Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds return to Society Hall


ALAMOSA — Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds are coming back to Alamosa! Hopefully you saw them when they were at the Hall last year or when they played for one of the ALMA Sundays at Six concerts in the park a while back, or maybe even one of their great sets at Michael Hearne’s Barn Dance music festival in Taos the last few years.

They are fresh off of a European tour, and we’re excited to have this nationally rising band back at Society Hall, Saturday March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available at the Green Spot in Alamosa, or online at www.societyhall.org.

The music of Dana and the Birds is hard to pigeonhole — it’s a kind of feel-good world-folk, with everything from bluegrass to Brazilian jazz overtones to Euro-pop to deep woods old-tyme — all delivered with a freshness and joy that is hard to describe, but impossible to resist. You will love this band!

Dana Louise (Idlet) fronts the band with her compelling vocals and delightful guitar and ukulele work. Adams Collins provides virtuoso instrumental firepower on both vibraphone and banjo, and has been known to sing a song or two also. The rhythm section consists of Ezra Idlet on drums, percussion and vocals (and doubling on guitar now and then) and Keith Grimwood on bass and vocals, who together form the Grammy-nominated duo Trout Fishing in America. Ezra and Keith have been playing together for close to 40 years, and their musical roots go deeper than the giant oak trees in their home state of Arkansas. They lay down a deep groove that grounds the music so those birds can really take flight. Combine it all together, and you have something truly magical.

The Society Hall board hopes you’ll join them for a wonderful evening with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds, live at Society Hall (your local non-profit concert and event venue - Where Community Celebrates!), on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.