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Marty Haggard, Dawn Norfleet, and more local music listings


Marty Haggard makes a stop at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts on Nov. 4. - COURTESY MARTY HAGGARD
  • Courtesy Marty Haggard
  • Marty Haggard makes a stop at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts on Nov. 4.

Colorado College’s latest entry in their visiting artist concert series features Los Angeles-based jazz flutist and vocalist Dawn Norfleet, who performs a free concert at the Packard Performance Hall on Nov. 5. Norfleet, in addition to being a respected bandleader and performing with the likes of Monica, Kamasi Washington, Marvin “Smitty” Smith and Jeff Lorber, also remains active in academia, contributing to scholarly musical publications and teaching and presenting at universities across the country. For her appearance at Packard Hall, she will be joined by New York-based pianist Andy Milne.

For fans of country and Americana, Palmer Lake’s Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts continues its streak of bringing classic country artists to its stage, this time with singer-songwriter Marty Haggard on Nov. 4. Haggard, as you might have deduced from his surname, is the son of country legend Merle Haggard, and performed in his father’s band. Outside of that famous association, however, the younger Haggard has lived perhaps a prototypical country singer life.

Born while his father was serving time in San Quentin prison, Haggard was initially raised by his grandmother and lived in a railroad boxcar. As a teenager, while working as an actor and driving to a filming location, Haggard stopped for a hitchhiker and was shot, driving for 15 miles before finding assistance.

After touring with his sister Dana Haggard in the Driftwood Band and working in an oil field, Haggard set out upon his solo career, releasing five singles that landed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. One of these, 1988’s “Trains Make Me Lonesome,” was later covered by George Strait. After being seriously injured in a car accident, Haggard began recording Christian-themed music, releasing his first full LP, Borders & Boundaries, in 1996. After recording three more LPs, Haggard self-released two tribute album volumes, titled A Tribute to Merle Haggard, My Dad. All of which makes this show, which is being billed as a tribute to his father, a must-see event for fans of Merle and his legacy.

Meanwhile, here are some notable shows taking place across Colorado in the weeks ahead:

Kid Rock’s Greatest Show on Earth tour comes to the Pepsi Center on March 20.
  • Kid Rock’s Greatest Show on Earth tour comes to the Pepsi Center on March 20.

  • A Benefit for the Las Vegas First Responders, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 2
  • Falsifier, Black Sheep, Nov. 19
  • Daedelus, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 24
  • Set to Stun, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 29
  • Derek Luh & Sammy Wilk, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 3
  • Black Smurf, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Dec. 6
  • Dayshell, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 6
  • The All-American Rejects, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 7
  • Scarface, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 10
  • Robb Banks, Summit Music Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 12
  • Saints of Never After, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 15
  • The Defectives, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 4
  • John Maus, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 19
  • Punk Against Trump featuring Anti-Flag, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 20
  • Seaway, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 4
  • Avatar, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 31
  • The Dangerous Summer, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 13
  • Wolves in the Throne Room, Enslaved, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, Feb. 26
Here’s what else is playing around this week:

Wednesday 11/1

Black Sheep, Downswing, Soul Vice, Deter (hardcore), 7 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 6:30 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.

Thursday 11/2

Jack Quinn’s, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy, 7:30 p.m.
Patty Jewett Bar & Grill, Craig Walter (acoustic), 6 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
Stargazers, Erica Brown and the Movers & Shakers (blues), 7 p.m.
Tap Traders, Alan Joseph Solo Jazz Guitar, 6 p.m.

Friday 11/3

Axe and the Oak Whiskey House, Jesse Cotton Stone (blues), 7 p.m.
Back East Bar & Grill, SofaKillers (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Black Sheep, Trevor Hall, East Forest (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Ivywild School, MacLaren String Quartet (classical), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Ashlee Tatum & The Longshot Revival (country), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Bedlam Boys (folk), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
The Mezzanine, TREO (jazz), 5:30 p.m.
Motif Jazz Cafe, Alan Joseph Trio (jazz), 8 p.m.
O’Furry’s, Levi and Rifkin (rock/pop), 6:30 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Run With Scissors (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
The Perk Downtown, John Drew Petersen (acoustic), 8 p.m.
Sacred Grounds, Nick Davey (acoustic), 6:30 p.m.
Stargazers, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers with Cass Clayton and 7th Heaven (blues), 8 p.m.

Saturday 11/4

Back East Bar & Grill, SofaKillers (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Black Sheep, Marvylus, Dhino, EVO, Sawtooth, Rich Wave Music (hip-hop), 7 p.m.
Blue Moose Tavern, Blynd Mojo Band (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Ian Gott and Blue Frog (indie), 7:30 p.m.
Gasoline Alley, DJ Chris Diablo (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, The Martini Shot (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Jesse Cotton Stone (blues), 9 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Legends Rock Bar, The E.T.s (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Lounge in the Village, Levi and Rifkin (rock/pop), 7 p.m. Playing With Smoke (rock/pop), 8 p.m.

Sunday 11/5

Graner Music – Barnes, American Music Society Fall Concert (classical), 2:30 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Traditional Irish Session, 3 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Mother Muff’s, Sunday Brunch with Blue Frog (blues), 11 a.m.

Tuesday 11/7

Benny’s, Sweet T’s Rude Blues Jam, 7 p.m.
Black Sheep, Vintage Trouble, Desi Valentine (blues), 7 p.m.
Townhouse, Blue Frog Open Jam (blues), 8 p.m.

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