Week of live music packs Steve’s Guitars | PostIndependent.com

Week of live music packs Steve’s Guitars

The coming week at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale will feature a trio of quaint concerts.Friday night, Ellen Stapenhorst will celebrate the release of her latest CD, “Come Back Home,” an appropriate title since she recently returned to the valley after living on the West Coast.Stapenhorst has a long history in the valley, playing with the Aspen band Tanglefoot in the 1970s and early ’80s. She has also played solo and with a variety of groups both locally and in northern California. “Come Back Home” is Stapenhorst’s third CD of original material and her work shows her roots in the acoustic singer-songwriter tradition. Her music is “new folk-grass with eclectic seasoning.” Stapenhorst will play songs from her new CD as well as some old favorites.Randy Utterback will accompany her on fiddle, mandolin and dobro. The musical bonus for the evening is Cody, another valley singer-songwriter. She played Steve’s in the past when she was visiting from Telluride.Troy Johnson will visit Carbondale for a solo act Saturday. The bluesman will play original songs and show off the guitar talent that has him opening for Los Lobos after playing Carbondale.On Wednesday, Christopher Blue will take a break from his role as lead singer for the Sensation Junkies to share his unique stylings at Steve’s Guitars.

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