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Weekly Top Ten February 10, 2016

KCMJ Wants To Be Your Valentine

Sad news first – last week we lost another music legend in the person of Dan Hicks, a fixture of the San Francisco music scene since the ’60s, when among other projects he spent time as drummer for the psychedelic rock band The Charlatans.

 Dan Hicks @ MeadowGrass – photo courtesy Michael Seraphin


MeadowGrass was honored to host Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks for a performance back in 2012 – he will be missed. Rest in peace, Dan.

In other news, our new community radio station KCMJ is seeking  business sponsors willing to step up and underwrite local programming on the airwaves. Rates are sure to increase as the KCMJ audience grows, particularly now that the station can be heard at 93.9 FM here in Colorado Springs. Your business could even be the exclusive underwriter for the Grass Roots Revival! If you’d like to reach potential customers who share your commitment to arts and culture, please send an e-mail to steve@rockymountainhighway.org.

Next week you can expect the initial lineup announcement for the 8th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival, which will take place from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29 at La Foret in Black Forest. Early bird tickets are selling briskly and quantities are limited – purchase yours today before they sell out! Read more

Rocky Mountain Highway Presents:

MeadowGrass 2016

May 27, 2016 1:00 pm

Featured Show

Dylan LeBlanc at Ivywild School

February 25, 2016

Tickets here

Dylan LeBlanc knows second chances don’t come around often.

But, neither do voices like his.

Overwhelmed by the speed at which his gift took him from Applebee’s server to “the new Neil Young” in a matter of months, he walked away from an unlikely major label deal after releasing two critically acclaimed albums. He slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself.

In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he also wrote a new album, Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity.

“This record is about me getting honest with myself,” says Dylan. “I had to let the guilt about the past go and find a new truth within myself. This time, I felt like I really had something to say.”

To help him say it, he sought out long-time friend Ben Tanner, the same guy who had secretly helped Dylan record his first songs after hours while working at fabled FAME Studios. (He also introduced a 16-year-old Dylan to Wilco, George Harrison, and Ryan Adams by way of an external hard drive). In between touring with Alabama Shakes, Ben was beginning to engineer records again at the label he started with another friend of Dylan’s, Grammy Award-winning musician John Paul White, formerly of the Civil Wars. The two both produced and played on Cautionary Tale. Read more

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Thursday, February 11
  • John Wise & Susan Rissman
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: Thursday, February 11 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Rico's Cafe & Wine Bar, 322 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

     

  • March Fourth! and Diego's Umbrella
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, February 11 - 11:00 pm

    Location: Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S Parkside Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, United States

     

  • Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore with Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: Thursday, February 11 - 10:30 pm

    Location: Western Jubilee Recording Company, 433 E. Cucharras St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

     

Friday, February 12
  • Phil Volan & Joleen Bell
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Friday, February 12 - 10:00 pm

    Location: Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, United States

     

  • Cheryl Wheeler
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Friday, February 12 - 9:30 pm

    Location: Tri-Lakes Center For The Arts, 304 CO-105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, United States

     

  • Acme Bluegrass
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Friday, February 12 - 9:00 pm

    Location: The Margarita at Pine Creek, 7350 Pine Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, United States

     

  • The Mitguards
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: Friday, February 12 - 9:30 pm

    Location: Rico's Cafe & Wine Bar, 322 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

     

  • Dotsero
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: Friday, February 12 - 11:00 pm

    Location: Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S Parkside Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, United States