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Local trio to play in the new year

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New Year’s Day will be another great day for music in Pagosa Springs as folks go to the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts to hear local artists Daniel Lindsey, D.C. Duncan, and Jeff Hibschman, in a tribute concert to Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt.

The 4 p.m. concert will bring country classic favorites to the stage as the artists commemorate the lives of these iconic country artists.

This concert was the brainchild of local singer/guitarist/songwriter, Daniel Lindsey. He has developed a loyal and appreciative following of fans as he performs his music in area establishments around town. His talents, combined with those of Duncan and Hibshman will make for a concert of great music and entertainment.

Drummer D.C. Duncan, a local favorite, who plays regularly with John Graves and lights up the stage with his wit and charm will add his expert drumming skills to the mix. Duncan received his training in Dallas, where he studied with Mitchell Peters, the former principle percussionist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He also studied with Paul Guerrero, of Woody Herman fame. He and his band, The Bee’s Knees, featuring Texas guitar master Anson Funderburgh, won two Texas Music Awards in the late ’70s. Duncan has also drummed in the studio and on stage for such illustrious headliners as Johnnie Taylor, Marc Benno, Bo Diddley, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Chuck Leavell and others.

Jeff Hibshman is another of Pagosa’s multi-talented artists who has opened for such distinguished artists as Bo Diddley, Doc Watson, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Drew Emmitt, Yonder Mountain String Band, Scott Cossue, Freebo, Steve McCarthy, Johnny Gimble, John McCuen and Jimmy Ibbotson. Jeff was also a part of Badly Bent, one of the Four Corners bluegrass favorites who were winners of the 2005 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest. On New Year’s Day, he will be featured on upright bass, guitar and mandolin.

A portion of the proceeds for this concert will go to assist the Americana Project at Pagosa Springs High School.

Daniel Lindsey is a regular contributor to this unique arts program established at Pagosa Springs High School by local saxophonist Bob Hemenger. Students who participate in the Americana Project receive intensive training in song writing, performing, and recording.

“I love working with these students,” says Lindsey. “We really enjoy learning from each other and sharing the music we love. I am happy to have this opportunity to offer my support to this wonderful program.”

Start your new year off with great music, dancing and a chance to sing along with some of the great music of Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt.

While you are having fun, you will also know that you are giving a hand to some young artists at our local high school.

Tickets are now on sale for $25. To purchase tickets in advance, call 382-1200.

This story was posted on December 27, 2012.