- Six Dollar String Band/Cannondolls ~ Saturday May 5, 7pm
May 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Sunflower Theatre
SIX DOLLAR STRING BAND
Saturday May 5
Tickets are $12 online / $15 at the door
Show starts at 7pm
Doors open at 6:15pm
Join us for a night of Americana, Country, and Southwest Colorado Old Time Music when local favorites Six Dollar String Band and The Cannondolls grace the Sunflower stage. Both based in Durango, Six Dollar and Cannondolls have been rocking around the Four Corners region and we are so happy to finally have them here.
With a shared passion for beautiful melodies and deeply honest lyrics, Caitlin Cannon and Kate Willyard formed The Cannondolls, an Americana music project bridging a quirky yet emotionally-rich songwriting style with modern influences of Jason Isbell and Shovels and Rope, as well as the ghosts of heroes like Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie and Patsy Cline, all inspiring them to tell the truth and leave no word wasted.
Known for intricate harmonies akin to those of First Aid Kit, their eclectic sound draws in audiences and spits out fans. The duo added fiddle player Alissa Wolf in 2015 and often features guest musicians for special shows/venues. The not-to-be-missed live performances might treat fans to impromptu giveaways of handmade jewelry crafted from spent bullet casings, a batch of freshly baked cookies, or a knitted cozy for your coffee cup, offering glimpses into the quirky vulnerability and humor inherent in the band’s optimistic and refreshing musical process.
Six Dollar String Band captures the exuberant, communal, and unifying spirit inherent in Old Time music. In Durango they are widely regarded for their tight, driving, and passionate sound.
Tony Holmquist :: fiddle
Stephen Sellers :: bass
Brendan Shafer :: banjo, guitar
Six Dollar is more than just a band that has learned songs written while Woodrow Wilson was in office. Members are experts on the style in a musical and historical sense, with the ability to tie the genre into more modern things. — Bryant Ligget /The Durango Herald, January 1, 2015