The Wright Opera House Welcomes James McMurtry to Ouray in March
Stay in Ouray for a weekend of music and fun!
Spend the day enjoying the beauty of the San Juans. With plenty of ice for climbing, snow for sledding, and water for soaking, what better way to end the evening than a concert in one of the most historic venues in Southern Colorado? Since the grand opening in 1888, the Wright Opera House has served the city of Ouray as a venue for art and culture, as well as a distinct addition to the Ouray Historic District.
After functioning in this role for over 100 years, the building stood empty until 2007 when a group of voluteers formed the "Friends of the wright Opera House", and began the process of revitalizing the building to its former glory, bringing talented performers and events to Ouray once again.
James McMurtry is one of the eras most acclaimed singer/songwriters, and it is with great excitement that the Friend of The Wright Opera House welcome this talented musician to share his music. The Box Canyon Lodge, in support of The Wright Opera House, is offering two tickets to this concert and a one night stay for $99.00 plus tax. Tickets to the show itself will be available at discounted rates as well.
Every song tells a story and Americana Music Award winning James McMurtry has over 19 years of stellar songs full of the heart and soul of a true story teller.
Since the debut of his first album 'Too Long in the Wasteland' in 1987, this Texas native has realeased several critically acclaimed albums. In 2011, "We Can't Make It Here", was cited among 'The Nation's' "Best Protest Songs Ever." Bob Lefsetz writes, "'We Can't Make It Here' has stood the test of time because of its unmitigated truth."
Much of his music is reminiscent of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff, early influences in his life, with a touch of folk and a taste of rock, manifest in his stark guitar riffs. Genuine and passionate lyrics combined with the keen talent of his band members Ronnie Johnson, Darren Hess and Tim Holt, his show at the Wright Opera House is sure to be one to remember.
Show starts at 7:30pm, March 23 at the Wright Opera House in Ouray.
Ticket price: $25.00 per person
Contact: Rennie Ross
Email: savetthewright @ouraynet .com
Phone: 325 4399