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7908: The Aspen Songwriters Festival

7908: The Aspen Songwriters FestivalA super-talented  line up of singer/songwriter musicians are hitting the stage in Aspen for four nights at the second annual 7908: Aspen Songwriters Festival. This weekend (March 30-April 2) at The Wheeler Opera House.

Musical talent is an amazing gift and plenty of BIG names are sharing their gifts on-stage in Aspen. 3-time Grammy Winner Shawn Colvin , Americana Rockers, The Band of Heathensfrom Austin, Tx, Keb Mo, the silky smooth  bluesman, mandolin wielding wild man,  Sam Bush, 2-time Grammy winner Kim Carnes and hot live act Elizabeth Cook joined host John Oates to create an amazing and diverse slate at 7908.  

7908 in Aspen. Click for Pix.7908 has 2 more nights of music scheduled at The Wheeler (Friday & Saturday).  Still to perform are bluesy songstress Ruthie Foster, Country Blues Legend, John Hammond, Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze and festival closers Donavon Frankenreiter and Matt Nathanson.  Tickets are still available. 

Click WHEELER  4 tickets, click 7908 for photos.

So far the shows at 7908 shows have been spectacular.  The Wheeler provides an intimate and magnificant setting including superior acoustics for 7908's wide variety of musical mastery. The 7908 acts have traveled to Aspen from all over the country.  Day 1 and 2 highlights include Shawn Colvin's rendition of Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) and her jam session with Sam Bush and John Oates.   The Band of Heathens killed it and turned the front rows of the Wheeler into a mosh pit as the wild jam dancing continued for their entire set.  Kim Carnes and Elizabeth Cook had a friendly duel on-stage trading off taking the lead.  Their set culminated with Carnes heartfelt version of her huge hit, Bette Davis Eyes.  Cook seemed a little intimidated following that number, but she more than held her own with her ballad, Sometimes it takes Balls to be a Woman.  Keb Mo...that guy can pic some blues.  He sang with a smooth silky voice and ripped his steel guitar accompanied by Sam Bush and John Oates in front of a sold out audience.

2 more days of fun and music.  Can't wait to get some more 7908.

The Band of Heathens at 7908 in Aspen. Ripping set of American Rock.

 Keb Mo. Always a favorite in Aspen. Click for Pix.Kim Carnes and Elizabeth Cook dueling singers at The Wheeler in Aspen.

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