Sherbino Spotlight – October

[San Juan Silver Stage | October 2021 | Trica Oakland, for Sherbino Theater]

October 22: Stillhouse Junkies

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StillHouse Junkies is a one-of-a-kind creative project born out of the collective passions of three individuals with very different musical backgrounds. They most recently won the 2021 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Award!!!

With chops and stylistic leanings ranging from classical to West African, blues, bluegrass, and swing, Fred, Alissa, and Cody came together around a shared goal of bringing sounds and grooves to their fans that fall outside of simple genre distinctions.

With all three band members trading vocal duties and a collective command of nearly a dozen instruments, StillHouse Junkies paint with a rich tonal palette that pays homage to their musical heroes while forging their own artistic path.

Born out of a long-standing weekly residency at a local distillery, StillHouse Junkies have quickly become a staple of Durango’s rich local music scene, establishing a solid fan base through multi-hour performances that feature soaring group improvisations, novel re-imaginings of covers from the likes of Caleb Klauder and Bill Withers, and intimate vocal-driven ballads.

With strong writing and arranging skills shared by all three members, the Junkies have also built up an eclectic multi-set catalogue of original music that reflects their diverse interests and creative inclinations. Their songs run the gamut of human emotion and experience: disenchantment with the pace of modern living, dealing with adversity in its many forms, mortality and aging, and story songs that imagine reality from the perspective of a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition; a small-town bartender; a lonely miner; an imperiled cattle driver. They pay tribute to the remarkable diversity of both the Four Corners area of the Southwestern US and the country as a whole, probing below the surface of everyday life to find the themes that unite us all as Americans and citizens of the world.

In March 2018, StillHouse Junkies entered the studio to record their debut album, Over The Pass, a collection of 12 original songs. This effort represented the culmination of over a year of constant writing, gigging, rehearsing, and planning and was accompanied by appearances at festivals and venues throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. In addition to their strong focus on first-rate musicianship, tight, intricate song arrangements, and soulful vocal performances, StillHouse Junkies are also seasoned performers with a gift for engaging audiences of all ages.

There is no frontman or woman in this group: all members contribute equally to crafting and delivering fun, quirky stage banter, song introductions, and impromptu interactions with fans and each other. With backgrounds that include nearly forty years of collective experience in teaching, coaching, volunteering, event coordinating, international and domestic travel leadership, and wilderness guiding, the Junkies are uniquely well-suited to managing the rigors and challenges of gigs large and small and to the day-to-day work required to maintain an active, devoted fan base.

More Info HERE

October 23: Annual Youth Poetry Night hosted by Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre

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Event: Saturday, October 23 @ The Sherbino. Doors at 6:00pm; Readings from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Join Sherbino’s Open Bard Literary Series for a special poetry reading event featuring area youth! Students from grades 6 through 12, including those who homeschool in Ouray, San Miguel, and Montrose counties, are invited to participate. This event welcomes poetry of any style, subject, or form. We especially appreciate poems that surprise with fresh language and careful writing. We also welcome poetic recitations from individuals or groups of 2-3 people.

This year we have a special hosst- Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre who will kick off the event with a reading before opening the mic to the students.

To enter, students should answer the following questions and attach their poems (no names on the poems, please!) in an email to trisha@weehawkenarts.org. Deadline is October 19, 2021:

– Name:
– Age:
– Grade:
– School:
– Title(s) of attached submissions (Max. 3):
– Will you read/ perform alone or in a group?:

Admission to Youth Night is free to all, though donations are greatly appreciated to support Sherbino’s mission, which includes creating a vibrant literary community for writers of all ages in Ouray County.

More Info HERE

October 28 & 29: STC Presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Stage Reading

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November 3: Ley Line

Four voices coalesce, rooted in rhythm.

Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul and inspired by their world travels, the four women of Ley Line transcend genres and languages. Ley Line creates a global soundscape; blending influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa. Dynamic harmonies run like a current through textures of stand up bass, guitar, ukulele and world percussion. With strong ties to world folklore traditions, Ley Line’s multilingual compositions evoke the beauty of the human experience through our connection to nature and each other.

More Info HERE