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Roma Ransom

  • Black Forest Community Center 12530 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80908 United States (map)
Gordon Lewis and Grace Easley are Roma Ransom.

Gordon Lewis and Grace Easley are Roma Ransom.

NOTE: Food truck and pre-show jams are back! Come early, 5-6:30 p.m., for dinner from Wild Goose Catering and BBQ food truck. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on (or just enjoy) a jam outside in the pavilion.

Great music should do three things: Connect you to the past, inspire you to envision the future, and find you wholly in the present moment. Roma Ransom - the duo made up of Grace Easley and Gordon Lewis — does all three. Their repertoire includes old-time traditional ballads like “Shady Grove” and “St. James Infirmary” as well as sounds from European cultures, mainly that of Romania (hence the duo's name), yet the music of Roma Ransom is distinctly their own. The sultry sweetness of Easley on vocals paired with the couples' vast instrumental array combine to form a style that can fit the mood for any setting. The couple was trained classically from an early age (Grace on violin/viola, Gordon on guitar).

Roma Ransom began as a musical group after Grace and Gordon began busking on the streets of Springfield, Missouri, and shortly after, they began dating. They relocated to Colorado Springs in 2011 for more musical opportunities and have traveled throughout the U.S. on tour in the past few years. They play every genre you can imagine, including country, pop, R & B, reggae, klezmer, Balkan , classical, avant garde, contemporary, jazz, cha-cha, rumba, Nepalese/Tibetan, Middle Eastern, Gypsy, funk, and soul.

Two nationally touring opening acts: folk duo Whitherward and singer/songwriter/guitarist Wayne Willingham.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

$10 general admission, $5 members and students w/ ID, free for ages 12 and younger. (Become a member and save!)

Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water available for purchase in the Community Center.