America's Soul Live HOLIDAY SHOW
Dec
20
7:30 pm19:30

America's Soul Live HOLIDAY SHOW

Join us for NIGHT #1 of our great Holiday show

with Jon Chandler and America's Soul Live!

Two Nights of fun, Tuesday 12/20 and Wednesday 12/21. 

Doors at 6PM, Show at 7:30/$15

Call 303-421-2304 for reservations!

America's Soul Live HOLIDAY SHOW
Dec
21
7:30 pm19:30

America's Soul Live HOLIDAY SHOW

Join us for NIGHT #2 of the great Holiday show

with Jon Chandler and America's Soul Live!

Two Nights of fun, Tuesday 12/20 and Wednesday 12/21. 

Doors at 6PM, Show at 7:30/$15

Call 303-421-2304 for reservations!


America's Soul Live, featuring Barry Ward and Dana Vernon
Nov
15
7:30 pm19:30

America's Soul Live, featuring Barry Ward and Dana Vernon

November's ASL will be, according to Jon, "delightful."  Our old friend Barry Ward, the travelling troubadour and award-winning Voice of Middle America, will join us, as will one of the country's great pickers, Dana Vernon.  Barry's unique blend of western and Midwestern music has made him a favorite in concert halls and festivals throughout cowboy country.  Dana is a member of the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame, and is a de facto member of Jon Chandler and the Wichitones, along with Ernie and Johnny. LOTS of cool tunes and superlative string slinging is on the way.  Hope to see you at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor.  

Stories and Songs with Rick Roberts
Nov
5
7:30 pm19:30

Stories and Songs with Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts is an award-winning songwriter and composer whose songs have sold more than 7 million copies! As lead vocalist of The Flying Burrito Brothers and Boulder's own, Firefall, Roberts' songs ("Just Remember I Love You", "You are the Woman", & "Strange Way") topped the musical sales charts throughout the 70's. Last year, Roberts was inducted in to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame with his band Firefall.

Rick has now added author to his impressive resume, with two book publications "Lame Brain" and "Song Stories, and Other Left-Handed Recollections".

Join us at 7:30 on Saturday, November 5th for an intimate evening with Rick Roberts. He will share songs and stories from his past, present and future. Mr. Roberts' CD's and books will also be available at the event. Don't Miss this!

7515 Grandview Avenue, Arvada, CO 80002

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 7:30PM/$17.50

Call 303-421-2304 for reservations!

New West- Live at the Pickin' Parlor
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

New West- Live at the Pickin' Parlor

Join us on Sunday, October 9 at 7 PM for an Old Town Pickin’ Parlor Concert featuring our California friends, New West.

If you think you know Western music, think again.  This trio from California brings new songs celebrating the people and culture of the American West with three stellar voices, soaring harmonies and instrumentals that are illegal in most states.

 

Singer and guitarist Michael Fleming, raised at the foot of the Colorado Rockies, writes songs described by one reviewer as “among the most innovative in Western music.” He’s won the Academy of Western Artists’ awards for Best Western Swing Song as well as Best Song, and the Western Music Association’s Song of the Year.

 

Raul Reynoso's stunning instrumental and vocal skills have made him one of California's most sought-after performers. A two-time Western Regional Flatpicking Champion, Raul has played at the Grand Old Opry and was nominated twice for Best Instrumentalist by the Western Music Association. His CD Royal Street earned him international acclaim among jazz critics and aficionados, and he performed in the film production of “Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar” alongside such luminaries as Doc Watson, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Mason Williams and Andrew York.

 

David Jackson has electrified audiences across the country with his musicianship and technique on bass, piano and accordion. He’s been named Best Instrumentalistby the California Country Music Association, and has played and sung with Jackson Browne, Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton, Cher, Dwight Yoakam and many more.

 

When? Sunday October 9th, 7 PM

How much? $15

 

How? Call 303-421-2304 for information, or to make a reservation.

America's Soul Live w/Rebecca Folsom & Sally Barris
Sep
20
7:30 pm19:30

America's Soul Live w/Rebecca Folsom & Sally Barris

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Denver's premier Americana concert series returns for another exciting evening of music, featuring performances by special guests Rebecca Folsom & Sally Barris, and host Jon Chandler.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Admission: $15

Steve Smith and Tim May
Aug
23
7:30 pm19:30

Steve Smith and Tim May

Steve Smith and Tim May return for a performance at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor.  These burning duo will not leave you disappointed with their eclectic mix of music.  

Admission: $15 per person

the tim may & steve smith duo

The Tim May and Steve Smith duo brings an evening of original, traditional and swing music with mandolinist/vocalist Steve Smith and Nashville guitarist/vocalist Tim May. Smith and May originally met while on staff at Camp Bluegrass in Levelland, Texas and quickly discovered many common musical threads for exploration honoring tradition and improvisation. Their new CD/EP (seven songs) reflects upon this acoustic music force the duo has become. Their shows include tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin and twin mandolin works throughout a broad range of styles and includes many original vocal and instrumental works.

steve smith

Steve Smith is not only known as one of this country’s top mandolin players but also as an outstanding educator. Along with his work with the Roots/Bluegrass group The Hard Road TrioSteve has been on faculty at the California Coast Music Camp, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Music Camp, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp, Zoukfest and Camp Bluegrass (for sixteen years running). Smith has appeared at festivals and venues including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, High Mountain Hay Fever, Rocky Grass, Swallow Hill, Freight and Salvage, Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, the Big Horn Mountain Festival, and the Minnesota Old-time and Bluegrass Festival. With the Las Cruces Symphony he has performed works of William Grant Still, Gershwin and George Crumb and the musical Chicago. Along with thirty years of coast to coast touring, Smith has performed in Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cuba and the US Virgin Islands. He has also performed in musical theater in Cotton Patch Gospel (multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and actor) and the Robber Bride Groom; he composed and performed the score for a production of the Sam Sheppard playCurse of the Starving Class. Steve has appeared on over 30 albums as performer and producer including guitar legends Jim Hurst, Mitch Perry, and Tim May, banjoist Bill Evans, Alan Munde and Tim O'Brien. His music has been heard on countless radio stations across the US and on the Discovery Channel, The History Channel and even the Weather Channel.

More on Steve:
www.desertnight.com
www.facebook.com/timmaystevesmith

tim may

Flatpicker Tim May has been working in the Nashville area for over 20 years as a sideman, session player, band member and performer. Higher profile projects have included touring with Patty Loveless and John Cowan, and working as a regular on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider. Tim was the solo guitarist on Charlie Daniels’ recording of I’ll Fly Away, which was nominated for the Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy in 2005. That same year he was session leader on the critically acclaimed Moody Bluegrass album (he later played on Moody Bluegrass IIas well). The Nashville Scene selected Tim in the Best Instrumentalist category in their 2012 Reader's Choice Poll. PK Thompson GuitarsShubb CaposElixir StringsBenedetto Guitars,L.R. Baggs Pickups and Pre-amps and Breedlove Guitars all have presented professional endorsements to Tim, a serious nod to his talents.

For more on Tim:
http://www.timmaymusic.net

Steve Smith Mandolin Workshop
Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Steve Smith Mandolin Workshop

  • Global Goods and Coffee Shop

Renowned mandolinist Steve Smith leads an unforgettable workshop at Global Goods and Coffee Shop in historic Olde Town Arvada.

Workshop Admission- $40 per person

steve smith

Steve Smith is not only known as one of this country’s top mandolin players but also as an outstanding educator. Along with his work with the Roots/Bluegrass group The Hard Road TrioSteve has been on faculty at the California Coast Music Camp, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Music Camp, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp, Zoukfest and Camp Bluegrass (for sixteen years running). Smith has appeared at festivals and venues including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, High Mountain Hay Fever, Rocky Grass, Swallow Hill, Freight and Salvage, Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, the Big Horn Mountain Festival, and the Minnesota Old-time and Bluegrass Festival. With the Las Cruces Symphony he has performed works of William Grant Still, Gershwin and George Crumb and the musical Chicago. Along with thirty years of coast to coast touring, Smith has performed in Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cuba and the US Virgin Islands. He has also performed in musical theater in Cotton Patch Gospel (multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and actor) and the Robber Bride Groom; he composed and performed the score for a production of the Sam Sheppard playCurse of the Starving Class. Steve has appeared on over 30 albums as performer and producer including guitar legends Jim Hurst, Mitch Perry, and Tim May, banjoist Bill Evans, Alan Munde and Tim O'Brien. His music has been heard on countless radio stations across the US and on the Discovery Channel, The History Channel and even the Weather Channel.

More on Steve:
www.desertnight.com
www.facebook.com/timmaystevesmith

Dick Weissman Book & Music Event
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Dick Weissman Book & Music Event

Long-time Denver musician Dick Weissman is doing a special show at the Pickin’Parlor on Tuesday, July 26th at 7PM. The show is built around his new memoir: The Music Never Stops: A Musical Journey with the Unknown, the Forgotten, the Rich and the Famous(see below.)

The show will highlight his experiences with music and musicians in New York, Denver, Los Angeles and Portland, recording and producing for major and minor record labels,

writing songs and movie scores, and dealing with the humor and tragedies that are the life blood of professional musicians.

Admission is $10, or free with a purchase of the book.  There will be stories, and live music, and time to answer questions from the audience.  For reservations call 303-421-2304.

America's Soul Live!
Jul
19
7:30 pm19:30

America's Soul Live!

Join us another great night of music with Host Jon Chandler, and America's Soul Live! This month's guests: TBA! Call now to reserve your seat for a great night of Americana Roots music on the Pickin' Parlor stage. Tickets are $15, Doors open at 6pm and Show starts at 7:30. Special guest TBD

Call 303.421.2304 for reservations!

Roy Book Binder - CANCELLED!
Jul
16
7:00 pm19:00

Roy Book Binder - CANCELLED!

Sorry for any inconvenience, but this show has been cancelled.

SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN..... Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years!   He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad"  in the early 1970's and lived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals  throughout Canada & Europe.

Roy travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60's. Recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70's, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80's 'The Book' was part of Bonnie Raitt's East Coast Tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Ol' Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on NASHVILLE NOW's, Ralph Emory Show!   In the 90's he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy's songs).

Call 303-421-2304 for more information

Monthly Bluegrass Pick at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor! CANCELLED
Jun
19
3:00 pm15:00

Monthly Bluegrass Pick at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor! CANCELLED

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Thanks so much to everyone who came to jam at the store during our 2+ years of hosting it this time around. We really have LOVED hosting the musics here at the store. Hope you all keep us in mind for your next instrument purchase, and have a fabulous summer out there!!!

America's Soul Live
Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

America's Soul Live

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Join ASL Host Jon Chandler as we welcome this month's special guests The Slingers!

Join us for yet another great night of Americana Roots music to the Pickin' Parlor stage.

Tickets are $15, Doors open at 6pm and Show starts at 7:30.

Call 303.421.2304 for reservations!

An Afternoon with Noel Paul Stookey
Apr
10
2:00 pm14:00

An Afternoon with Noel Paul Stookey

 

NOEL PAUL STOOKEY of Peter, Paul & Mary fame will appear live at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor Sunday, April 10th, at 2pm, with his "Stories and Songs" presentation that is sure to delight old and new fans alike. With a remarkable 50 plus year career providing the backdrop, Noel will take us on a timeless journey of classic music and social history, offering his personal perspective on some of the most important songs and cultural events from the revolutionary 1960's right up to the turbulent times we live in presently. Don't miss this terrific opportunity to spend a wonderful afternoon in the company of folk music royalty, NOEL PAUL STOOKEY ! Call the Pickin' Parlor right now at 303-421-2304 to reserve your seats for this very special, once-only performance. Tickets are $50.

Be sure to also check out Noel Paul Stookey, this Friday night at the Paramount and Saturday in Colorado Springs, with Peter Yarrow.

JUNCTION 5-12… Ernie Martinez and Mary Gifford
Mar
26
7:00 pm19:00

JUNCTION 5-12… Ernie Martinez and Mary Gifford

Junction 5-12

An acclaimed Denver musician and a western singer/songwriter.

Ernie Martinez has been part of the Colorado music scene for over 40 years.  His outstanding and versatile pickin’ has been used on over 150 albums. .  He has played with Jon Chandler, Gary McMahan, Patty Clayton, Dakota Blonde and many others.  He has also recorded two of his own albums.  Ernie is a three-time nominee for the Western Music Association’s Instrumentalist of the Year.

Mary Gifford is the other half of Junction 5-12.   She has performed folk, bluegrass and western-style music in the Denver area since 2005.  Mary has been writing and performing music with Ernie for the last 4 years.  Songs like “Bright Sun of Montana Skies” and “Rough & Tumbling Creek” reflect the western U.S. in both current and historic perspectives.   

Their song “One Wild Heart” received air play on Jerry Mills’ radio show “Picker’s Choice” out of Cheyenne, WY and the Vail/Aspen/Frisco area.

Join us for their…CD Release Concert!

@ Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor

7515 Grandview Ave., Arvada CO80002  

Please RSVP 303-421-2304

March 26, 2016 Saturday// 7:00-9:00 p.m.//$10

America's Soul Live
Dec
15
7:30 pm19:30

America's Soul Live

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

 

Join us for night one of our holiday shows with Host Jon Chandler, and America's Soul Live! Call now to reserve your seat for another great night of Americana Roots music on the Pickin' Parlor stage. Tickets are $15, Doors open at 6pm and Show starts at 7:30.

Call 303.421.2304 for reservations!

Chuck Pyle Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop
Aug
23
1:00 pm13:00

Chuck Pyle Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Renowned songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist, Chuck Pyle, visits the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor, for an exciting afternoon of fingerstyle guitar.  This workshop caters to songwriters who are especially looking to improve their ability to accompany themselves through the use of bass lines, counterpoints, and musical hooks.  Chuck will include several fingerstyle patterns, that emulate piano as well as the whole rhythm section.   Please bring your instruments and come ready to play.

Fee: 50$ for 3 hours,
        65$ includes a songbook

For more information visit:
www.picknparlor.com
www.chuckpyle.com

Nashville Songwriter Dana Cooper
Jul
18
7:30 pm19:30

Nashville Songwriter Dana Cooper

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.

At 12 he sang, played drums, guitar and harmonica in local bands. By 13 he began writing his own songs and at 16 he performed regularly at the prestigious Vanguard Coffeehouse in Kansas City. His deep love and commitment to a life of music drew Cooper away from an art scholarship. Cooper took to the road touring midwest college coffeehouses for one year then sold an electric guitar and his entire record collection to buy a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. Four months later he was signed to Elektra Records where his eponymous first album was released in 1973. The record features such acclaimed players as Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Jim Horn.
Years later he returned to San Francisco City College to study another great love, horticulture. Still he played whenever possible in clubs all over the Bay Area. Cooper’s diverse experiences as a taxi driver, warehouseman, nurse’s aid, gardener, waiter and touring musician continued to bring maturity and depth to his songwriting.
Cooper eventually moved to Texas writing, performing and recording with Shake Russell in the late 70s and with his own power trio, DC3 during the early 80s. Returning to his roots as a solo performer Cooper relocated to Nashville in 1988. He has become an integral figure in the Music City songwriting community collaborating with renowned writers such as Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Kim Carnes and Don Henry. Cooper has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops from Belfast to Copenhagen to Austin.

His prolific endeavors have resulted in 20 albums. The critically acclaimed Miracle Mile on Compass Records was nominated for a Nashville Music Award as “Best Pop Album” and was chosen by Performing Songwriter magazine as one of the top DIY recordings for the year. Harry Truman Built a Road was named one of the best records of 2002 by The Tennessean and was also chosen as one of the top twelve DIY recordings for that year. Made of Mud released on King Easy Records in 2005 won Cooper the “Best Male Songwriter Award” by Indie Acoustic Project. Working with co-producer/guitarist Thomm Jutz, Cooper recently released The Conjurer which features some of the bluesiest, rawest music of his career. Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter Kim Carnes, who also co-wrote the opening song, “Enough”, joins Cooper on vocals. Dana Cooper continues to tour the United States and Europe gaining new fans wherever he goes.

The Hard Road Trio
Jul
3
7:30 pm19:30

The Hard Road Trio

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Please join us for an evening with, "The Hard Road Trio."

Steve Smith, Anne Luna and Chris Sanders are The Hard Road Trio, original southwestern acoustic music at the crossroads of Roots and Bluegrass. Where The Trio sound is even greater than the sum of these parts: perfect harmonies, stunning mandolin playing and award winning song writing.

Life-long musicians Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, mandola and guitar) and Chris Sanders (vocals and guitar) are joined by emerging artist Anne Luna (vocals and bass), capturing audiences across the country with the depth of their songwriting and the power of their distinctive voices. Their music grows from Steve’s love of bluegrass rooted in his native Virginia, the beauty of choral singing ever-present in Chris’ Minnesota childhood and the tradition of music in Anne’s New Mexico family. Together, their Southwestern blend of Roots and Bluegrass music provides a unique heartbeat and lilt underscored by Anne’s driving and elegant bass. Their “perfect harmonies” (Audiophilereview.com) are “…delivered with a sense of connection and joy, both in the music and in sharing of it.” (Kerry Dexter, Wandering Educators)

For tickets please call us at (303) 421-2304.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  The show starts at 7:30.  Tickets are 12$

Raul Reynoso, Cyd Smith & Cary Black
May
30
7:30 pm19:30

Raul Reynoso, Cyd Smith & Cary Black

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Join us for a special evening of music with: Raul Reynoso, Cyd Smith & Cary Black!

(Artist Bios below)

Raul Reynoso 

Guitarist, singer and composer Raul Reynoso was born in Los Angeles, California.  He started playing bluegrass guitar in 1974 and soon acquired the skills that would earn him two California State Flatpicking Guitar championships as well as many Western regional titles.  Today, he is most noted for his expertise on acoustic guitar and mandolin with a mastery of styles ranging from bluegrass and western swing to ‘30s jazz in the tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt. Along with John Jorgenson, Raul is one of the pioneers of the Gypsy Jazz movement, and has been nominated Instrumentalist of the Year three times by the Western Music Association. 

Cyd Smith

Cyd Smith started out as a classic guitarist, but was lured away early on by the soulfulness and sheer fun of playing American roots music: bluegrass, vintage country, jug band, swing, jazz, and rock & roll. Over the years she has lived in many corners of this country, playing guitar and bass with different bands, including contra dance and swing music in Boston with Matt Glaser and Russ Barenberg, swing with The Wholly Cats, Bob Brozman, and many others in the Northwest, and bluegrass with Laurie Lewis in the Bay Area.

Cary Black

Cary Black is a bassist, teacher, vocalist, and producer who lives in Seattle, Washington.  Described by Alan Senauke in Sing Out! magazine as “a musician's musician,” Cary is at home in a wide variety of musical settings. His performance and recording credits include work with Laurindo Almeida, Ernestine Anderson, Tex Beneke, The Boys of the Lough, Bob Crosby, Nokie Edwards, Dan Hicks, The Kingston Trio, Laurie Lewis, Rose Maddox, Mollie O'Brien, Eddie Pennington, Johnny Ray, Kay Starr, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Ernie Watts, and Claude “Fiddler” Williams.

 

Monthly Bluegrass Pick at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor
May
17
3:00 pm15:00

Monthly Bluegrass Pick at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Join this month's hosts, Janeen Bogue & Lonny Lewis, of the The Redstone River Bluegrass Band, from 3-5 pm on May 17th. Bring your instruments and your moonshine, and come pick one at the Pickin' Parlor! Every 3rd Sunday, right here at the Pickin' Parlor Store. All levels welcome!

 

Nostalgia Time Machine, with Katie Glassman
May
16
7:30 pm19:30

Nostalgia Time Machine, with Katie Glassman

  • Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

Ride the “Nostalgia Time Machine” back to the “good-ole-days” where timeless tunes are the standard.
The best of the best from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Tunes we all know and love!
Extraordinary vocals and unique arrangements are the “Nostalgia Signature”. 

With special guest, Katie Glassman on fiddle.

Call the Pickin’ Parlor at 303.421.2304 to make reservations and pay for your tickets. www.picknparlor.com

Peggy Mann Concert
Mar
27
7:30 pm19:30

Peggy Mann Concert

Please join us for an evening with Nashville Recording Artist and 2010 Entertainer of the Year, Peggy Mann

$10 / 7:30 P.M.