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Hard Road Trio
(++Our Bring-A-Friend Show++)

  • Black Forest Community Center 12530 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80908 United States (map)
From left, Anne Luna, Steve Smith, and Chris Sanders are Hard Road Trio.

From left, Anne Luna, Steve Smith, and Chris Sanders are Hard Road Trio.

++++Bring a Friend and They'll Get In Free!++++
Bring a friend who's new to the Black Rose to this show, and your friend will get in free. If your friend becomes a member at the show, they'll get a free BRAS CD along with all the other goodness a membership brings. And, you'll each get a free kitchen item! 

Steve Smith, Anne Luna and Chris Sanders are The Hard Road Trio, creating original southwestern acoustic music at the crossroads of roots and bluegrass. Hard Road Trio is known for its perfect harmonies, stunning mandolin playing, and award-winning songwriting.

Lifelong musicians Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, mandola and guitar) and Chris Sanders(vocals and guitar) are joined by emerging artist Anne Luna (vocals and bass), capturing audiences across the country with the depth of their songwriting and the power of their distinctive voices.

Their music grows from Steve’s love of bluegrass rooted in his native Virginia, the beauty of choral singing ever-present in Chris’ Minnesota childhood and the tradition of music in Anne’s New Mexico family. Together, their Southwestern blend of roots and bluegrass music provides a unique heartbeat and lilt underscored by Anne’s driving and elegant bass. Their “perfect harmonies” ( are “… delivered with a sense of connection and joy, both in the music and in sharing of it.” (Kerry Dexter, Wandering Educators)

Appearances by the Trio include Tucson’s Desert Bluegrass Festival, Pickin’ in the Pines, Bighorn Mountain Festival, Swallow Hill in Denver, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Black Rose Acoustic Society, Wildflower Concerts, Albuquerque Folkfest, Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage, Rice Festival, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass as well as an official showcase at FAR West in Oct. ’12. Steve has also played and recorded with Jim Hurst, Missy Raines and the Alan Munde Gazette. Steve, Chris and Anne continue to be in demand as teachers and clinicians (Camp Bluegrass, HCamp, California Coast Music Camp, Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp and Zoukfest).

$10 general admission; $5 members and students w/ ID; free for ages 12 and younger. Two open stage acts precede the feature. Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water sold onsite.

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