Carbondale sets Summer of Music |

Carbondale sets Summer of Music

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Soul-rock singer-guitarist Danielia Cotton will make her local debut at Carbondale's July 4 celebration. (

CARBONDALE ” The Carbondale Summer of Music Concert Series, presented by the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and the town of Carbondale, will present five events this season.

The series opens with the Rockin’ 4th of July Extravaganza, featuring the local debut of New Jersey-born Danielia Cotton. The 20-something soul-rock singer-guitarist recently released the CD, “Rare Child.”

Panjea, a socially conscious groove band led by Zimbabwe-educated mbira player Chris Berry, is set for July 13. Joining Panjea will be Michael Kang, mandolinist of defunct Colorado band String Cheese Incident.

Country-rock band New Riders of the Purple Sage appear in the series on July 20. The group, which began in the early ’70s as a spin-off of the Grateful Dead, with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar, has had many hits, including “Panama Red.” The current New Riders lineup includes singer-guitarist David Nelson and pedal steel player Buddy Cage.

On Aug. 9, Aphrodesia, a Midwestern band that plays music inspired by Afrobeat rhythms, headlines the Human Rights Tour, an event focused on environmentalism and other global issues.

The series concludes Aug. 23 with the KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest, with acts still to be announced.

Also, a partial music lineup for the Carbondale Mountain Fair has been set. Acts for Mountain Fair, taking place July 25-27, include Lipbone Redding, Bumpus, the Clumsy Lovers, the Chicago Afrobeat Project and the Redtones, with more to be added.

The Human Rights Tour is set for the 4th Street Plaza, with the Blues and BBQ Fest scheduled for Main Street. All other performances in the Carbondale Summer of Music series will be held in Sopris Park.