Porter Nickerson Returns to Friends House Concerts Saturday – No Foolin’!

Last Chance for Weekend Early Bird Tix to MeadowGrass!

This weekend is your last chance to buy discounted Early Bird tickets for the 9th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival, but in response to popular demand we are extending sales through 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 2. Individual day passes are also now on sale.

Today is also the last day to submit applications to volunteer at MeadowGrass – sign up for three four-hour shifts and earn your weekend pass with camping and a t-shirt. Volunteer applications received starting tomorrowwill be added to a wait list in case additional spots became available.

Talent Spotlight: The Black Lillies

The Black Lillies will close down the main stage at MeadowGrass on Friday, May 26. With four studio albums of original material to their credit, The Black Lillies are an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries among folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and jazz.

Featuring multi-instrumentalist and frontman Cruz Contreras (Robinella), bassist and vocalist Sam Quinn (the everybodyfields), drummer Bowman Townsend (Jill Andrews), guitarist/vocalist Dustin Schaefer (Micky and the Motorcars), and pedal steel player Jonathan Keeney. The Black Lillies enter this chapter as one of the most visible, viable groups in contemporary roots music.

Their latest album, Hard to Please, was produced by Grammy winner Ryan Hewitt and recorded at Nashville’s legendary House of Blues Studio D. The record earned praise from Rolling Stone Country, NPR, American Songwriter and beyond, debuting at #12 on Billboard Heatseekers and #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Country Albums.
Talent Spotlight: The Accidentals

On Saturday MeadowGrass will welcome The Accidentals to the main stage ahead of  performances from Parsonsfield and headliner Joan Osborne. The Michigan-based group features an eclectic blend of indie, folks, pop, jazz, bluegrass, rock,classical and other genres, utilizing a wide variety of instruments that reflect the group’s orchestral roots and electric influences.

In January the band signed to Sony Masterworks (home to artists including Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins) with plans to release a new studio album, Odyssey, this summer. Guest performers on the new record include Jack White bassist Dominic John Davis, Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, Keller Williams, Kaki King and Carbon Leaf.

And Beyond!

Sunday, April 2
Dead Man Winter with Erik Koskinen
Ivywild School

Wednesday, April 5
Carrie Newcomer
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts(Palmer Lake)

Thursday, April 6
Tropidelic with Red Sage, Mo’ Mungus
The Gold Room

Tuesday, April 11
Blues Traveler
Memorial Hall (Pueblo)

Thursday, April 13
Yarn
Songbird Cellars (Pueblo)

Friday, April 14
Prairie Como
Black Forest Community Club

Saturday, April 15
The Wooks
The Gold Room

Thursday. April 20
Front Country
The Gold Room

Friday, April 28
Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble
Black Forest Community Center

Saturday, April 29
Joe Pug & Anais Mitchell
Ivywild School

Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson Return to Friends House Concerts

Rocky Mountain Highway and Friends House Concerts are thrilled to welcome virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist Willy Porter and his partner, vocalist Carmen Nickerson, back to the Skyway neighborhood in Colorado Springs for one night only.

The Boston Globe reported that Porter is a guitarist who possesses “the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics.” The singer-songwriter duo from Wisconsin are touring in support of their first album together, Bonfire to Ash. You can read excerpts from The Pueblo Chieftain’s interview with Willy and Carmen. To reserve your space for the show, click here.