Friday, August 7, 2020
Two Seatings: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Courtyard at 610
610 Clinton Street Ridgway, CO
$5 per person – arranged at tables
Cash Bar and Appetizers Available
Raised in Ridgway, talented musician Rosalee Walsh will perform at The Courtyard at 610 behind the Sherbino Theater/610 Arts Collective on Friday, August 7. This is co-sponsored with the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild. She will feature mainly folk/bluegrass pieces, however don’t be surprised if she also plays a classical piece or two. Rosalee is a rising Junior, engaged in intensive studies towards a Bachelor of Music-Violin Performance degree at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a gifted classical violinist, however is versatile and proficient in various genres playing the fiddle, guitar, ukulele and mandolin. In addition, her delightful voice compliments many of her bluegrass/folk arrangements.
Bluegrass music was a large part of growing up for Rosalee as it was present in her home and also attending bluegrass music festivals. Rosalee notes, “It was such a large part of my upbringing that I learned to love it and I think that is what made me want to learn the genre. I think traditional styles have their own difficulties and nuances but they are certainly more relaxed with room for interpretation since they were developed as a rural tradition. That’s what makes the genre exciting though, because it’s always changing and evolving. I also love that traditionally the music is meant for recreation. Either as a pastime for when you’re home from work or for square dancing. Folk music is just that, it’s made and meant for the people”.
Rosalee has been encouraged for many years by OCPAG with scholarships and featured as a performer, recognizing her incredible talent and as a rising artist to watch. Rosalee was most recently awarded by OCPAG the first Sue Hillhouse Performing Arts Scholarship.