Steve Conn and special guests Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore Live at eTown Hall (Full Concert)
WHEN: July 26, 2013 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $20.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / ON SALE NOW
eTown welcomes Steve Conn to eTown Hall for a live radio show taping of eTown’s internationally syndicated radio variety program.
Steve Conn’s artistic accolades and partnerships read like a who’s who of blues, roots, and Americana music. After working for many years with his own bands and myriad musical legends (Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, and the Dixie Chicks, to name a few), Conn became the founding musical director for National Public Radio variety show eTown in the early 1990s. There he worked with guest stars James Taylor, Shawn Colvin, David Wilcox, and many others.
On Beautiful Dream, his most personal and fully realized album in a career full of musical accomplishments, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Steve Conn puzzles out life’s changes with searching intensity and grace. Backed by a stellar group of musicians including fellow Louisiana greats Sonny Landreth on slide guitar and Doug Belote on drums, Conn delivers ten new original songs that map life’s emotional territory as few songwriters can.
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore
Mollie O’Brien sings. Does she ever. Jazz, R&B, blues, gospel, southern mountain traditional — you name it. And she approaches each with an ease that makes you think she was steeped in the style since the first time a note left her throat. Rich Moore is well-known and well-loved in Colorado’s acoustic music family and has lived and performed here for over 25 years. He made his reputation early on as bassist and guitarist with stellar local outfits like The Solid Senders, and in recent years has been the rhythmic bedrock for Pete Wernick’s Live Five, Celeste Krenz, and with ensembles fronted by his wife, the internationally-esteemed vocalist Mollie O’Brien. He is guitarist of choice for folk legend Tom Paxton, who invariably requests Moore as a sideman for his Colorado shows.
When Mollie met Rich, it was way beyond girl meets boy. Call it a convergence of two musical minds and hearts. After getting married, Mollie and Rich played together – he was bassist in her R&B outfit, The Late Show. After 30 years of music-making, mostly apart, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore are enjoying a fresh harmonic convergence onstage.