THE ALPINE BANK WINTER/SPRING CONCERT SERIES "Jon Chandler is part Wallace Stegner, part Jack Schaefer. He’s part Bruce Springsteen, and part Rambling Jack Elliott... Yet he’s distinctively original, a poet laureate of the American West of past, present and future." - Johnny D. Boggs
Time & Location
May 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cedaredge, 195 W Main St, Cedaredge, CO 81413, USA
About the Event
Jon Chandler is a three time winner of the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Linwood, his moody examination of Doc Holliday’s life won the Spur for Best Song in 2009, while his tribute to Wyoming’s Hole in the Wall country, Morning Star Moon, received the award in 2012. His novel The Spanish Peaks received the WWA’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award (Spur Award) for Best First Novel, and he was named True West Magazine’s Best Western Musician. Wyoming Wind, A Novel of Tom Horn, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. A seventh-generation Coloradan, Jon’s music and stories reflect his heritage, and his eight CDs, two novels, two non-fiction works and myriad short stories and nonfiction articles are collected by western lifestyle aficionados worldwide. He hosted the iconic monthly concert series America’s Soul Live at the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor in Arvada, Colorado for 16 years until the pandemic caused its demise. Homage, his new recording of cover songs that have influenced his writing and singing, was released to exceptional reviews.