We’ve been having a blast out here on the road! It’s been such an honor opening for some of my favorite musicians and playing for great Country crowds!
Below are some photos and video of clips from our recent Adventure Travels:
It began with Ty playing music at our National Forrest campground outside of Salida with long time friend Mike Rosso. Nearly 20 years ago Ty sat around a campfire trying to play guitar and sing with Mike playing good mando. Soon there after Mike moved to Salida and began publishing his interesting Colorado Central Magazine. So, nearly 20 years later Mike was able to play good music at our camp with the young guy that he encouraged so many years ago….
Then on to open for Robert Earl Keen at the Arvada Center….
Above, our “Bus” (left) isn’t quite as big as Keen’s…But, we sure like our new RV!
Ty sure enjoyed playing a house concert for some good friends in Cedaredge. Their great hospitality in allowing us to park on their beautiful ranch is greatly appreciated.
See one of their smaller spring fed the ponds above.
More Fun Radio Interviews, in Avon
at the Garfield County Fair
and in Montrose.
The band and Ty throughly enjoyed playing for some real County & Western folks at the Garfield County Fair where Josh Turner sold out his concert as the Headliner.
Longtime Garfield County Commissioner friend John Wyatt Martin and his wife Nancy treated us like “kings” with our “All Access Lanyards”. And we especially appreciated them for staying to listen to the band instead of rushing off to the Josh Turner Meet & Greet. John has been the driving force behind all of the successful years of great upgrades at the Fair Grounds that have turned it from and “eyesore” to a beautiful “state of the art” fair ground facility. Councilman Martin also served in the Sheriffs Department for years and he’s still getting bucked off his horses while “Keeping It Western”! Commissioner Martin, Greg, Artist Nancy Martin above L to R:
The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival has a long 25 years history of legendary folks performing at the Corn Festival. e.g. Clint Black, Wynonna, Randy Travis, The Mavericks, Leann Rimes, Lonestar etc. etc. And Ty is honored to be on the new T-Shirt Above
This years headliner James Otto did a good job. Organizer Lynett Harold did a fantastic job of making the Band and their families feel very welcome. We had fun friends in from Durango and our special Alpine Bank Ladies Beth Drum and Allison Nadel were there to support us all…hats off to Alpine Bank sponsoring the Band to play at the Corn Festival as well as being major sponsors at the Garfield County Fair. Our great Cedaredge friends the Coopers and the Dills even danced on the stage so as to “Keep It Western”…surprisingly good dancers! What a great time in our RV “Green Room” with all of the great sweet corn we could eat!
Next, we were amazed daily by the beauty and hospitality of our Rancher friends the Daughenbaughs, their 5th generation rancher Daughter Adonna and Son-In-Law Troy Allen annnnd their special young super cute and hard working cowboy grandson and granddaughter at their Rocking C Bar Ranch along the Elk River in the beautiful Steamboat Springs Elk River Valley. They are certainly shining examples of hard working good folks “Keeping It Western”. We even got to do a little fence repair and load some cattle! Doc & Ty are up on their Elk Mountain fixing a little fence in the summer pasture.
While in Steamboat our friends Ollie Ballard and Nancy Jeffrey hosted a fine Ty House Concert at the special home that Nancy designed for Ollie some 10 years ago…great high ceilings created great acoustics along with super folks from the Strings Festival and the historic Chief Theater in attendance. We are looking forward to some great Ty Band events next Spring and Summer in the Steamboat area.
It is always great to have informed appreciative listeners at the more intimate House Concerts.
Next, we were back at Beaver Creek Resort for Ty & the Band to perform for 2 nights. Below many of the 500+ folks that were attending the Grand Tasting were moved to dance and have fun with the Band. We met many new fans mostly folks from Texas and that suited us just fine! We also got invited again to an amazing Sonoma Winery that would make a Northern California Tour very worthwhile! The band much enjoyed being the guests of the very comfortable Charter Hotel and all had a good time.
Next back to Durango for the honor of opening for the great Jim Lauderdale on the 18th. If you’ve listened much to Outlaw Country on SiriusXM Radio, then you’ve enjoyed the Jim & Buddy show.