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Americana Project presents ‘A Night of Live Music’

On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Pagosa Springs High School’s Americana Project is proud to present to the town of Pagosa Springs, “A Night of Live Music.”

The first part of the show will consist of students from the Americana Project playing original and cover music. The headlining act will be The Pete Kartsounes Trio.

Pete Kartsounes, from Boulder, Colo., uses his rich experiences with hiking the Continental Divide and other aspects of nature and life to produce incredible music. He writes songs about love, loss, hope, and adventure. His music will take you on a journey and leave you with a story.

The Pete Kartsounes Trio is a group of talented and diverse musicians that come together and play an array of folk, rock, bluegrass and blues. Kevin Malone will be on upright bass and Ryan Sapp on drums. Both Pete and Ryan are former residents of Pagosa Springs. Bob Hemenger (Americana Project teacher and saxophone player) will also be sitting in.

This will be a great musical evening and one you wouldn’t want to miss.

The Americana Project is a new class at the high school offering students a chance to sing and write songs. Students have the opportunity to improve their musical skills, learn how to play the guitar, write great tunes, and play with their peers, producing some amazing music. The Americana Project brings students together with a similar love of music, teaching them about how American Roots music began, and how to become young singers and songwriters.

“A Night of Live Music” will be held at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30. The cost is $5 at the door, with additional donations gladly accepted for the Americana Project. This class is one that has the potential to produce great musicians. Please come support the students in the Americana Project and hear some of the talented young people of Pagosa Springs.