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A musical tribute to Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt will top off local holiday festivities at 4 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
This tuneful event will feature the talents of local musicians Daniel Lindsey, D.C. Duncan and Jeff Hibshman.
Tickets are $25 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Americana Project at Pagosa Springs High School.
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.
Daniel Lindsey grew up in north Texas and was heavily influenced by the country music of the ’70s and ’80s. Artists such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and George Jones played a strong role in his musical development.
Lindsey’s years living in College Station, Texas, where he attended Texas A&M in pursuit of his undergraduate and graduate degrees in molecular biology, brought him into contact with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, two artists who greatly influenced the path he would someday take.
“It was then that I also came to know the work and genius of Townes Van Zandt. I began to realize the true power of the guitar and a good song,” says Lindsey. “I knew I wanted to spend time writing my own songs … someday.”
Lindsey moved to the mountains of Colorado in the ’90s and found a way to put his education in science into practice through herbal medicine and natural healing. He also began to perform at open mike nights in Steamboat Springs, testing his skills as a songwriter and singer. He moved to Pagosa Springs in 2010 and has discovered the path to combining his talents of healing with his gifts for music. He is now realizing his dream as a performer and is in the process of making his first CD recording of his own music.
“It is truly exciting to honor my two greatest musical influences with this upcoming concert,” says Lindsey. The first half of the show will include classics by Hank Williams and the second half will be the music of Townes Van Zandt.
What better way to kick off the new year than to enjoy the talents of a few of Pagosa’s finest musicians?
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 382-1200.