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John Magnie - Dec 3rd, 2005

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John Magnie

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 

Highlands House Concerts hosted singer-songwriter, John Magnie, who has graced the performances and recordings with Shawn Colvin, Anders Osborne, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo', Amy Grant and Sam Bush to name just a few.  John is best known for his great songs and trademark accordion performances with the Subdudes - the band he started back in 1987, which has recently regrouped and is touring to sell-out crowds across the country.

Since the late 90's, John has also released a solo CD and three CD's as the 3 Twins, which includes Subdudes members Tim Cook and Steve Amedee.  These recordings show his mastery of mixing musical genres on piano, soulful vocals with engaging lyrics, and some of the most memorable vocal melodies, harmonies and grooving band tracks.

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This was a magical evening of music that I believe each and every guest will never forget!!!  John performed songs on piano from his extensive catalog and including unreleased material, and a song from the upcoming new Subdudes CD.  


A List of Thanks You's:

To all of my wonderful guests for reserving early, inviting friends, attending the show and bringing treats! It was a pleasure to meet all of you and have you in my home


To Kerry for showing up early and helping out


To Kathe for driving all the way back to Ft Collins to pickup John's CDs


A special thanks to Pat and Meryn for helping clean up, setup, and breakdown


To the Judy, Mollie, Marcy, Rich and Erica for the spontaneous jams with John!

Check out the review of the show in the North Denver Tribune


A Few Photos from the Show

More photos coming from the many guests - keep checking back!!!


A John Magnie shrine...  After the show, I had John sign my accordion.


Highlands House Concert Series host, Dwight Mark, joined John Magnie for a few songs playing guitar and mandolin.

John was joined by concert guests and local musicians including Judy Kirkham, Mollie O'Brien, Erica Brown and Marcy Baruch on a screamin' version of Ray Charles' "I Believe"


Special guest Rich Moore sat in for a couple spontaneous jams.  Rich will be our featured performer on January 28th, 2006 along with The Winstons.

Photos Below from Highlands House Concerts Guest Samuel Bissell

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The following excerpt was taken from Erica Brown's "Erica's Edge" Web page at www.ericabrownband.com

December 3rd, I got a call from Mr. John Magnie (he of the Subdudes and 3 Twins fame!) inviting me to a small solo show he was performing that night, for a super-cool organization called Highlands House Concert Series. I’ve heard of the “House Concert” concept, but never attended one, so this was a great opportunity to “go see”. I now know that there are many House Concerts going on in our fair state, so much so, that there is a website of the locations www.denverhouseconcerts.com and www.coloradohouseconcerts.com and they feature world-class musicians in a comfortable, “close-up” setting for both artist and patron.

The concert I attended was put on by Mr. Dwight Mark, www.dwightmark.com who has been pursuing this love of his for quite some time now. It was billed as a solo show, but before the evening was over, John performed duets with Dwight, duets with Mr. Rich Moore, and an improv jam of a great Ray Charles tune with myself, international songstress Mollie O’Brien, singer/songwriter and local fave Ms. Marcy Baruch, and another guest attending the show (there are great pix of our time together on the Denver House Concerts site- Go see!!) John is one of those rare musicians who will not hesitate to share the stage with anyone he thinks will add to the positive vibe and fun of a show, so by the end of the evening, there had been an amazing amount of musical exploration! The beauty of this type of show is that there are only a small number of tickets sold for each show, so the “intimate feel” is not lost. I encourage all of you, at some time or other in this coming year, to attend a House Concert and experience it for yourself. The next Highlands series will feature Rich Moore and folk phenoms The Winstons. Need I say more??? Do it now, and you’ll thank yourself later!!!              Erica Brown

More Guest Reviews

The John Magnie house concert was a very fun and different way to spend an evening.  It was a nice alternative to seeing a concert in a smoky venue.  The atmosphere was very comfortable and friendly, which I’m sure helps the performer relax, even a veteran musician like John.  I know I’ll be back for more of Dwight’s house concerts and I would highly recommend them to anyone else as well!  Thank you to Dwight and John for a great night!


Saturday night was fantastic.  That was truly one of the most memorable concerts I have been to.  Thanks again for hosting.


Check out the review of the show in the North Denver Tribune