2nd Annual Denver Steel Guitar Show
|June 30, 2013|
The 2nd Annual DENVER STEEL GUITAR SHOW
Come hear the finest steel guitarists in Denver and beyond. This ALL DAY event is hosted by steel aficionados and ace players, Chuck Lettes and Bob Case.
Some of the players you’ll hear:
From Texas: Herb Steiner, Rose Sinclair, and Jan Wise. From California, former Colorado picker, Rick Schmidt. From St. Louis, the patron saint of steel guitar, Scotty. Other performers include: Mike Morrison, John Arnold, John Macy, Chuck Lettes, Bob Case and more! AND: The Jim Hyatt Band (www.jimhyattband.com) will backing up players throughout the day.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Expect to hear a wide variety of musical styles, from traditional non-pedal sounds to some more modern sounds and beyond! We want to show you the versatile sounds of the steel guitar in a variety of musical settings, from trios to five-piece bands.
ABOUT SOME OF THE PLAYERS
Scotty (DeWitt Scott) is influenced by the Jerry Byrd, Don Helms and Little Roy Wiggins style of music. Scotty has written 8 instruction steel guitar books published by Mel Bay Publications, as well as many instruction books on his Midland label. He is member of the International Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame and has hosted the annual Steel Guitar Convention in St. Louis for over forty years. For more about Scotty check out his website, www.scottysmusic.com.
Chuck Lettes is a featured writer for several steel guitar magazines, teacher and player with many touring artists from Doug Kershaw to Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and locally with everyone from The Jim Hyatt Band to the longtime sideman, “Chester Drawers,” in Lannie Garrett’s, Patsy DeCline Show. He is a recent inductee into the Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame.
Bob Case has been playing steel guitar in bands since the early 1970s. He has worked with Billy Spears, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters, Lynn Morris, Junior Brown and Doug Kershaw among others. He is currently playing with Jockamo, a New Orleans style Rhythm and Blues band.
JB Arnold is a featured writer for the Pedal Steel Guitar Association’s Newsletter, is a huge fan of Country Rock, especially the work of Buddy Cage. He plays with the Country Touch Band.
Herb Steiner has been playing steel guitar for over 45 years. He is a member of the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, and the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame in Sacramento, California.
Rose Sinclair is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured with folk bands all over the world. She started playing steel guitar in 2000.
Rick Schmidt was the original steel guitarist for local band, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters. He has since played professionally all over the world, and still does gigs and sessions around Southern California. He loves playing “Real” Country, but specializes in Jazz and Blues.
Mike Morrison played traditional steel guitar with Country Comfort and Country Rock with Cat’s Paw in the 1980s and Rock ‘n’ Roll pedal steel with The Griffins and Metalbillies in the ’90s. Currently, he’s with Bigfoot and the Prehistoric Dogs and The Bakersfield Band, bringing steel back to its country home.
Jan Wise has been playing the steel guitar for over 30 years. She was voted the Texas Steel Guitar Association’s Player of the Year.
John Macy has been on the Denver steel guitar scene since the 1970s. He is a recording studio owner and is currently working with Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels. A top-notch player.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Chuck Lettes at email@example.com or Bob Case at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE STEEL GUITAR?
The steel guitar has been around as long as the guitar. Usually the musician uses a metal bar (or plastic or a piece of wood) instead of fingers. The pedal steel guitar is relatively new, invented in the 1950s. It has since become the heartbeat of Country music and is heard on all of the hits, from Hank Williams to George Strait, as well as the signature sound of the great western swing bands like Bob Wills and Spade Cooley.
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, June 30th ALL DAY from 1:00 – 6:30pm
We do not issue physical tickets. Once purchased, your name will be added to the show guest list. Please check in with your last name on the night of the performance.
Reserved seating is based on order of purchase and party size, assigned from front to back. The venue is intimate, and no seats are far from the stage.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other shows.
If you have special seating needs, PLEASE let us know in advance.
If you are joining another party, please call the box office at (303) 293 - 0075 and give us the group name so we can be sure you are all seated together. Group seating is not guaranteed if requested within 3 hours of show-time.
We reserve the right to give up reserved seats 10 minutes after the show begins.
Doors typically open one hour prior to show-time (check website).
We serve appetizers, desserts, cocktails, wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
VIP ticket price includes sales tax.