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Western Colorado acoustic trio performs at the Radio Room Fri.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night?Radio Room concerts are always a good deal; for $15 you can listen to live music in an intimate setting where every seat is a good one. David Starr, Roy Martin and Ellen Stapenhorst will perform at the Radio Room, KAFM Community Radio station's 75-seat venue at 1310 Ute Ave.Friday's show will be an acoustic performance with each artist playing guitar and singing, as well as Martin playing mandolin, Stapenhorst on violin, and Starr playing Hawaiian slide guitar. Starr and Martin, both Cedaredge residents, also play guitar and sing with the David Starr Band - a rock 'n roll dance band that had often performed at the now defunct Boomers in Grand Junction. Martin specializes in "finger-style" instrumental pieces. Stapenhorst spends her time between Paonia and the Roaring Fork Valley, and is known for her "uplifting, original folk music and humor. She's written a song titled 'Grand Junction,'" that was featured on National Public Radio's Car Talk program. "We try and keep it light," Starr said. "We have a good time playing together."Stapenhorst may include a sing-along or two, Starr said. The performance will "be similar to a songwriters' circle," where each artist will share the story behind the song, and lead on one of his or her original tunes, while the other two accompany, Starr said.The trio may also toss in a few covers tunes by such artists as John Prine, the late Kenny Edwards, Guy Clark and maybe Bob Dylan.Starr is a multi-instrumentalist - he plays drums, guitar, bass and keyboards - and has shared the stage with such artists as Bobby Mason, members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Dan Fogelberg. Stapenhorst has shared the stage with or opened for artists like John Denver, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Shawn Colvin and Kenny Rogers. Stapenhorst performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in June for a John Denver Tribute show that benefited PBS Channel 12 in Denver.Advance tickets are available by calling the radio station at 970-241-8801, ext. 2, or by visiting www.kafmradio.org. Tickets are also available at the door.


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