2020 MUSICAL LINEUP
2020 Bands TBD
Gates open at 10am • Music starts at 11am • Wine flows at noon
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2019 Music Lineup:
- 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Jeff Heaton
- 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Shavano Blues Trio
- 1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lisa Morales Band
- 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. HoneyHouse
- 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cash’d Out
- 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Mo’Champipple & the Meso Horns
- Music between acts provided by Bruce Hayes
Lake City’s own Jeff Heaton is a classically trained singer and a self-taught guitar player. He has an eclectic sound with the styles of James Taylor, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, and Merle Haggard. Jeff often says that he likes good music regardless of the genre and/or the artist. In the last few years, Jeff has opened for Michael Martin Murphey, Asleep at the Wheel, The Bellamy Brothers, Johnny Lee, Suzy Bogguss, Johnny Rodriguez, Exile, Restless Heart, Hal Ketchum and Marty Haggard. Jeff’s repertoire is a collection of songs that tell a story and will pull at your heartstrings. After all, the words are half of the song. Jeff has recorded 2 CDs, one titled ‘Just Chillin’, which is a cover collection of Jeff’s favorite songs and some of his own. The second CD is titled ‘Warm Wishes, A Chillin’ Christmas’, which includes Jeff’s favorite Christmas songs as well as some gospel songs.
Shavano Blues Trio
Shavano Blues Trio plays a wide range of blues, rhythm and blues, and jazzy blues from the ‘40s to the present day. Powerful, sultry vocals in combination with rhythmic stand up bass and classic blues keys make this trio a blues lover’s dream. Shavano Blues Trio will rock your soul with its unique renderings of songs by the likes of Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Fanklin, Koko Taylor, and Etta James, as well as original songs like Close My Windows and Run Me Ragged. Shavano Blues Trio has played a variety of clubs and festivals in the mountains and on the Front Range including the Greeley Blues Jam; The Boathouse, Benson’s, Vino Salida, Soul Craft Brewery, Thursdays at 6, Brewers Rendezvous, and FibArk in Salida; El Chapultepec, Denver; The Boulder Outlook; Western State Music Series, High Alpine Brewery, and Sundays at 6 in Gunnison; The Crested Butte Arts Festival; as well as private parties, weddings and corporate functions.
Shavano Blues Trio members:
Shawn Waggoner began her music career in Austin, Texas, as the lead singer of the R&B/blues band, Blue Recluse featuring Shawntel Royale. The band played at the legendary Antone's and helped close the Guadalupe location with blues greats Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli. Blue Recluse was the regular opener at the Continental Club on South Congress for Miss Lavelle White. In 2000, Waggoner relocated to Colorado and reformed Blue Recluse. Her powerful vocal style reflects the sound of her heroes Koko Taylor, Etta James and Susan Tedeschi.
CHRISTOPHER HUDSON has been playing both acoustic and electric bass in the mountains and on the Front Range since the 1980s. His repertoire includes latin jazz, swing, blues, rock, country, bluegrass and blues. Hudson has played with the likes of Drew Emmitt, Romano Paoletti, The Hand Me Downs, Free Beer and Mo’ Champimple. His influences include Jaco Pastorius, Pino Palladino and Gary Granger.
LIL ERNIE HATFIELD has played keyboards for a variety of bands, touring the West Coast and Canada extensively in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Since moving to Colorado, he has worked with The Lazy Alien Blues Band, Mo’ Champimple, Lil Ernie and the Big Thang and the Rich Reno Blues Band, just to name a few. His father toured with Ella Fitzgerald and many other blues and jazz greats of the day. Hatfield has the bluesman’s touch on keys and vocals, lending an undeniable authenticity to Shavano Blues Trio’s sound.
Welcome back to Lake City, Lisa Morales started penning tunes to express her emotions addressing the complex landscape of relationships. Her perspective now is that of a woman who’s gone through many storms and witnessed their sometimes-beautiful aftermaths as well. With Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun, Morales sought to reach even more deeply into her soul. Drawing from a creative palette informed by the rhythms, colors and flavors of the Southwest — from the painted-desert skies of her native Tucson, Arizona, where she and cousin Linda Ronstadt grew up, to the sea-salted air of Houston, where she moved at 18, and the history-filled city of San Antonio, where she now lives. Lisa Morales confirms that she is a woman in touch with her emotions and inner power. Morales recorded six albums as one-half of the duo Sisters Morales before releasing her solo debut, Beautiful Mistake, in 2012. Lisa has also worn a producer’s hat with highly acclaimed production on Hayes Carlls’ “Flowers & Liquor; co-wrote “Waiting For the Stars to Fall” with Hayes Carll on his CD “Trouble In Mind". She is a favorite on the Uncorked stage.
Honeyhouse is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. Three very different voices with one path…hONEyhoUSe. With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, Hillary Smith is a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric. She’s a belter, but her voice also possesses great warmth and expressiveness, and she is able to get under the skin of those in her audience. With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne Perea’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul.
Red River songbird, Mandy Buchanan always delivers a moving, powerful performance whether she is singing with a lone guitar player or a full band, lead vocals or harmonies. Surrounded by a family of musicians, Mandy began singing in church at an early age. From country to blues, jazz to rock and roll, her sweet voice will take you by surprise when you least expect it.
“Some people are impressionists. These guys leave an impression”. Says Bill Miller, owner of Johnny Cash.com about Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson vocals, George Bernardo drums, John Heussenstamm guitar, Nate Lefranchi bass), a Lake City favorite band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets. After 13 years, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles on the road and winning over as many fans, fans who still continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash’d Out so righteously carries the torch of the Johnny Cash Show. Besides music critics anointing Cash’d Out as "the next best thing to Johnny Cash”, their highlights have been many: W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer, has sat in with Cash’d Out; front man, Douglas Benson, has played Johnny’s cherry sunburst Guild guitar (courtesy of Mr. Miller); “Cindy Cash came to a show and was moved to give me a glass locket that was her father’s,” explains Benson; Longtime Johnny Cash manager Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows and claimed that if he closed his eyes it was as if “going back in time.”; And most recently, an unforgettable evening performing the music of Johnny Cash with the San Diego Symphony as a special event for their Summer Pops Series. The band’s live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black's Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.
Mo’Champipple and the Meso Horns from Salida, Colorado are a funky 8-piece blues & soul ensemble with horns and an attitude! Their influences range from James Brown and Al Green to Tower of Power and Tedeschi Trucks. They are first and foremost a dance band! Solid rhythms, driving beats, screaming guitars and syncopated horns that will keep the people on their feet and dancin’ - so come ready to party!
Lil Ernie Hatfield has played keyboards for a variety of bands, touring the West Coast and Canada extensively in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Since moving to Colorado, he has worked with The Lazy Alien Blues Band, Mo’ Champipple, Lil Ernie and the Big Thang and the Rich Reno Blues Band, just to name a few. His father toured with Ella Fitzgerald and many other blues and jazz greats of the day. Hatfield has the bluesman’s touch on keys and vocals, lending an undeniable authenticity to the group.
Kerry Walsh (KBuzz), a native of Denver, CO, received her Artist Diploma in Trumpet Performance at the University of Denver as well as a Bachelor of Music Degree at the Metropolitan State College (University) of Denver. A former member of the Denver Brass and Colorado Wind Ensemble, Kerry has recently enjoyed breaking out of the classical realm to join The Fabulous Boogienauts, and more recently Mo’Champipple and the Meso Horns. Kerry has been teaching alongside Trever (Bones) Davis at the Rok Skool, Salida, CO., and joining a number of talented musicians “buzzing” her trumpet. And of course, being a Renassaince woman at heart, she bartends, paints houses, drives the taxi, and inspires those around her to appreciate the art of reading music.
Christopher Hudson has been playing both acoustic and electric bass in the Rocky Mountains since the 1980s. His repertoire includes latin jazz, rock, swing, rock, country, bluegrass and the deep down blues. Hudson has played with the likes of Blue Recluse, Drew Emmitt, Romano Paoletti, The Hand Me Downs, Free Beer and Mo’ Champipple. His influences include Jaco Pastorius, Pino Palladino and Gary Granger and my man, Tommy Bolin.
Stew Pappenfort began his professional musical career as a guitarist in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1964 playing clubs and other venues in the K.C. area. In 77’, after moving to Colorado, Stew began seeking other musicians who shared his love for the funky side of the blues. He joined the Lazy Alien Blues band and formed a brotherhood that has lasted more than 25 years. The Aliens finally morphed into the currently know Mo’Champipple and the Meso Horns.
Jimmy Luchetta , a Colorado native, has been playing his guitar since the early 1960’s. His high school band, the Cosmonaughts, was one of his early musical experiences that lead Luchetta to create the Lazy Alien Blues band in late 1979. This band lead to a life-long musical relationship that is now Mo’Champipple and The Meso horns.
George A Mossman (Mr. Mossman) grew up in a musical family in Southern Maryland where he was exposed to a wide variety of music. For the past twenty-five years he has performed with various groups as a percussionist and vocalist. He relocated to Colorado in 95’ for a gig in Summit County. His past projects include Area 39, Papa J and the Perpetrators, The Critters, The Fractures, Bones and Friends, The Alan and Martin Band, and the Hayes Hatfield Hybrid. Currently, he is the drummer and vocalist for Mo’ Champipple and the Meso Horns. When he isn’t lugging his Ludwig drum kit to a gig, he can be found teaching 6th grade literacy.
Mike Pollock, a graduate of Northwestern University where he played in the orchestral, contemporary and jazz ensembles, anchors the Meso Horn section on trumpet. He spent 5 months touring Europe with the American Waterways Wind Orchestra floating “barge band”. Originally from the Chicago area, Mike has played extensively in the mid-west and in Colorado. His horn arrangements are an integral part of the Meso Horns. In his other life Mike is a professional carpenter and teaches residential building and carpentry at Salida High School.
Chris Wojtecki, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone, is a well-known Colorado Springs jazz musician. Chris is involved in a variety of projects in Colorado and lends his talents as a featured player in Mo’ Champipple and the Meso Horns.
Music provided between acts by Bruce Hayes who plays a fusion of the musical styles that combine acoustic and electric instruments with elements of rock, bluegrass, celtic, and R&B. Collaborating with The String Cheese Incident and Acoustic Junction, Hayes helped define the acoustic jam band sound. He continues this tradition performing original songs and arrangements on mandolin, guitar, dobro, foot board, and more.
The 2011 original poster design is by Angela Hollingsworth of APH Creative Design
The 2012 original poster design is by Angela Hollingsworth of APH Creative Design
Artwork by Russ Brown
Artwork by by Anne Kelley, art teacher at Lake City Community School and featured artist at the Artists' Collective.
The 2015 image was created local artist Yolie Brown
The 2016 image is created by Anne Kelley, art teacher at Lake City Community School and featured artist at the Artists' Collective.
The 2017 festival poster artwork was created by Lake City resident Taylor Long. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Taylor and his family came to Lake City in 2007. He graduated from High School in 2010 and then attended Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. Taylor received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2014. “There’s great inspiration all around in these Colorado Rockies. I’m honored to paint this year’s Wine and Music Festival poster incorporating local symbolism,” says Taylor.