Of Note: Music Scene April 2020

[April 2020 | By Deb Barr, Music Editor | San Juan Silver Stage]

Deb Barr
While there are no live music concerts on the near horizon for the Sherbino (Ridgway), Grand Mesa Arts & Entertainment Center (Cedaredge), or the Blue Sage (Paonia), many artists and venues are offering live-streaming alternatives.

Singular High Note

AJ Fullerton virtual show at the Sherbino Theater.

AJ Fullerton, in concert at the Sherbino. April 24, 2020. (Courtesy image)

A full cut of roots, rock, and blues musician AJ Fullerton’s solo show at the Sherbino is available for streaming. The concert includes Fullerton originals, along with covers from Mississippi John Hurt and Tommy Johnson, with videography by Paul Legrand. Fullerton is known for his signature style of fingerpicking and bottleneck slide guitar and has won accolades from the Colorado Blues Society. The concert video is available for download at https://vimeo.com/ondemad/ajfullerton ($10 for a 48-hour streaming rental or $24 to purchase) and can be watched on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Proceeds from rentals and sales will be split between Fullerton, the Sherbino, and Taco del Gnar staff.

There are other ways to support musicians, as you probably know by now, with Facebook and the Internet inundated with home concerts from a wide assortment of bands and solo artists – from the really famous to the not-so. If tipping via Venmo isn’t your thing, try downloading an album or a few songs by your favorite local musician. Your support during this difficult time is essential.

Sad Note from Intrinzik in Montrose

“It is with heavy heart that we must announce that Intrinzik will not be re-opening, when and if music venues are allowed to do so. Keeping a venue open during normal times is challenging enough and now that we are facing an unprecedented event, the financial situation is simply too great. We have truly enjoyed bringing a diverse lineup up of amazing music as well as various other performing arts and independent films to our community. As for our regulars and employees, both past and present, we have definitely formed a family bond over these last few years that will last the rest of our lives and for that we are eternally grateful! If you were ever out for a show, on stage playing music, performed in a burlesque show, attended a movie screening, presented for Ignite or just stopped in to see what this place was all about, we appreciate you being part of the experience…you are the people we did this for. Please continue to support live, local, performance art of all sorts…whenever and wherever that may be.”