Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad "Roots & Boots" Summer Concert Series

Today's No. 1 Selling Cowboy Music Singer Michael Martin Murphey will headline the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad "Roots & Boots" Summer Concert Series for the third year.

Murphey will perform every weekend in July at Colorado's premier mountaintop amphitheater, Fir Amphitheater at the 19th century Twistin of Fir, located on one of railroading history's most famous passes, La Veta Pass, accessible only by boarding the train in either Alamosa or La Veta.


"I've always gone out of my way to perform Cowboy Music outdoors on the mountains and prairies- and I love trains !" Murphey said. " I befriended Rio Grande Scenic Railroad President, Ed Ellis and worked with him four years, to create a log-sided permanent stage, Western-style food service and amphitheater with a 360 degree mountain view. Our mutual vision was to present music for the whole family - with an emphasis on Western, Country, Bluegrass and Folk. In '09 I introduced Ed Ellis to an 'off-the-grid' wind and solar company. I serve as "Green Cowboy" spokesman- Earth-Tech Energy Systems."

Arriving at the the amphitheater near the noon hour, visitors can enjoy Western-syle BBQ while listening to Murphey perform hit songs from his song catalogue from 35 albums, including "Wildfire," "Carolina In The Pines," "Long Line of Love," "What's Forever For," "Cowboy Logic"- and classic and contemporary Cowboy and Bluegrass music. After the concert and a meet-and-greet with Murphey, passengers return to the station before sundown.


Michael Martin Murphey is the number-one selling singer / songwriter of Cowboy Music, and with the recent creation of the genre-crossing "Buckaroo Blue Grass" album, continues to be a major part of America's musical landscape. His 2010 releases are "Buckaroo Blue Grass II: Riding Song" (Rural Rhythm Records) and "Lone Cowboy" (Western Jubilee Recordings).


The Roots & Boots Concert Series runs every Friday-Sunday, June 4 - August 22. Other headliners include John McCutcheon (June 18-20), Tom Paxton (June 25-27), Ian Tyson (July 31-Aug 1), Weavermania (August 6-8 and 13-15), and Trout Fishing in America (August 20-22).

Train and concert ticket combo packages are available. For more information about Roots & Boots, visit the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad website. For more information about Michael Martin Murphey, visit his website.

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