Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Cosy Sheridan

Admission: $10 non-members, $5 members and students w/ ID, free for ages 12 and younger. No pre-sales.

Cosy Sheridan is a charismatic and talented performer who truly connects with her listeners, and that's why she's a favorite at Black Rose.

Sheridan has been called "one of the era's finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters." She first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Since then she has released 10 CDs, written a one-woman-show, and her music has appeared in books and film. She has taught songwriting, guitar, and performance workshops at music camps for the past 15 years, including The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and The Swannanoa Gathering. She is the director of The Moab Folk Camp in Moab, Utah.


Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Junction 5-12

  • Black Forest Community Club

Admission: $10 non-members, $5 members and students w/ ID, free for ages 12 and younger. No pre-sales.

Get ready for a special night of Western artistry when Junction 5-12 comes to the Black Rose stage.

Ernie Martinez has been part of the Colorado music scene for over 40 years.  His outstanding and versatile picking has been featured on over 150 albums. He has played with Jon Chandler, Gary McMahan, Patty Clayton, Dakota Blonde, and many others.  He has also recorded two of his own albums.  Ernie is a three-time nominee for the Western Music Association’s Instrumentalist of the Year.

Mary Gifford is the other half of Junction 5-12.   She has performed folk, bluegrass, and Western-style music in the Denver area since 2005.  Mary has been writing and performing music with Ernie for the last four years.  Songs like “Bright Sun of Montana Skies” and “Rough & Tumbling Creek” reflect the Western U.S. in both current and historic perspectives.   
Their song “One Wild Heart” received air play on Jerry Mills’ radio show “Picker’s Choice” out of Cheyenne, WY and the Vail/Aspen/Frisco area.

Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Ragged Union Bluegrass

  • Black Forest Community Club
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Members $5, Non Members $10

Formed in the winter of 2014, Ragged Union quickly became a fixture in the Colorado bluegrass scene, earning fans among both the younger and older audience sets, with an all-star lineup of some of the state’s finest pickers and the dynamic front duo of husband-and-wife, Geoff and Christina Union. The band’s sound is built around the Unions’ original songs, with a blues influence and a connection to the Texas songwriting tradition. The music comes to life in the electrifying hands of some of Colorado’s finest and most sought-after bluegrass musicians (see below), who along with the Unions form a dynamic and cohesive unit that puts on a memorable and exciting show for dancers, listeners, traditionalists and progressives alike.

With a love of the traditional elements of the bluegrass sound (duet and trio singing, highly skilled performance, and a robust rhythmic drive), and a craving for doing something just a little bit different with the lyrics and arrangements, Ragged Union has carved out its own increasingly recognized space in the crowded Colorado field, and has been busy expanding the reach of their sound onto the national stage.

Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

Brooks Williams

  • Black Forest Community Club

Members $5, Non Members $10

Brooks Williams, from Statesboro, Georgia (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell), creates a super-charged roots music. Key And Chords from Belgium describes Williams' music as "A beautiful fusion of blues, old country and a touch Americana." Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band?

His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues, compelling covers (from the likes of Dave Alvin, Mose Allison and Kris Kristofferson), and his own songs, which are rooted in blues and old country but are thoroughly alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters and rich blues pathos.

Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Annual Christmas concert

  • Black Forest Community Club

The Instant Family

Members $5, Non Members $10

The Instant Family is Joleen Bell, Marianne Danehy, Charlie Hall and Phil Volan. 

Back by popular demand for the third year, The Instant Family brings rich harmonies and superb musicianship to bear in the never-ending struggle against bad holiday music, with a variety of carols, secular holiday music and a few songs and tunes.

They'll follow the performance with a holiday sing-along, so bring your singing voice!

Potluck: As in prior years for out last show in December, the kitchen volunteers get a night off. In lieu of snacks from the kitchen, we will have a potluck but this year. We ask that folks with last names beginning with A-M bring appetizers, and N-Z bring desserts. Feel free to change your last name for the evening if you have a fabulous recipe that doesn't go along with your assigned name. We'll have free water, tea, coffee, and apple cider.