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17th annual Charles Sawtelle GNU Mountain Jam

The Charles

The best in local & national music, homemade BBQ and local brews.

This is a family summertime favorite.

Gold Hill Inn, Gold Hill, Colorado
Sunday, July 23, 2006
noon to five


Darol AngerUncle EarlClay KirklandClay KirklandCSweet Sunny South

- Darol Anger - - Uncle Earl - - Clay Kirkland - - Scott Nygaard - - Sweet Sunny South -

KGNU Radio presents the 17th Annual Charles Sawtelle GNU Mountain Jam, featuring top national and local musicians performing bluegrass, jazz, blues and folk music at the Gold Hill Inn, Gold Hill, Colorado, Sunday, July 23, 2006 from noon to five.

Appearing in concert at KGNU Radio?s annual fundraiser are Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard, the Clay Kirkland Band, Sweet Sunny South and Uncle Squ?Earl. The afternoon of good music also offers tasty homemade Texas BBQ and local micro brews. Tickets are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are $12 for KGNU members and $15 for nonmembers. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Advance tickets are available by calling KGNU at 303-449-4885.

Darol Anger is an accomplished musician in contemporary folk, blue grass and jazz. A violinist as well as a fiddler, he is known for inventing some of his own musical genres such as The Fiddlers 4, a collaboration with Cajun fiddlers, and a recent release Diary Of A Fiddler, which sets Anger in duet with the most prominent and innovative fiddlers of our time. Anger?s main project is Republic Of Strings, with Scott Nygaard, as the master guitarist. The release is a genre-stretching, multi-generational string workshop featuring music from Appalachia, Sweden, Brazil and Mali.

Scott Nygaard is a flat-picking guitar virtuoso who reinvents traditional songs from the Appalachian Mountains. Scotts spent many years wandering the sea of American music that includes bluegrass, jazz, Cajun, western swing and rock and roll helping Nygaard to form a style which is truly his own. He has released two solo albums, the second of which, Dreamer?s Waltz, was nominated for an Indie award by the Association for Independent Music.

Clay Kirkland has a history of hoisting the humble harmonica to heavenly heights. Blues and Beyond the Beyond Blues is a new CD release complimenting his good ole down home funky blues. Kirkland has thrilled audiences throughout the country playing a blues rooted harmonica. Denver?s Westword Magazine voted Kirkland?s first CD Blues Rock Raga Best World Beat Album of 1995.

Sweet Sunny South is an acoustic old-time bluegrass band that plays a unique blend of new and traditional music. Based in Paonia, Colorado, the group has performed extensively in the region, and is known for their entertaining stage show. With a healthy dose of humor, great singing and song writing, Sweet Sunny South performs in costumes of a by gone era weaving in and out around a single microphone. The band also performs the traditional sound of music greats such as The Stanley Brothers and The Carter Family.

The Uncle Squ?Earl Band featuring members of Uncle Earl with Darol Anger and Friends, will capture the crowd with vocal harmonies, fiddles and mandolins playing old time string band music.

The Charles GNU Mountain Jam is an annual fundraiser for the listener-supported station. Advanced tickets are available by contacting KGNU at 303-449-4885.
Gold Hill Inn, Sun at 12:00 PM


Created:02/24/06, Modified:06/22/06, expires:07/23/06, priority:9