to a packed house, some of Colorado's most talented female musicians more
than pleased the audience of exuberant fans, who had bought out every ticket
weeks before the big season finale of Lyon's High Street Concert series for
the 2004-2005 season!
lineup included 28 of Colorado's top women bluegrass musicians. Among the
performers and groups were: Sally Van Meter, Jessie Burns, KC Groves, the
Redstone Girls, Jean Balhorn, Cheryl Winston, Mary Huckins, The St. Vrain
Sisters, Erin Coats, Rebecca Hoggan, The Six Chix, Helen Forster, Joan Wernick
and Mollie O'Brien.The show was enthusiastically emceed by KGNU's Cuz'n Nickels.
Magazine Online dodged bobbing heads and overcame dim lighting to bring its
readers these images and videos and some of the great sounds that emanated
from that stage.
all-female groups included duets, trios and large groups, playing bluegrass,
folk, old-time and other traditional tunes, plus some great original songs.
promoter, Brian Eyster, said, “To our knowledge no one has ever done
anything quite like this before.” Eyster said that they began inviting
the performers last fall and much to their surprise, “Not a single person
turned us down. This was a dream lineup of Colorado musicians.”
At intermission, homemade baked goods, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and sodas
were available at a refreshment bar in the Hall and CD’s by some of
the performers were available for sale.
High Street Concerts is a volunteer-run non-profit concert series that was
founded in July 2003 by KC Groves, Sam Tallent, and Mike Whipp - with a mission
is to present national and local acoustic and Americana acts. Monthly concerts
are held from October through May in the smoke-free setting of Rogers Hall
and are supported in part by a number of local sponsors. The shows have drawn
strong community support and have gained popularity each year.
the current season wrapped up, the fans are now looking forward to next year’s
bluegrass concert season at Lyons.
more information about the concerts and for links to some of the performer's