Tales & Tunes of the West: Cowboy Music Events at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center
Guidestone Colorado is thrilled to host national touring performer and cowboy musicians, Liz Masterson and Susan Dailey for both an afternoon family show and an evening of traditional music at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center on Friday, August 25. These performances are sure to be highly enjoyable to folks of all ages!
Liz Masterson, a Denver native and award-winning singer, began performing Western music in 1982 and was quickly recognized as a “trail blazer” for the revival of this art form. A founding Board Member of the Western Music Association, Liz Masterson’s roots run deep and true in the “cowboy culture”. Her distinctive singing voice, yodeling and sense of humor has won her national acclaim as she tours the country as a solo performer and teacher of the traditional art forms of yodeling, swing and western music. Liz was named the 1998 Western Music Female Performer of the Year and also received the Patsy Montana Cowgirl Award in 2000. Last year, Liz released her 8th and 9th CDs!
Susan Dailey, better known as ‘Cinnamon Sue’, hails from Ft. Collins and is well known for her expertise in “rural roots” music. She is an acclaimed mandolin player and expert harmony singer, and also a fine artist and world class muralist whose work can be seen on grain elevators, water towers and buildings throughout the US. She is also the subject of a PBS series, entitled, America’s Heartland. Together, Liz Masterson and Cinnamon Sue combine their love of western music and cowboy lore, along with visual arts to create a variety of programs for a wide range of audiences. For the August 25th performance, they will be joined by outstanding singer and musician, Willie McDonald. The three of them are currently working on a CD of historic western songs.
Specializing in concerts, educational programs for kids and/or adults, folk festivals, agricultural events and cowboy poetry gatherings, Liz and Cinnamon Sue use their quick wit, excellent singing and musicianship and spontaneous interaction with the audience to make for an entertaining and unforgettable performance.
The day’s events will begin at 4:00pm with a Family Show, perfect for families with younger children. Liz and Cinnamon Sue’s children’s shows are fun and quick paced and include sing-alongs which celebrate the cowboy way of life and western history. Food by Wallbanger’s Grill will be available for purchase and homemade pie served to families just after the Family Show until 5:30pm. At 6pm, doors will open for the evening performance. From 6-6:40pm, bring a picnic dinner or food by Wallbanger’s Grill will be available to purchase. At 6:40pm, homemade pie and ice cream will be served, and the evening’s performance will begin at 7pm. The event will be outdoors, with sheltered areas for eating and the performance. Straw bales and some chair seating available. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, or a blanket for sitting up front on the ground.
Space will be limited, so purchasing advance tickets is highly recommended! Advance ticket prices are $20/ family for the afternoon show; $15/ person for the evening performance. For advance tickets: visit www.HutchinsonHomestead.org to purchase online or call (719)239-0955. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door the day of the performance: $25/ family for the afternoon show and $20/ person for the evening performance.
Special thanks to Broken Strings Guitars for being a sponsor of the event. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, please contact [email protected].
The Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center is operated by Guidestone Colorado and is a partnership between Guidestone Colorado, the Hutchinson Family and the Town of Poncha Springs.