Three longtime staples of the music scene are catching a second wind. Sean Anglum, Cindy Wheeler Greene and Lewis Mock have played musical chairs in the Pikes Peak region for decades but never have all been in a band together. Until now. Anglum Mock & Greene, an acoustic Americana trio, is all shined up and ready to entertain.
“We have many friends in the business, and at this certain age, they’re getting out of the business,” Anglum said. “They’re retiring or bands are falling apart, and we’re just getting going. We’re just now out there with a new CD and introducing songs, and we couldn’t be happier and full of energy to do it.”
The trio’s musical history is extensive. Anglum’s been playing for decades and writing songs recorded by a variety of country, folk and rock musicians. His song “Café Light” was optioned for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in the 80's, though it never made it to the stage. Mock was The Broadmoor’s house guitarist for 26 years and has performed with big names, including Melissa Manchester, Debby Boone, and Suzy Bogguss. He’s also played in TV commercials and on movie soundtracks, and his licks have been published in Guitar Player magazine.
In the 70's, Greene was a member of the popular local band Fall River Road. She moved to Muscle Shoals, Ala., in the 8'0s and wound up singing backup for country star Tammy Wynette before landing in Nashville. She worked for a number of publishing companies and had her songs recorded by artists, including her 1994 song “Now I Know,” which hit No. 4 when country singer Lari White picked it up.
The three joined forces early last year simply to write and maybe play some songs, but once they started to sing three-part harmonies together, they realized something bigger was brewing. They wound up playing a show at Stargazers after the featured band had to cancel and, on the fumes of that success, began to book house concerts and other shows, all while continuing to pour out the songs. Greene, who had moved back to town after living in Nashville for three decades, suggested they record a professional demo in her former city. It was a success.
“We said that sounds like a record,” Anglum said. “We’re thrilled.” What they have so far is a happy accident, but more than anything, they want to get their songs into the hands of publishers and established artists. “We want the songs to have some life to them beyond us,” Anglum said.
One might think songwriting with three people at the helm might get messy, but Anglum attributes their easy rapport to their different styles and voices.
“We’re not bumping up against each other,” he said. “We all have separate singing voices when we’re singing lead solo, but when we’re together, we’re all good enough that we know how to sing three-part harmony. It just blends.” - Jennifer Mulson - The Gazette, May 29, 2019
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on – and off – stage. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Carey’s wry and often self-mocking humor makes audiences feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend.
Carey has been singing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the US, Canada and Europe since 1999, performing alongside Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, and Shawn Mullins. She’s also been a featured artist on NPR’s Mountain Stage.
Her latest offering, ‘Til The Morning, a joint effort with award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Sample, was funded entirely by their loyal and steadily growing legion of fans, as were Carey’s previous three records. Produced by Scott Wiley, the duo’s CD features appearances by cellist and vocalist Mai Bloomfield (Jason Mraz, Raining Jane), violist Aaron Ashton (Peter Cetera, Smokey Robinson) and Sam Cardon (Composer, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Olympic Winter Games).
Join Edie at the Western Jubilee Theater Warehouse where she will be joined by keyboardist John Standish.
There will be a food truck onsite starting at 6:30 p.m.