The Mancos Valley Distillery presents a Weekend of Music on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, featuring performances by The Barefoot Band and The Secondhand Strings.
Doors open at 5 p.m. both nights, and music starts at 8 p.m. There will be a $3 cover each night.
On Friday, Micah Wyatt will perform as The Barefoot Band.
The Barefoot Band is a one-man band with acoustic guitar, gravely vocals, a bassy beat box, wah pedals, unconventional percussion, original music and vintage synthesizers.
Wyatt, who migrated to the Pacific Northwest from Wyoming, seeks to reconcile a love for acoustic sound, open space, digital effects, and tight house beats. A fascination with loop machines, acoustic guitars, original compositions, creative song covers, and beat-box led to the shoeless phonic epiphany that is the barefoot band.
"Yeah, The Barefoot Band is just one dude. Me," Said Wyatt. "Everyone who wants one should have a band, but in all seriousness, keeping one of those band things together can be harder than it looks. So, I bought too many instruments, too many toys, and it's all allowed the barefoot band to stand alone and embody the full, hops-brewed strength and soul of a band."
Read more about Wyatt at http://www.thebarefootband.com/the_barefoot_band.html.
The Secondhand Strings
On Saturday, the Secondhand Strings will be in Mancos for their second appearance at the distillery.
Blues grassy is the best way to describe this acoustic duo out of Farmington. Harris Brogan and Justin Brown meld today's newgrass funk with the roots of yesteryear's blues and folk. Taking cues from their influences, ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the Django Reinhardt and Doc Watson, it's no surprise their set list is eclectic and ever changing.
You can follow them on FaceBook; https://www.facebook.com/secondhandstrings/
"Tastes Like Friday" cocktail specials will be served.