Latest News – July 12
Fire Bans Lifted for Leadville & Lake County
The U. S. Forest Service announced yesterday that it has reduced a total fire ban to stage 1 restrictions in much of Pike and San Isabel national forests. The agency dropped fire restrictions completely in the Leadville ranger districts.
Lake County authorizes followed suit quickly, issuing the following order late Thursday afternoon. Happy Camping! Happy Smores!
I Want to Be in an All-Girl Band!
The Bangles, The Go-Gos, and now . . . Red Bandana!
C’mon, what red-blooded American girl hasn’t dreamed of hitting the open road in an all-girl rock band?! And if it’s not your dream, then come, support these young, talented musicians’ dreams and plan to attend their concert at the historic Tabor Opera House tomorrow Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. The $5 ticket price is certainly worth the price of admission to hear this 4 piece group all girl, pop/rock band out of Salida.
Now, it might be easy for some older folks to write off this young group of musicians, but these girls are for real! They write great songs, sing four part harmonies, play their instruments with the virtuosity of musicians twice their age and have amazing stage presence.Alex Maes on keyboards (l) and Faith Spino on bass (r) during one of their energetic Red Bandana performances. Photo: Kellee Corti.
And with a tagline like: We’re Young! We’re Girls! We Rock! – who wouldn’t want to catch this show?! Last year’s well-attended performance was a pleasant surprise from peers to parents – “what a great show!”
And Red Bandana is fast becoming a band of seasoned performers. The girls have been busy this summer with performances in Denver at the Highlands Street Fair, and most recently in Salida on July 4th and in Buena Vista at the South Main Beach area. They are also looking forward to playing later on this summer at the State Fair in Pueblo and the Crestone Music Festival.
Red Bandana is such an inspiration to young people, they have been invited to do educational performances all around the state and have also played at Leadville’s West Park Elementary school.
The group says that they have always enjoyed playing in Leadville, and hope plenty of folks will come out and dance, have fun, and listen to them play some new songs as well as some of their older tunes along with some covers.
For more information about Red Bandana, you can look up their web site at: redbandana.com
Check out this video from a Salida performance [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_FvTK7-IJM&w=560&h=315]
Leadville Cherokee Plays Double Header at The Scarlet
Local favorite and pride of the Cloud City music scene’s Leadville Cherokee will be playing tonight and tomorrow night (July 12 & 13) at The Scarlet in downtown Leadville.
Here’s a short video from a jam at The Scarlet last December.
For those who may not be plugged into the local music scene or perhaps living under a rock somewhere, Leadville Cherokee is an alternative rock band from Leadville, Colo. Their style incorporates a variety of important musical genres and tones that range from, but are not limited to, rock, reggae, bluegrass, jam, folk, funk, alternative, and blues. For the members of the group, music, amongst many other adrenaline-pumping activities, is not just a hobby, but a way of life. Sounds like rock-n-roll to me!