Pete Kartsounes Band (featuring Paul Murin) Touring Colorado This Week

As a cutting-edge musician, Pete Kartsounes is fulfilling a vision of writing music with meaning. The performer/songwriter has spent most of his life creating original music that entertains and enlightens. Through the years, his music has evolved to inspire on deeper levels and provide a helping hand to others. Led by his heart and fueled by his soul, Pete is on a quest to make a difference, being captured in his music and celebrated in his life.

At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Pete writes award-winning songs about love, loss, hope, and adventure. In 2009, he earned his newest award as first runner-up in Telluride’s prestigious Troubadour Competition. He is a musical craftsman and truly limitless artist whose songwriting draws from a myriad of musical traditions, including folk, rock, blues, jazz, and bluegrass. Writing ballads and compositions, Pete is best described as a story teller, weaving a tale through his music, taking listeners on a soulful journey. His smoky voice is complimented by a soft texture with depth that stretches beyond his years, as he sings with all consuming passion and conviction.

Pete is an energetic performer who has shared the stage with many renowned artists including Jerry Garcia Band, Del McCoury Band, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), moe, North Mississippi All-Stars, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, John McEuen, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band. In 2000, Pete was chosen to write and record with Dave Kruzin of Pearl Jam, and members of Blues Traveler.

While he will be playing all over the Front Range for next couple of months, this week Pete and his band, that includes Paul Murin on Guitar, will be taking the show on the road for a few days.

Monday: Southern Sun in Boulder @ 10:00

Wednesday: Front Range BBQ in Colorado Springs @ 7:30

Thursday: Salida Cafe in Salida @ 8pm

Friday: Buffalo Inn in Pagosa @ 9pm

Saturday: The Derailed Saloon in Durango @ 9pm

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!