Cotton Picker (From Cody Qualls on Facebook)

We have new music up on our website. Our loyal board member Mark King did this for years, as well as running the Annual Song Contest, but other pursuits called. We want to thank him so much for his dedication and hard work for 12 years with COMBO. Fortunately for us, drummer and new board member Lee Bagby has stepped up to take this service over! And many thanks are due to our webmaster David Barber (http://www.PossibilityPromotion.com) for jumping in and taking over in the transition period. COMBO is an all-volunteer group and we truly appreciate all of the people over the years who have offered their services. If you have a talent and would like to help out as well, send us an e-mail to info@coloradomusic.org!

We want to thank all the nationally known and local musicians who have risen to the occasion to raise money for various causes in this pandemic. As usual, leave it to the music community to donate their time, trouble, effort and talent to help others in need out – even though they may need the help themselves just as badly.
COMBO is about the “Business” of Music. Our mission is to teach musicians about the ins & outs of the music industry. We offer guidance and advice to help musicians advance their careers! Our articles represent some phase of music business that could effect musicians – all musicians – everywhere. Our motto: Elevate Your Musical State!
Be sure to check out Alex Teitz’s Lead Sheet on his website, http://www.femmusic.com
Articles on Financial Help for Musicians & Artists
● Songwriters, Self-Employed Music Workers Eligible for Relief in Federal Stimulus Bill
● MusiCares Announces $2m Musicians Relief Fund
● Gig Workers Should Get Access To Colorado Unemployment
● The Bohemian Foundation Offers NoCO Music Relief Fund
Live Nation is streaming concerts! Go to http://www.livenation.com to sign up & watch!
Talent Needed:
● Girls Rock Denver Summer Camp July 6-11 http://www.girlsrockdenver.org
● 2020 Telluride Blues Challenge Entries Now Open! [See “Talent Needed” category] .
Check out COMBO’s Calendar for Upcoming Events:
Join us Every Thursday for Digital Balanced Breakfast! See “Events”
Events – May 2020
Fr-Su, 15th – 18th – Kate Stone & Shelly Present Grounded at Home on ZOOM (see below)
Sa, 16th – Five Points Jazz Festival – GOING virtual!
Mo, 18th – COMBO Meeting: Musicians Mental Wellness – on ZOOM!!
Sa, 23rd – Denver Day of Rock – Benefiting Amp the Cause – See https://denverdayofrock.com/
Artists – May 2020
Sa, 9th – JJ Fraser’s House Concert! 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. http://facebook.com/jjfraseriii
COMBO Member Cary Morin Announces Livestream dates:
Mondays at 8:00 pm MST – https://www.instagram.com/cary_morin/ @cary_morin
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm MST – https://www.facebook.com/CaryMorinBlues/
Saturdays at 8:00 pm MST – https://www.facebook.com/CaryMorinBlues/
All at https://www.youtube.com/user/carymorin
Events – June 2020
2020 Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled. See you next year!
Sa, 20th – Juneteenth Music Festival – Five Points, Denver (tentative)
Events – July 2020
25th – Denver’s Underground Music Showcase/Something! – http://www.ums.com
Gone ZOOMING! See Events Category!
Events – August 2020
Su, 2nd – Vintage Voltage Expo / Colorado Guitar Show – Denver Merchandise Mart (more later)
27th – 30th – Tarab Retreat – Colorado Springs – http://www.megyork.com
Events – September 2020
Sa, Su – 4th & 5th – FoCoMX 12 (postponed date from May) – See “Events” for details
BELL RINGERS: Previous article ringing a bell? Look for it on COMBO’s Website!
● Warning Signs of Suicide 1-800-273-TALK
● How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During a Pandemic
● COMBO’s YouTube Channel Features Videos From Our Meetings and Friends

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