ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is thrilled to present nationally known Colorado based singer-songwriter David Starr, with Don Richmond sitting in, in concert Saturday, January 12th at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot at 711 State Ave.
David Starr is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. His first instrument was drums, but he eventually gravitated to guitar for songwriting. He performs as a member of The David Starr Band and as a solo acoustic artist and also works as a sideman both as a drummer and guitarist, recently performing a couple of shows as lead guitarist with the John Oates Band. Oates said of Starr, “David Starr has a voice you will never forget. His music is authentic, his songs are honest, full of emotion and truth.” And from Music Row reviewer Robert Oermann, “Wow. This folkie can really sing. This is classic, acoustic, songwriter/troubadour stuff that harkens back to the best of the James Taylor/Joni Mitchell era. I love the ‘heart’ in his tenor tones.”
Starr grew up playing in Fayetteville, Arkansas area bands before moving to Aspen, Colorado in 1981. The music scene in NW Arkansas in the ‘70’s included the Cate Brothers Band and their connection to Levon Helm and The Band, all of whom influenced his music a great deal. He has also played with Dan Folgleberg, Sonny Bono, Kenny Edwards and members of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. David says his influences range from The Eagles to Jackson Browne to Eric Clapton to The Band to Todd Rundgren to Jeff Beck.
Starr has released three self-produced solo CD’s, performing all instruments and vocals on all of them. A David Starr Band CD was released in June of 2012. David also owns and operates Starr’s Guitars in Cedaredge, Colorado where he shares his love for the instrument by offering vintage, new and used guitars and amps.
Alamosa-based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and record producer Don Richmond will be accompanying David. Richmond says, “I’m so looking forward to this – David and I have been talking about this for years, and we are finally going to make it happen.” Don continues, “I love his music – it’s rootsy, honest, heartfelt and he’s a great player and performer – it’s all there, and I’m sure looking forward to climbing on board and playing along!”
The board of Society Hall, a 501c-3 non-profit organization, invites you to another great musical evening with David Starr with Don Richmond, Saturday, January 12.