Live music is BACK! Sweeter words were never heard, and the return of Live at the Vineyards celebrates our musical community like no other event! On Saturday, August 14, 2021, under the tent at Balistreri Vineyards, we’ve got a Colorado-based all-star line-up for your listening and dancing pleasure, The H2 Big Band with special guests Erica Brown, Hugh Ragin, and Rich Chiaraluce, and The Sam Mayfield Blues Revue with “Mr. Wonderful,” Ed Wingfield!
“We wanted to return to the Vineyards with a big, swinging sound, and The H2 Big Band was top of mind,” said Carlos Lando, KUVO President, and General Manager. “Trumpeter Al Hood and composer-arranger Dave Hanson (the “H2”) have put together a great group of players. And top local soloists trumpeter Hugh Ragin and reedman Rich Chiaraluce add real flair to the bandstand. Of course, when it comes to local singers, Erica Brown is known to bring the house down.”
After a brief intermission, the second act of the night is one of the most popular blues and classic R&B shows around, also national caliber and Denver-based, The Sam Mayfield Blues Revue, featuring Mr. Wonderful Ed Wingfield.
“The blues is never sad coming out of Sam Mayfield,” Lando added. “There’s so much joy, attitude, and soul in his music. It’s going to be a fun, get-down night. This is the kind of music that makes Live at the Vineyard the party of the summer.”
Picture by MaryLynn Gillaspie
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