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Amphitheater Concert Series: Bittersweet Highway
June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
The third performance of Paonia Library’s summer concert series is Bittersweet Highway, a singer-songwriter duo from Cedaredge, CO. Living and traveling along the edges of America, Rene’ Janiece and Wayne McKinzie’s music rises from the fringes, in place and in style. It crosses genres and blends the sounds that have influenced these two as individuals, combining to create something strikingly original. It is no wonder they call their particular brand of music “Borderland Americana.” Join us for an evening of bittersweet music in the amphitheater on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30pm. Picnic and take out dinners are welcome. The show will move indoors if necessary, so come rain or shine!
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And this Borderland Americana is also artful Americana – visually evocative and carefully crafted. This is music that is thought about, and music that makes us think. More importantly, this is music that urges us to feel. Poetic lyrics. Smooth, resonant vocals. Surprising phrasing. Wanderlust and loss, longing and belonging, irony and epiphany rise and fall through imagery and sound as varied and wide as the land they call home. Melodic conversations are revealed; evoke the stories that hide in the gravel and grass of the roadside. Live, Bittersweet Highway’s relaxed and intimate rapport with each other and their audience allows for a wonderfully interactive experience that speaks to the journeys of the heart, the bitter and the sweet that are scattered along the road of life.
• Bittersweet Highway song “It All Falls Away” a Finalist in Best Folk Singer/Songwriter category, Southwest Indy Artist Awards, 2017
• Bittersweet Highway album “It All Falls Away” a Finalist in Best Album of the Year category by Southwest Indy Artist Award, 2017
• Honorable Mention Singer/Songwriter Competition “The Woodie Guthrie Folk Festival” 2015
• Finalist – Rene’ Janiece – Best Indie South West Female Artist/Group category at the Independent Music Awards South West 2014