Category Archives: Concert

Concerts organized by IAMA

April Local Concert Series

 

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

Long before the first shoots appear, the roots beneath the surface grow deeper to tap the strength of the earth. The same can be said of our April 7, 2017 Local Concert performers, The Three Son’s and the J.T. Draper Trio. The roots of these bands are deep and wide, drawing from the rich dirt of Americana music traditions.
The show will be held at 7:30pm at the South Valley Unitarian Church on 6876 So Highland Drive. The evening will begin at 6pm with a workshop. (TBA!)

Admission is 7.00 for members and $12 for non-members.

JT Draper Trio
J.T. Draper has performed constantly around the Salt Lake Valley atvarious clubs, restaurants, and other venues in various musical configurations. He is known for his intricate guitar playing, soulful harmonica, and baritone voice. Fans often think of him as a blues musician, but in reality, his influences are much more varied. It’s true that the bedrock of his style reaches back to prewar acoustic blues of Robert Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Blind Willie McTell and others, but careful listeners will hear a history the previous century’s music in his songs. The influences of Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen are especially present, along with traditional country, Memphis soul, and—of course—rock and roll.
Joining him for this year’s local concert series are Steve Stewart on mandolin, Brady Anderson on bass, and Phil Triolo on woodwinds. Each of these players brings their own contribution and influence to this musical gumbo such as jazz, world music, and newgrass. Their loose and spontaneous work includes classic tunes and Draper’s originals and leaves plenty of room for improvisation and experimentation that captivates and surprises audiences.
The Three Sons
“The Three Sons” is a family bluegrass band based out of Logan, Utah. They were formed in 2014, and recently released their first album, “Take Me Back” The individual members have studied many different styles of music, from jazz and blues to rock, and you can hear it in their original music, as well as their choice of covers. The band is made up of Karl Gibbons on Dobro, mandolin, and banjitar. A talented musician, Karl switches between the three instruments seamlessly, and is one of the lead vocalists in the group. Kelin has played banjo for 13 years. He toured across the U.S., and has played for many popular bluegrassacts. He is the other lead vocalist for the band. Kory Gibbons drives the guitar. Kory started out on percussion, and later picked up the guitar. He provides the driving rhythm, and some searing leads. He also joins in on backup harmonies. Wally Gibbons on bass, Is the father of The Three Sons! He has played in many different bluegrass groups in Logan, and provides the bass vocal harmony.
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We will also be hosting our popular Acoustic fun class just before the concert at 6 PM.   The class is FREE!  This month the fabulous Tara Shupe will be conducting a Mandolin Workshop.

January Local Concert Series

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Pictured at top Mindy Dillard and above Elizabeth Hareza

 

The Local Concert Series swings into 2017 with our yearly Songwriters in the Round showcase.  Mindy Dillard, Elizabeth Hareza, Scott Rogers & Alicia Stockman will be performing some original songs from their repertoire.  This is certainly a highlight of the concert season.

Friday January 6th.  7:30 PM at The South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.  6876 South Highland Drive.  IAMA members are $7.00 , non-members $12.00.  Coolers welcome!

A special FREE Acoustic 101 workshop will take place at 6:00 pm just before the concert.  Peter and Mary Danzig will be talking about song writing collaboration.  Check this class out from some accomplished professionals.

www.mindydillard.com

www.elizabethlivemusic.com

www.aliciastockman.com

 

2017 Utah State Instrument Championships

Pictured:  Peter Danzig, former Utah State Banjo & Mandolin Champion, playing a Martin 12 string guitar generously donated by the estate of Tom Florence to help raise funds for the Instrument Contest.

The 2017 Utah State Instrument Championships will take place on June 3 & 4 in conjunction with the Ogden Music Festival at Ft. Buenaventura State Park in downtown Ogden. www.ofoam.org

Registration is now available at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-utah-state-instrument-championships-tickets-30801914355

Saturday June 3    8:00 AM Flat Pick Guitar Championships  Novice & Open Divisions.

Mandolin Championships  Novice & Open Division.  Directly following the Flat Pick Guitar Championships.

Fingerstyle Guitar  Open Division Directly following the Mandolin Championships.

Sunday  June 4   8:00 AM

Banjo  Novice & Open Division

Bluegrass Fiddle  Novice & Open Division  Directly following the Banjo Championships.

For questions please contact event coordinator Mary Danzig  at [email protected]

 

December Local Concert Series

Come celebrate the holidays IAMA style with a great concert on Friday night December 2nd.  Bronwen Beecher, “The Fiddle Preacher”, will be performing songs off of her new much acclaimed CD  The Nathan Spenser Revue will be spinning some great classic Americana tunes along with some fun originals.  7:30 show at the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, located at 6876 South Highland Drive in Cottonwood Heights.  $7.00 for IAMA members and $12.00 for non members.  Coolers welcome.

www.bronwenbeecher.com

November Local Concert Series

The Local Concert Series continues on Friday night November 4th, featuring national touring singer/songwriter Julian Moon and the Celtic Jazz band Synkofa.  The show starts at 7:30 and coolers are welcome.  Tickets are general admission at the door.  $7.00 IAMA members and $12.00 non-members.  Kids 12 and under are Free.

South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society  6876 South Highland Drive.

www.synkofa.com

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Pictured Julian Moon

November Local Concert Series

The Local Concert Series continues on Friday night November 4th, featuring the fabulous singer/songwriter Julian Moon and the Celtic Jazz band Synkofa.  The show starts at 7:30 and coolers are welcome.  Tickets are general admission at the door.  $7.00 IAMA members and $12.00 non-members.  Kids 12 and under are Free.

South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society  6876 South Highland Drive.

www.synkofa.com

msmoonmusic.com

Pictured Synkofa

Murray Acoustic Festival

Labor Day Evening, come on out to the Murray Amphitheater and enjoy a great night of music to complete the summer.  Pat & Roy and Marty Warburton and The Home Girls will be performing.  The show starts at 6:00PM and is $5.00 at the door.  You can bring dinner and pop, but alcohol is not allowed in Murray Park.

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Bluegrass Saturday Night Gallivan Center

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Keep Saturday night August 20th open for a fun night of Bluegrass at The Gallivan Center.  This event is Free!! Music starts at 5:00

The Gallivan Center is located in downtown Salt Lake City, between 200 and 300 south and is just east of main street.  Trax is a great option to get to the venue.  Food trucks will be available along with beer vendors.

Bring a low back festival chair and a blanket to throw down on the grass.

GrapeGrass  www.amandabgrapes.com/GrapeGrass

Red Desert Ramblers                                http://www.reddesertramblers.com/

Pixie and the Partygrass Boys           http://www.partygrassmusic.com/

James Reams and the Barnstormers       http://www.jamesreams.com/

The Badly Bent  http://www.thebadlybent.com/

Pictured James Reams and the Barnstormers, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys and Amanda B. Grapes of Grapegrass.