Mountain Mamas Music Monday - the start of summer edition
I hope everyone had a nice rest over the long Memorial Day weekend. I know that Lorabelle and I are excited that the sun has finally seemed to return for a little while which means that the grass is growing and the birds are singing. And with Memorial Day ushering in the unofficial start of summer, you know what that means... it’s time for festival season to kick into high gear! This also means that Mountain Mamas will be on summer break until August. We’ll still keep the blog going over the summer and we’ll let you know when we’re going to be heading to a fun show or event, but we won’t be holding any workshops until the end of August. So go hear some music this summer, grab some friends for a jam, keep your instruments handy and your fingers limber, and we’ll see you in the fall!
What We’re Reading
How a Student’s Struggles with Rhythm Taught Me a New Way to Teach (Strings Magazine)
What to Watch
6/4 By the Lee @ St Julien (Boulder) - Check out this harmonious duo of Lauren Stovall and Peter Sharpe from the Railsplitters. Beautiful music in a beautiful location.
6/7-6/9 Pagosa Folk ’n’ Bluegrass (Pagosa Springs)
6/8 Brewgrass (Denver) - If you like beer and bluegrass(ish) music, you can’t really go wrong with this one-day festival from Swallow Hill Music. We will definitely have some Mountain Mamas in attendance, so if you’re going, let us know and we’ll hang.
6/11 Old Fuss & Feathers @ The Laughing Goat (Boulder)
6/13 The Lonesome Days @ Bluebird Theater (Denver) - Come check out one of Kimberly’s and my favorite bands at their vinyl release show. So far we have a handful of Mamas confirmed for this one, too. Come join us!
6/15 Avenhart w/TAARKA, Ley Line, Hazel Hue, Emery Adeline @ Cervantes (Denver) - This is a powerhouse show featuring some amazing musicians!
What We’re Watching
”Live Wire” - Sheryl Crow with Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples
Other Useful Stuff
You may already have this, but I just recently purchased it so I could work on a tough solo I was transcribing. So helpful! I especially liked that I could grab music from Spotify and then easily slow it down and break it into learnable chunks.
Have a wonderful week everyone!