Next on Fanny Hill: Robben Ford |

Next on Fanny Hill: Robben Ford

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado

George B. WellsGuitarist Robben Ford performs in the Snowmass Free Concert Series on Aug. 14.

SNOWMASS VILLAGE This summers Snowmass Free Concert Series has cycled through bluegrass, rock, Celtic, swing, soul, New Orleans brass and country-folk which means it must be time for Fanny Hill to get the blues. Which it does, in a big way. Guitarist Robben Ford, who has been known to play instrumental fusion, folk-rock and even return on occasion to his first instrument, the saxophone, is in a blues mood, as evidenced on his latest CD, Truth. His past foray into the blues, in the brilliant trio Robben Ford & the Blue Line, was put to rest several years ago. But Ford, a sideman to Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Phil Lesh and George Harrison, and one of Musician magazines 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century, is worth witnessing no matter the setting. Ford and his current trio, with drummer Toss Panos and bassist Travis Carlton, appear on Thursday, Aug. 14, on Fanny Hill. Showtime, as always, is 6 p.m.The summer series concludes Aug. 21 with country-swing, courtesy of southern Californias Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.