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Kirk James Blues

Opening night of "Movement"

August 20 6pm to 9pm

Kirk James is solidly grounded in the Texas Blues tradition, playing Ragtime, Texas Shuffles 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."
Kirk's interest as a motorcycle enthusiast has brought him to perform for motorcycle clubs, rallies and events in Colorado and the Southwest region. He can been seen and heard playing in concerts, festivals and venues around the Southwest region.Kirk James is solidly grounded in the Texas Blues tradition, playing Ragtime, Texas Shuffles 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."
Kirk's interest as a motorcycle enthusiast has brought him to perform for motorcycle clubs, rallies and events in Colorado and the Southwest region. He can been seen and heard playing in concerts, festivals and venues around the Southwest region.Kirk James is solidly grounded in the Texas Blues tradition, playing Ragtime, Texas Shuffles 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."
Kirk's interest as a motorcycle enthusiast has brought him to perform for motorcycle clubs, rallies and events in Colorado and the Southwest region. He can been seen and heard playing in concerts, festivals and venues around the Southwest region.

Miss Sass A Frass

Opening Weekend of "Movement"
Saturday August 22nd
Performances at
7, 8 and 9pm

 The Rhinestone Cowgirl from Colorado has a taste for beauty and glamour with a fiery spirit and a seductive edge. Sass incorporates a tasteful, classic strip tease in glamorous costumes into traditional jazz and modern music. She grew up in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and left for LA to study Fashion and Theather Costume Design at FIDM. She immediately started working as a freelance costume designer after graduation for feature films, T.V. pilots, music videos and commercials, and styled fashion shoots here and there. While working in the industry, Sass found her love for the art of Burlesque. Originally making costumes for burlesque performers, she then found herself performing the art of tease and being creatively liberated under her stage name Sass A Frass. She continued to design in both the fashion and costume world, as well as study aerial arts at Cirque School L.A., and dance in many theaters, clubs, private parties and events in L.A.

Rob Webster

August 29
6pm to 10pm
Electro-acoustic
Rythms and Sounds

Returns to ABOA after popular demand

It begins with the bass: three notes, two tones leading into the tonic, the root note repeated in quarter beats, through one measure, into two before returning to the eighth-note intro. Once more the quarter notes beat a pulse, constant, steady, and in whatever bars in whatever towns flung like flies across America’s breadbasket, high heeled feet have found their throbbing ground, penny loafers, sneakers, rubber-soled tennis shoes or boots of Spanish leather are polishing the pine-streaked floor and the glass in whatever window, however fogged, quivers like a case containing a heart too large for its fragile canister. Drum sticks flicker mid-air momentarily and, in a whirl, thump a pad, every downbeat accentuated with one peremptory pump, and a tonal network spirals around the first heartbeat pulse: musical vibrations quivering like nerves so palpable you can almost feel their ecstatic fabric. And finally, a strummed acoustic guitar thrums through the room, and you might, only might, now realize all of it - drums, guitar and bass - is presently performed before you by one man. All this, before the soar of a searing vocal starts. And what a vocal. A leonine roar slashed through with all the scars of a blues singer while sweetened with the melodic sensibility of only our best pop crooners. But it doesn’t matter now. No one can hear it. They’ve checked out. They’re all body and soul, dancing there in the arms of whatever partner they’re lucky enough to share this experience with, this moment of such beauty and sensuality you can touch it, smell it, breathe it. And this moment is the music of Robert Webster. To listen to Robert Webster is to hear originals that, in their timelessness, strike you as strangely familiar, and covers that, in the originality of their arrangement, seemingly caress your ear for the first time. Again...