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Oct 12, 2013   

FEATURE ACT: Kantankerous

Kantankerous has been together for over 10 years and the members are all veterans of other well-known Colorado bands. Whether it’s a hard driving breakdown or lonesome ballad, their reverence for the bluegrass tradition is related in their songs and in their show. Along with their powerful picking, all five of these boys contribute to Kantankerous’ distinctive vocal blend.
Eric Grace - mandolin, vocals. A veteran of the Colorado bluegrass scene, Eric cut his teeth with the likes of The Bluegrass Patriots, The Denver Grass, and Stone Mountain Bluegrass. His booming, yet warm, genuine singing style is matched with a hot mandolin technique reminiscent of "The Father Of Bluegrass," Bill Monroe. As the band's M.C., Eric has a down-home stage presence connecting Kantankerous to the crowd.
Marte Meyer - banjo, vocals. Hearing Marte’s high-powered banjo playing is like taking a joy ride in a sports car! A dedicated banjo virtuoso, Marte also contributes a soaring tenor voice to the blend.  Marte has played with the bands Loose Cannon, Stone Mountain Bluegrass and others.
Joel Denman - fiddle, vocals . Joel’s fiddle and baritone vocals are intrinsic to the Kantankerous sound. When he’s not fiddling around, Joel is a public school music teacher in the Denver area.
Doug Elrick guitar, vocals. When he’s not putting out fires, Doug is igniting them on guitar with his fiery lead and rhythm playing. He’s also widely respected along the front range for his singing, mandolin playing, songwriting and instrument building.
Kenny Pabst - bass, vocals. When he’s not telling jokes or stories on stage, Kenny puts the “tank” in Kantankerous, with his 5-string upright bass. He even earned the title "Bass Player of the Year" at the 1996 Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Awards Show. Along with Doug Elrick, Kenny is also a founding member of High Plains Tradition, a well-loved band in the Rocky Mountain region.

 
 

Opening Acts: :Clayton Chrysler

 

 

    Clayton Chrysler is a Penrose boy. He has walked away with many 1st place awards in the Colorado Country Music Association, as well as the National Competition  held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the past 4 years. Clayton donates his talent to many non-profit organizations. Clayton received the Valliant Award at the state competition this year. The valliant award is the most prestigious award given at the state competition.

Rich Owen

Rich Owen is a former United States Air Force officer.  He resides just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, along with his wife and four children.  He has been singing all of his life: at home, in choirs, and in front of any audience that would listen.  His earliest exposure to country music was through his mother; she was an avid fan of Glen Campbell, and played his music often.  Other musical influences include the Eagles, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, George Straight, Brad Paisley, and Phil Vassar (to name just a few).
Just a few years ago (2006), he picked up a guitar for the first time and began to teach himself to play.  Several months later, he wrote his first song, “I Ain’t Ready for Forever (to End)”, a love song for his wife.  The songs continued to flow from there, as Rich drew upon a lifetime of experiences and emotions.  His music truly comes straight from the heart.  He has a unique way of drawing the listener into the stories he tells through his songs, and making them truly feel the emotions that play out in the music and lyrics.
“Home, God, and Country” is Rich Owen’s debut album.  To know who he is and what he cares about, you need only listen to the eleven songs that make up this moving and entertaining collection.  His second album is under production.

 

Canon Rose Acoustic Society (CRAS) showcases professional and amateur talent on the 2nd Saturday of all months and the 4th Saturday of each month (except the months of May, November and December and dark the months of June, July and August)

Shows start at 7:00 PM. Admission $ 7

Members $5 Kids & Students FREE

You are invited to join CRAS. Family Membership $25 per year Individual Membership $ 15 per year

Donor Membership $ 50 per year

Patron Membership $ 100 per year

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Doors open at 6:00 Show time is 7:00

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