After touring out East last month, from the Appalachians to New England (and even trekking to Canada for a Wilders reunion at Calgary Folk Festival!), I’ve been catching up at home in KCMO…and now I’m gearing up for another tour journey – this time out west through the mountains of Colorado! I sure have fallen for Colorful Colorado and I do want to share my concern for so many of you in the state who have been impacted by either wildfires or recent flooding. My heart goes out to you.
Starting today, I’ll be making my way through the Rockies for a bit over a week, playing at a couple of summer festivals and great breweries, as well as stopping in to do some live on-air radio. I’ll be returning to Fruita, CO on August 16 a show at Hot Tomato, where I’ll play some of my solo material in addition to joining Honey Don’t (my good friends, formerly of Sweet Sunny South) on stage. The following day, I’ll head over to Marble, CO for Marble Fest for a both a solo set and a performance with Honey Don’t!
I’m excited to visit Revolution Brewing in Paonia, CO again, where I will perform on August 21. Y’all know I love Paonia-town, and again I’ll have good musical friends joining me throughout the evening! The next day I’ll be performing on-air at KSJD radio (located in Cortez, CO and broadcasting out to surrounding areas) at 2:00pm, then later that night I’ve got a show at Dolores River Brewery in nearby Dolores, CO. Last time I played there, we had a full-on dance party packed house. It was an absolute blast when I stepped out in front of the speakers to join the dancers as I fiddled!
Last summer, I had a blast at the Americana Music & Art Festival in Florence, CO and am pleased to let you all know that I’m performing again at the festival on Saturday, August 24. Click here for more information on the fest and to reserve your tickets while they’re still available at a discounted price! I’ll be closing out my tour through Colorado with a performance on August 25 in scenic Gold Hill, CO (just outside of Boulder) at a historical establishment called the Gold Hill Inn. I just got word that a friend of mine from KC is relocating to the area, and there’s a good chance he’ll show up to join me for a few! His name is David Burchfield and he’s an excellent musician and singer.
Before I sign off, I’d like share a bit of nice press that my new album, High Moon Order, has received as of late! The music blog When You Motor Away said, “The original songs are strong and the musicianship is never less than stellar. This is a diverse, well-played, really terrific album.” William Saunders of The Deli said, High Moon Order slips on like an old flannel shirt or a broken in pair of jeans. If comfort food were 13 tracks of down-home musical cooking, it would sound a lot like this.” Thanks, y’all! Click here for the full review from When You Motor Away, and click here for the complete write up from The Deli.
Thanks for reading, everyone, and I hope to see you all soon down the road! I’ve got more tour dates in the works — mostly in the Midwest and Appalachian regions — for this November…be sure to stay in the know for updates on my performance schedule! A great way to keep up-to-date is to ‘like’ my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter (@fiddlebetse).
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and thank you for your support!