Our Grand Re-Opening
Month of Music!
Original Compositions and favorites
Saturday, May 1st @ 7pm
Seating is limited / Tickets $7.00
Leah instantly captivates her audiences.
Leah Orlikowski is a Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter from Conifer, CO.
Leah's vocals have bluesy tendencies, strong and steady with a bit of softness, clear with a bit of smoke. Her guitar work is obliged to get out of the way of vocals, backing off when need be or dropping out all together. Leah's songwriting paints vivid pictures to help the audience see what they are hearing.
Leah says about herself: "I got my start when I came out of the womb and cried to the beautiful music of life……or so it's romantic to say. However, I do know that my love affair with music started very young, my father being a catalyst. My father a musician himself and a lover of all types of music, introduced me to some of the greatest music ever made. I started singing with my dad when I was about 12 at parties for our friends and found my voice and confidence this way.
Throughout high school I sang in choir and musicals but didn't begin playing an instrument until I was 18. For my 18th birthday, my Uncle Phil (my dad's brother) made me my first guitar. Along with my voice, this guitar would serve as the vehicle for the musical adventures to come.
Tickets available at the door/ call 970 731 3108
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Meltdown on Main Specialty Grilled Cheese
Serving delectable sandwiches and soups for dinner. Meltdown has quickly become a Pagosa Favorite. Decadent offerings from the Mac'n Cheese melt with green chilis and bacon to a fresh Caprese with melty mozzarella. Usually situated downtown next to Antiques on Main, Brian has agreed to travel uptown for Leah Orlikowski, May 1st and Kirk James Band May 15th live music performances. Serving at 6pm. So bring your appetite!
Kirk James Blues Band
Come dance the night away!
Saturday, May 15th
Performance at 7pm
Kirk James has delighted audiences as a solo artist at ABOA and we are very excited to welcome the entire Kirk James Blues Band ensemble for a lively night of music! Grab your dancing shoes and bring your best moves. Meltdown on Main Gourmet Grilled Cheese will be serving dinner, drinks will flow, fun and good company gather together again at last.
Kirk James is solidly grounded in the Texas Blues tradition, playing Texas Shuffles, Ragtime and Funky Grooves. His unmistakable phrasing mixed with bottleneck slide conjures images of T-Bone Walker, Elmore James and Lightnin' Hopkins. A blues performer for over 30 years, Kirk is known for his strong blues guitar style and distinctive vocals. James plays both original material and also classics from the Blues Masters.
Growing up in Dallas, Texas, and listening to such greats as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Reverend Gary Davis, Kirk developed an interest in blues early in life. A musician since the age of five, he recalls, "I grew up in a musical family, it has always been a part of me. I can't imagine living without music."
Currently residing in Durango, Colorado, Kirk's touring schedule has seen him open for Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, John Hammond, Richie Havens, Johnny 'Clyde' Copeland and Francine Reed. Kirk has received international recognition throughout Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, The Czech Republic, and Yugoslavia. In 1998 he won the Telluride Blues Contest in Colorado.
Kirk performed as the Betweener Act at the 1999 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. This gave him the opportunity to play on the same stage as Charlie Musselwhite, Hot Tuna, Derek Trucks, Roy Rodgers, Buddy Miles and Alvin Youngblood Hart as well as other acts during the three day festival.
Kirk's interest as a motorcycle enthusiast has brought him to perform for motorcycle clubs, rallies and events in Colorado and the Southwest region.
Following rave reviews of his 1995 CD "Backdoor Boogie," Kirk released his second recording, "The Way It Goes," in 1998. Featuring 10 original songs, as well as a few standards, "The Way It Goes" signals Kirk's position as a blues singer/songwriter in the tradition of Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'. Cadence Review of Jazz and Blues calls it "a set of alternately playful and intense acoustic blues."
Solo or with the Kirk James Blues Band, Kirk can be found performing at Festivals, Concerts and small venues.