December 1, 23, 2017: I am happy to be joining my friends at Bent's Old Fort for their Holiday Celebration. The people of the fort will be be showing how Christmas was celebrated in the early to mid 1800s. Events will take place Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00. There will be special candlelight tours both evenings. All are welcome during the day but you must have reservations for the evening tours. Directions, tickets, reservations and more information may be found at their website. Bent's Old Fort Lajunta, Colorado.
December 14, 2017: I offered a concert of Christmas in the Old West for Conifer last year. It has become an annual event. This year it is going to be greater as my friend, Marianne Gibbs will be joining me for a Mountain Home Christmas at the Venue Theater in Conifer. We will treat everyone to Celtic and Victorian Christmas carols and stories of celebrations of Christmas in the Old West. Go to the Venue Theater Website to get tickets and more information. Scroll down to Mountain Home Christmas. The Venue Theater is in the Safeway shopping center in Conifer. All proceeds will benefit the theatre itself and the Conifer Historical Society. Please bring non-perishable foods that will go to the Mountain Resource Center to benefit families in the area. Conifer, Colorado.
December 24, 2017: I will be joining my friends at The Fort Restaurant for their Las Posadas. This is a beautiful traditional Southwest Spanish tradition of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter prior to the birth of Jesus. As with every year, this takes place at The Fort on Christmas Eve. This event is free to the public. Go to their Website for more information. Waugh! Morrison, Colorado.
Now Part of History
September 23, 24, 2526, 2015: Mark and I performed for the 2015 Fur Trade Symposium at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado.
July 12, 2015: Mark and I performed for the Santa Fe Opera Company to wrap up their symposium of the Legacy of the Civil War with the New Mexico History Museum as part of the premier of Cold Mountain, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
January 11, 2015: I was honored to present two lectures on the music of the fur trade for the Tesoro Cultural Center's Historic Lecture Series. Morrison, Colorado.
August 2013: Mark and I were invited to perform at the New Mexico History Museum for its big Wild West Weekend. The Palace Press also released 100 copies of the limited edition of our Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys. Santa Fe, NM.
September 2011: Mark and I had the pleasure of performing at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. We did shows and workshops over three days and got to explore the place I wanted to visit it since it opened.
July 2011: I had the pleasure of seeing the motion picture, "Cowboys & Aliens" in the theatre with my wife and sons. I also took in a couple more showings with my friends. Hey, how often am I likely to be on the big screen?
2008 Mark and I completed a nine-city tour of New Mexico to celebrate the centennial of the first book of cowboy songs ever printed, Songs of the Cowboys by Jack Thorp. This tour was generously sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council. True West Magazine awarded us "Best Musical Tour of the West" in their 2009 Best of the West issue.
2007 Tom, Don and I joined the Alpine Orchestra in concert in Leadville, Salida and Buena Vista for a grand celebration of Zebulon Pike's expedition.
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