Sweet Radish describe themselves as an acoustic folkgrass band from the San Luis Valley that play originals, traditionals and “radishionals.” A down to earth acoustic string band at heart, the influences on their music range from jazz to bluegrass, from folk to blues. Sweet Radish play for the next in the Alamosa Live Music Association’s (ALMA) Sundays at Six series of free admission concerts in Alamosa’s Cole Park, Sun., Aug. 12 at 6pm.
“The Sweet Radish Mission is give the community a reason and a place to get down.,” according to the band’s Facebook page. They are diverse group of musicians who have one common goal: to make some good music together and share it with those who want to listen. As part of their transition from a quartet to a trio, multi-instrumentalist Don Richmond will play with Sweet Radish at this show.
The Sundays at Six season climaxes with the leading edge three-part harmony folk-pop of nationally touring band Girlyman Aug. 19. ALMA also helps present music at the Alamosa Farmers’ Market. With a concoction of reggae and ska rhythms, punky energy, and jazz chops with witty, original lyrics, Atomic Pork plays Sat., Aug. 4. Mark Dudrow and Justin Dean, the High Desert Acoustic Duo, return to the market on Sat., Aug. 11, with cello and fiddle to play Irish and Americana ballads and more.
ALMA’s gracious members and business sponsors support the free summer “Sundays @ Six,” concerts and other ALMA events. More information about supporting ALMA and about upcoming concerts is available at http://www.almaonline.org.