Songbirds stage is live and has two great performers coming to town on Dec 28. Jim Lauderdale, a music legend and Max Gomez, a rising star are teaming up for great show.
Jim Lauderdale has become the rarest of commodities: A beloved and respected roots music force whose songs were in country radio favor. He is the second most recorded writer in George Strait’s canon, as well as responsible for country hits for Patty Loveless, George Jones, Mark Chesnutt and the Dixie Chicks. He’s also recorded albums with Dr. Ralph Stanley, the North Mississippi Allstars, Donna the Buffalo, Elvis Presley’s band, Elvis Costello and Buddy Miller, as well as collections written whole albums with long time Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter. He’s the co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, “The Buddy & Jim Show”. He is also co-host of Music City Roots. He is a frequent performer at the Ryman Theater in Nashville. He has won Grammy awards, on his own (Bluegrass Diaries, in 2009) and with Ralph Stanley for Lost in the Lonesome Pines, in 2004). He won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, and became known as “Mr. Americana.” He released an astoundingly varied catalog of albums that explores bluegrass, soul, rock and country. Jim Lauderdale is an American music-master, and the author of a soundtrack both glorious and expansive.
Though still only in his early thirties, Max Gomez has always had the heart of an old soul. Gomez moved to Los Angeles at 18 to pursue his music career and began writing songs and performing around the city at many notable clubs. He wrote some songs with Shawn Mullins, who later recorded them. “That’s when I began taking it all a little more seriously and turned my music into a job,” says Gomez. In his early twenties he began recording his own songs with producers in New York, L.A., and Nashville. His debut album, Rule the World, was released in 2013 by New West Records, home to the likes of John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, and Steve Earle. Soon after, Kiefer Sutherland directed the music video for the single “Run From You.”
Judging by the company he keeps, Gomez is there positioned to emerge as a prominent voice of Americana’s next generation. Gomez’s career is being steered by the veteran A&R man Gary Briggs, who signed him to New West and has now assembled an industry A-team around him as the first signing of the newly formed Brigadoon Records. Neil Young’s managers Frank Gironda and Elliot Roberts are on board as is Jim Scott—who’s worked with Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and Lucinda Williams—produced Gomez’s new EP Me & Joe, which features Williams collaborator Doug Pettibone on guitar and Eric Clapton / Jackson Browne accompanist Greg Leisz on pedal steel.
The old building is alive! The winery has started to hit stride producing some of the best and most creative wines in Colorado. The café tasting room is open and is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with leadership from Clay Ermel who brings his hospitality experience from Summit County. Chef Otello Ganni, who’s culinary experience in 5 star northern California wine country is on the team and is turning us all into foodies. The installation of a new QSC driven sound system in the hall makes the stage ripe to be played by great performers.
All the pieces have come together with even more to come in the future! We hope you will give us a visit or join us for a show. This first one is going to be a special one. You don’t need to take our word for it just do a bit of research on these two singer/ songwriters and get your ticket bought while they last. Link to buy tickets https://jimmaxsongbird.bpt.me/
This is definitely going to be a “remember when we saw him in that little place in Beulah” type show.
Live in Concert The King of Americana Jim Lauderdale and Max Gomez
8881 Grand Avenue Beulah, Colorado 81023