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I’m really looking forward to playing at this wonderful venue in Longmont, CO this Saturday at 7:00.  It’s a great bookstore, and great concert venue, as well.  If you’re in the area, please plan to drop by and hang out for awhile.  More info at the attached URL…or feel free to e-mail, contact Jon.  Hope to see you this Saturday in Longmont!



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Receiving my big ol’ Gibson Songwriter Deluxe from the Western Folklife Center’s Hal Cannon onstage at Montana State University in Bozeman.   My song The Road That Leads to Yellowstone won the audience award in the Yellowstone & the Tetons Songwriting contest, and the Gibson was my prize.  Woo-hoo.  The song appears on the CD Songs of Yellowstone & the Tetons, along with tunes by Lyle Lovett, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Connie Dover and a bunch o’ others.  Available from the Western Folklife Center.

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THIS MONTH ONLY!!! America’s Soul Live will be the FINAL Tuesday of the month, rather than the third Tuesday.  Jon will be in Reno, and Ernie will be off playing with one of the five or six hundred bands he’s with on the third Tuesday, so we’re holding the AUGUST ASL ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, and are proud to feature some wonderful traveling troubadours from Michigan, Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini.  They’re both marvelous acoustic blues/roots/country singer-songwriters, and we’re happy to introduce them to Colorado!  Look forward to seeing you on August 31.

ASL August 31 – Seal Latini

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We had a fine, fine show on July 20th with Juni Fisher and Maree McRae.

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May 2010 ASL   

We have a truly special America’s Soul Live planned for Tuesday, May 18, with Celeste Krenz and Kit Simon joining Jon and the guys.  Celeste is Nashville-based these days, and is one of the country’s most impressive singer-songwriters.  Plus, she was kind enough to add this performance to her tour at the last minute, changing her itinerary just to appear at the Pickin’ Parlor…so, please join us to give Celeste the warmest of ASL welcomes.  (And Kit, too, of course.)  Hope to see you Tuesday at the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor….info. attached in pdf format, or call 303-421-2304 for tickets & info.  Thanks one and all for supporting America’s Soul Live!

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Arvada, CO. March 3 – The Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor ushers in the seventh season of America’s Soul Live! an acoustic concert series, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, with host Jon Chandler featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Bill Barwick and Denver folk legend Roz Brown.  

America’s Soul Live! is held the third Tuesday of each month, and features regional and national songwriters performing both new and favorite compositions in an intimate acoustic setting.  Admission is $12.

Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor owner Kit Simon has seen the show grow from a small song circle to an SRO venue.  “I can’t believe ASL’s six years old,” says Simon.  “The people who have appeared over the past six years are a “who’s who” of acoustic music.  It’s been a great run and it’s getting better all the time.”

According to Chandler, “This is a special show, so I wanted it to be about as “Colorado” as you can get.  Bill Barwick and Roz Brown fit the bill to a ‘t.’”

Bill Barwick and Roz Brown have entertained at Denver’s legendary Buckhorn Exchange for years.  The Buckhorn Exchange is Denver’s oldest restaurant, and holds the city’s fist liquor license.  For over a century, countless luminaries including William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, have made the Buckhorn Denver’s most famous restaurant and watering hole. 

Bill Barwick is one of America’s most popular western singer/songwriters and one of Americana music’s finest vocalists, as well. His rumbling bass is instantly recognizable as the voice of the Starz Encore WESTERNS Channel.  He is the Western Music Association’s 2009 Male Performer of the year, as well as the 2005 Academy of Western Artists’ Male Vocalist of the Year. His iconic song, “There Ain’t No Quit,” was the top Western song of 2006 according to the industry bible, PowerSource Magazine.  He is known throughout America as the “cowboy’s cowboy singer.” 

Roz Brown is an accomplished autoharpist, musical historian and mainstay on the Americana festival circuit.  He’s performed at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, the Western Music Association, the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum and a variety of Australian Folk Festivals.  Each September, he and Bill perform at the prestigious Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.  Since 1980, he’s entertained countless diners, drinkers and tourists at the Buckhorn Exchange.

America’s Soul Live! gives listeners an Austin City Limits-type experience with award-winning singer/songwriter/author Chandler welcoming contemporaries to the stage each month.  Dubbed the “Best Living Western Musician” by True West, Chandler won the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for his sixth CD, The Grand Dame of the Rockies. Chandler and his guests are joined by string wizard Ernie Martinez, Denver’s fiddler of choice Johnny Neill, and bassist extraordinaire Jeff Graves.                                                             

The Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor, nationally known for its great selection of high-end acoustic instruments, is proud to provide a venue for some America’s finest singer/songwriters.

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Jon welcomes one of the finest singer/songwriter/poets of the West, Gary McMahan, to the Pickin’ Parlor stage for the Tuesday, January 19 America’s Soul Live!  Gary is known internationally as a superb writer and poet, and his songs and tales of the West are incomparable.  The Old Double Diamond, The Two Things in Life and Dena Rose are among his classics, and he’s just released a fabulous new CD entitled Goin’ My Way? with some of his best work to date.  Come on down to the Pickin’ Parlor on Tuesday the 19th to celebrate the Western life with Jon, Gary and the boys.  More info. on the attached pdf file.  Hope to see you there.

January 2010 ASL

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