New faces, old sounds at Justice Snow’s Americana Music Series |

New faces, old sounds at Justice Snow’s Americana Music Series

Brad Manosevitz (right) performing with members of Let Them Roar in the Grassroots TV studio. Manosevitz and Let Them Roar open the Americana Music Series at Justice Snow's Wednesday night.
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Americana Music Series at Justice Snow’s

Wednesday, March 16 Let Them Roar with Bradman

Sunday, March 20 Let Them Roar with Pearl & Wood

Wednesday, March 23 Let Them Roar with Frank Martin

Sunday, March 27 Let Them Roar

Wednesday, March 30 Steamboat Bandits

All events are free, running 9 p.m. to midnight. More info at

Justice Snow’s Americana Music Series returns for its fourth iteration this week — this time with a new house band and curator.

The popular series begins a new chapter tonight in the first of five concerts highlighting homegrown American music in all its guises. Carbondale roots-rock band Let Them Roar will serve as the house band, performing with special guests at each concert. Local musician Brad Manosevitz is curating and will serve as tonight’s guest artist.

“We are all influenced by and all have a passion for Americana music,” Manosevitz said. “Kind of our tag line is that it’s a celebration of American roots music, honoring the pioneers of the genre and the influence they’ve had on our own music.”

He’s taking the reins of the series from Jackson Emmer, who founded and curated the barroom concert series in its first three runs. Emmer moved to North Carolina last year.

Each outing will aim to hit a different aspect of Americana. Manosevitz said tonight’s show will begin with tributes to Americana greats like Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keane and Greg Brown.

The shows will feature three sets. The first has the special guest performing solo. In the second, Let Them Roar will play with the guest. And the night will close with Let Them Roar playing a set of originals and covers. Pearl & Wood will perform Sunday with a focus on soul music, and Frank Martin is scheduled for March 23, spotlighting gospel and bluegrass.

“This is just scratching the surface of the vast talent in the Roaring Fork Valley that’s playing this kind of music,” Manosevitz said.

The Kansas City-based Steamboat Bandits will close the spring series March 30.

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