Directions)The Black Rose Acoustic Society
Date and Time
Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 7:30pm
THIS SHOW IS AT IVYWILD SCHOOL, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs.
California trio New West brings some of the very best in Western swing and cowboy music that we've ever heard. Join us on Friday, January 17 for a special concert at the Ivywild School featuring New West with special guests Big Honk. A co-production of the Black Rose Acoustic Society and the Colorado Roots Music Camp, this show will bring some of the best Western swing, cowboy and roots music that you’ll hear in the New Year and beyond.
If you think you know Western music, think again. This trio from California brings new songs celebrating the people and culture of the American West with three stellar voices, soaring harmonies and instrumentals that are illegal in most states.
Singer and guitarist Michael Fleming, raised at the foot of the Colorado Rockies, writes songs described by one reviewer as “among the most innovative in Western music.” He’s won the Academy of Western Artists’ awards for Best Western Swing Song as well as Best Song, and the Western Music Association’s Song of the Year.
Raul Reynoso's stunning instrumental and vocal skills have made him one of California's most sought-after performers. A two-time Western Regional Flatpicking Champion, Raul has played at the Grand Old Opry and was nominated twice for Best Instrumentalist by the Western Music Association. His CD Royal Street earned him international acclaim among jazz critics and aficionados, and he performed in the film production of “Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar” alongside such luminaries as Doc Watson, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Mason Williams and Andrew York.
David Jackson has electrified audiences across the country with his musicianship and technique on bass, piano and accordion. He’s been named Best Instrumentalist by the California Country Music Association, and has played and sung with Jackson Browne, Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton, Cher, Dwight Yoakam and many more.
Opening for New West will be special guests Big Honk. Glenn Booth, Dick Carlson, Marianne Danehy, Charlie Hall and Dave Moran celebrate good country songs served without artificial ingredients. They play a few Western swing tunes, waltzes, some Cajun music, some bluegrass, some folk. They sing songs that review the salient characteristics of Iowa, orphanhood, old-fashioned love, lost love, found love, misplaced love, love that crushes you like a monochromatic Kansas farmhouse dropped by a tornado, loneliness, bandits, the South, the South again, birthdays and their concomitant rehashing of the prior twelve months’ personal failures, small towns, big towns, ginormous towns and the Wrong Side of the Tracks. And the South.