Listen to My Heart
Sunday, June 9, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9, 10:00 a.m.
As a three-piece band consisting of violin, vocals and piano, Holy Smoke displays a dynamic, special sound. Together Guy Tittes, Sarah Morris and Jon Wirtz show tremendous versatility drawing from their various influences of blues, country, jazz, bluegrass and soul music. It's not uncommon to hear them play the works of Bob Marley, Trevor Hall, and Wilco, followed by a traditional spiritual song. What sets this trio apart—aside from the extraordinary chops of each individual musician—is their uncanny ability to interpret the music in a way you've never quite heard before. It's no wonder vocalist Sarah Morris has been invited regularly to Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Grass Competition and the Four Corners Bluegrass Festival. Having shared the stage with acoustic legends including Tim O’Brien, Doc Watson, and Martin Gilmore among many others, this two-time Colorado Western Slope vocal champion has a sweet yet soulful sound that rivals that of Allison Krause and Emmylou Harris. Guy Tittes, a professional violinist with over 40 years experience, provides melodic support that can move a crowd to dance or bring them to tears of joy. He has recorded with members of Steppenwolf, Chicago, and even Earth, Wind and Fire, and always adds his own unique flavor to any arrangement. olding it down on keys is pianist Jon Wirtz, whose own career has led him from festival stages across the U.S. all the way to "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Ellen," "CBS Early Morning" and "Lopez Tonight." Drawing upon a vast background of influences, Wirtz has shared the stage with artists including Melissa Etheridge, Charlie Sexton, and Justin Timberlake, to name a few. Simply put, Holy Smoke will inspire, invigorate, and move you. This trio is truly something special to hear.
Tuesday, June 11, 9:00am
Singer/pianist/songwriter Michael Gott is a performer you won't soon forget. From his background in such disparate musical disciplines as gospel, pop, opera, musical theater, classical piano and jazz, he has developed his own unique and exciting performance style. He has been compared to many of the greats, but Michael is truly an original.
Currently, Michael makes his home in Texas and is a part of the ministerial team at Unity of Houston. He travels throughout North America and Europe, singing and speaking at conferences and spiritual centers. In recent years, he has shared the stage with such internationally known personalities as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and others.