Our favorite cowboy band is back in the saddle again, so keep an eye on this site for upcoming dates.
You can order their three great CDs on line, right here .
As a showcase for Mike's beautiful songs, the trio's sweet harmony singing, Raul's world-class guitar work, and David's show-stopping numbers, all 3 CDs are indispensible!
New West Returns to Colorado!
The boys of New West are coming back to the Rockies for a whirlwind tour, October 6-9.
Thursday, October 6th -
The music gets started on with an invitation only private house concert in the Westcliffe area, one of our favorite destinations over the years. It looks like this one is already sold out!
Friday October 7th,
We’ll be playing a wonderful house concert in Colorado Springs at the home of Bruce and Sharon Wright.
DINNER – provided by Bruce and Sharon 5:30 p.m.
Concert begins at 6:30
Location: Sharon and Bruce’s home – Turkey Creek – Hwy 115.
Tickets: $25 per person … SPACE IS LIMITED…receipt of your payment will hold your spot!
For more info, please call Sharon at:
719-540-2701 (h) 719-330-4314 (c)
Saturday, October 8th
New West performs at the Englewood High School Black Box Theater.
As part of the EHS Alumni 4Arts program, a portion of the proceeds will be directed towards the purchase of a new sound system for the Black Box Theater!
Where: Englewood High School, 3800 S Logan St, Englewood, CO 80113.
Time: 7:00 PM
Info: Lynn Flieger Countryman (720) 261-4828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks should be made payable to Alumni4Arts
Sunday, October 9th,
We’ll close our tour with a show the Old Town Pickin’ Parlor in Arvada, thanks to the warm invite from Uncle Kit Simon. We love this room and have fond memories of all the shows we’ve played there over the years. Come on out and join us!
Where: Old Town Pickin’ Parlor, 7515 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002
Time: 7:00 PM
Info: (303) 421-2304
You can reach New West personally by e-mail at either of these addresses:
email@example.com (Raul Reynoso) firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Fleming)
(fan, friend, and occasional guest banjo player)
Raul Reynoso, Michael Fleming, David Jackson
New West taped a show with the SCVTV series “House Blend” hosted by Stephen Peeples on March 1st, and it is
-> now available for viewing...
On “House Blend,” Fleming, Reynoso and Jackson perform “Texas Moon” from their 1997 debut album “Texas Blues”; and “Line Rider’s Waltz” and “Buckaroo Dream” from their 2001 “Buckaroo Dream” CD.
The fourth song, “On California Ground,” is a gorgeous slice of old California history Fleming wrote for as part of a grant to the Cowboy Festival from the NEA, which commissioned songwriters to create works about California history. A CD compiling those works is out of print, and New West’s “House Blend” performance marks the first time the trio has been able to perform it live on television.
Between songs, Peeples chews the fat with Fleming, Reynoso and Jackson, and digs a little deeper into the trio’s colorful past, individually and collectively.
We hear how Fleming grew up the cowboy way, how Reynoso brings elements of his own Hispanic heritage and love for Gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt into his New West guitar work, and where Jackson got his huge acoustic bass, which is about half as big as he is.
The trio’s “House Blend” guest spot aired just before the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival April 24-27, so we also get a few fascinating tidbits about the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival’s history.
Fleming — in his other life as a supervisor for the Arts & Entertainment crew for the City of Santa Clarita — has booked and produced the festival for the past decade. (New West’s appearance there preceded his taking over that role, and Fleming hasn’t booked his own band since because it’s not the cowboy way.)
New West’s “House Blend” set also follows their sold-out and very well-received concert at the Repertory East Playhouse on Feb. 25, the latest edition of the popular “SCVTV Presents the OutWest Concert Series.”