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Enjoy an eclectic mix of music with Midlife Crisis

Midlife Crisis will show its wide range of influences from the Dead to Jack Johnson in Carbondale and Silt this weekend.
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Midlife Crisis has been playing music in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1998. The band will continue its Roaring Fork run with two shows this weekend.The band will play at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. Saturday will feature a 7 p.m. appearance at the Dish in Silt and on the radio at 95.5 the River.From Jack Johnson to the Grateful Dead, the band’s eclectic blend of cover songs derives from a wide range of influences. Midlife Crisis recently recorded 12 original songs which the band plans to play during a summer tour of the valley.The band, featuring Nelson Oldham – owner of Dos Gringos in Carbondale – on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Pam Fisher on guitar, banjo, and vocals; Jon Strecher on bass and vocals; and Bryan Zukowski on drums combines rock, bluegrass, blues and swing.Fisher started playing guitar when she was 12 years old. Growing up in the mountains of West Virginia, she learned banjo and guitar by bluegrass standards. Since living in Colorado, she has widened her style onto all genres of music.Strecher has been playing and collecting basses for 25 years, playing just about every instrument from fretless jazz to upright acoustic. His current favorite bass is a Carl Thompson, and his backing vocals have become a critical part of the Midlife Crisis sound.Zukowski has mastered the skill of playing quietly, a skill increasingly rare in a drummer, which allows Midlife Crisis to play all types of venues and styles – although he said he still enjoys giving the drums a good pounding when appropriate.Along with composing original songs, Oldham listens to a variety of music and picks an eclectic mix of covers to perform. He also sings and plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica and ukulele.Steve’s Guitars is located at 19 N. Fourth St. in Carbondale. Doors open at 8 p.m., and show starts at 8:30. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door.


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