Hot Eagle & Justice Snow's Americana Music Series

Feb 22, 2015

From the Justice Snow’s website:

Justice Snow’s and The Woody Creek Community Center proudly announce the return of the Americana Music Series to Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar in downtown Aspen this February, extending into early March.

The band, Hot Eagle, will once again anchor the series. A talented mix of touring artists and local ace musicians, Hot Eagle will perform a different genre of American music every Sunday in February beginning at 9pm (except for one session on Saturday, February 21st). Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Old Time, Doo-Wop, Motown, Pop and more will be covered. Touring blues band, Toney Rocks, will perform at 9pm on Sunday Feb 22nd.

Justice Snow’s will also host three new musical series come February: Songwriters in The Parlor, Composer in Residence: Trevor Wilson, and Free Music Workshops. Additional live music will be featured during select weekend brunches. “It’s our most ambitious offering of music yet,” said curator and performer Jackson Emmer. “We’re expanding tremendously, with more opportunities for people to connect to both the music and our artists all month long.”

Songwriters in the Parlor performances begin at 5pm on select Wednesdays, with individual members of Hot Eagle performing their original works.

Composer In Residence, Trevor Wilson, will perform on alternate Wednesdays. Wilson is the founder of Brooklyn-based avant-pop group, Anawan, and records for New Amsterdam Records. Wilson has never been to Colorado and will travel the state, writing, recording, and performing a song-cycle based on his experiences of the “Wild West.” All recordings will be made available free online. Wilson’s performances are on Feb 18th, Feb 24th (at Woody Creek Community Center) and Mar 8th. 

Lastly, the members of Hot Eagle will entertain brunch patrons with Jazz, New Classical and String Band music during brunch and lunch hours on select Saturdays and Sundays at 12noon. They will also teach free workshops to music students following the brunches on Feb 22nd and Mar 1st. These workshops are free and open to the public.

Hot Eagle features the following musicians:

Jackson Emmer (mandolin, guitars, banjos, harmonica, vocals)

Mike Facey (upright bass, guitar)

Ross Kribbs (violin, vocals)

Alison May (percussion, guitar, vocals)

Sam Moss (fiddle, guitar, banjo, vocals)

Chris Rose (trumpet, keyboards, vocals)

Trevor Wilson (guitar, keyboards, bass, vocals)

Americana Music Series Composer in Residence Trevor Wilson lives in Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys collaborating with the “unusually vibrant community of folk/rock/experimental musicians” residing there. It’s the type of “collaboration that can only come in cauldron of expression and existential angst that is life in Brooklyn (for now).” Wilson will spend four weeks in Aspen composing and recording pieces based on his experiences as a music pioneer exploring the Roaring Fork Valley and Colorado for the first time. The recordings will all be available as free downloads and the performances (both live and recorded) “promise to astound the listener,” according to Emmer. More info on Trevor is at (http://www.t-a-w.net).

The Songwriters in the Parlor events allow members of Hot Eagle to perform original works on select early evenings in the Parlor at Justice Snow’s. This series gives the audience the opportunity to hear new and original works by the artists including Sam Moss, Alison May, Trevor Wilson and Jackson Emmer in a beautiful, intimate, small-scale venue.

If that weren’t already enough, these talented musicians will perform different styles of live music for brunch most Sundays at noon and Saturdays, Feb. 14th and Feb. 21st. Post brunch workshops will cover topics including Jazz theory, Jazz history, and New Classical approaches to composition. Guests and students are encouraged to visit justicesnows.com/events for further details.

Calendar of events:

Feb 25. Alison May, Live in the Parlor. 5pm

Feb 26. Jackson Emmer & Sam Moss, lunch music. 12pm – 2

March 1. String Band Brunch. 12pm – 2

March 1. String Band Workshop 3pm – 4:30

March 1. Americana Music Series Final Night. 9pm – Anything goes

March 4. Songwriters in the Parlor. 5pm

March 8. Composer in Residence: Trevor Wilson’s final performance in the Parlor. 5pm