This week in the High Country music scene
Ryan Summerlin July 12, 2012
Every Friday evening, the Dillon Amphitheatre comes alive with a new, free performance for Summit Countians. Tonight, flatpicking guitarist Larry Keel and Natural Bridge will perform at 7 p.m. Keel, hailing from Virginia, brings bluegrass and acoustic guitar to the forefront with original music. “He’s also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it’s a tune written by a fellow songwriter/musician friend, or a tasty cover from any number of genres all over the map,” Keel’s biography boasts. Natural Bridge brings mandolin, banjo and bass together with vocals. For more information about Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, visit www.larrykeel.com. The Dillon Amphitheatre is located on Lake Dillon drive on the reservoir’s shore.
Get down with “the super ’70s disco dynamo” Boogie Machine on Saturday night at the Dillon Amphitheatre, when “two fabulous femmes and two freaky studs dish out the funk like a runaway train bound for bootie heaven.” The band covers ’70s favorites from The Bee Gees, Chic, Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor among others, and band members come bedecked in “the biggest afros you’ve ever seen.” The free 7 p.m. concert is part of the Sunset at the Summit series.
Continuing the Concert in the Park Series in Frisco, Lipbone Redding and the Lipbone Orchestra will perform Thursday evening at the Frisco Historic Park, located at 120 Main St. The band will send its New Orleans swing and Memphis grooves throughout town at this free show, which starts at 5:30 p.m. “Lipbone and his two-man orchestra make for a show greased with uncanny riffs of vocal trumpeting, booming mouth percussion, hilarious side moments and esoteric lyrics,” the band’s website states. For more information about Lipbone Redding and the Lipbone Orchestra and a sampling of the music, visit www.lipbone.com. To learn more about Frisco’s Concert in the Park Series, visit www.townoffrisco.com.
On the classical side of things, the Breckenridge Music Festival chamber series presents Chopin with guest pianist Panayis Lyras at the Riverwalk Center (150 W. Adams) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The world-renowned pianist is joined by special guests Nathan Olson on violin, Winona Fifield on violin and James Holland on cello. Two of the four Chopin nocturnes to be presented have been adapted from the piano originals and recast for violin and piano. The concert is the first in this summer’s Tuesday Chamber Series. Tickets range from $7 for juniors to $35 and can be purchased at www.breckenridgeriverwalkcenter.com or by calling (970) 547-3100.
The Texas-based alt-country band Left Arm Tan makes its Breckenridge debut at three20south on Thursday. Called “a veritable powerhouse of Texas music,” the band features frontman Troy Austin on vocals along with Texas greats Jeff Scroggins (Constant Seas), Daniel Hines (Four Mile Mule, Bad Haskells) and Tim Manders (Four Mile Mule, Buck Jones, I the Jury). “It’s a rock show with pearl snap shirts,” Scroggins writes, and the live performance is one of their hallmarks. For more information visit www.three20south.com and www.leftarmtan.com.