Sam Bush and Jeff Black, both of whom have been guests on In Search of a Song, are among the artists appearing at the first annual ASPEN SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL. A multitude of wonderful artists will perform at the four-day festival (September 16-19, 2010) which is hosted by hit songwriter and recording artist John Oates.
The Concerts held at The Wheeler Opera House will include: JOHN OATES, DAVID BROMBERG, SAM BUSH, MIKE RAYBURN, THE BIRD & THE BEE, JILL ANDREWS, NATHAN McEUEN, REED WADDLE, MASON REED, JEFF BARRY, JED LEIBER, RICHARD BUTLER, JEFF BLACK, GARY BURR, JIM LAUDERDALE, SUZI RAGSDALE, TIFT MERRITT, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, RIKI LINDHOLM & KATE MICUCCI, and JIMMY WAYNE.
Additionally there will be up-and-coming, as well as local, singer songwriters featured at other venues in town, including The Red Onion and The Cantina.
7908’ THE ASPEN SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is produced by the City of Aspen along with hit singer/songwriter John Oates on board as executive producer. The festival is sponsored by local Aspen businesses including Rocky Mountain Connections, Inc. and The Hotel Jerome.
Founded as a mining town in the late 1870s, Aspen has long been known for nourishing the arts. Starting with the Aspen Music Festival in 1949, the city has become a gathering place for musicians who have an abiding respect for nature and a sincere appreciation of each other’s talents. Musician-writers from John Denver to Burt Bacharach have staked out turf there, as have various members of The Eagles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Joe Cocker, and many others.
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