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NEWS: Cedar City songwriter compilation, Cedar Breaks Out!, hits shelves after release party

Cedar Breaks Out!

Saturday saw the release of the latest project from the home of independent music in Cedar City, Groovacious Records. Cedar Breaks Out!, a 14-track compilation consisting of some of the town’s best singer-songwriters, made its debut last night at the record store, which was nearly bursting at the seams with attention.

The compilation features 14 artists from the Cedar City area, and 11 of those performed at Saturday evening’s celebrations. It serves as a refreshing reminder that not only are Open Mic nights at Groovacious packing a punch with their unique performances and evocative covers, but these musicians can provoke an emotional response with their own music.

The album sees a street release date of Tuesday, when it can be purchased for $9.99 at Groovacious Records. The album is being released on Groovacious Platters, the record label run by Groovacious Records owners Tim and Lisa Cretsinger.


Photos: Groovacious Open Mic Night, Feb. 10

Open Mic Night at Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah, has been a staying point of the southern Utah music scene for years. The event features some of the most talented — and most raw — talent in the area, and as a result, the performers usually draw a sizable crowd. Yesterday was no exception.

The vital details! Open Mic Night at Groovacious is:

  • … scheduled every Wednesday night at Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah.
  • … scheduled to start at 8 p.m., and it very rarely starts even a few minutes late.
  • … open to performers of all cuts and styles. Performers need to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to sign up, and there are limited slots — the earlier the better!
  • … about two hours long. Not every session lasts two hours, but it’s almost always out by 10 p.m.
  • … located at 173 North 100 West in Cedar City.
  • … at the site of the only independent record store in southern Utah. Groovacious features a wide selection of high-quality, new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDS and more.
  • … fun for all ages!

Concert Photos: Chris Laterzo and Buffalo Robe

Concert Video: Felina’s Arrow

Video of Felina’s Arrow performing at The Grind Coffee House, taken by Steven Swift, Cedar City musician. View his YouTube profile.

Concert Photos: Garage Voice, Noah and Abby Gundersen, and Tom Rorem

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Concert Photos: V-Tunes 2009

V-Tunes, a music festival in the small town of Big Water, Utah, featured performances from Steven Swift, Sean Hayes and other folk and blues musicians. Following are some photos from my Flickr photostream.

Concert Photos: Felina’s Arrow

Felina’s Arrow hailing from Portland, Oregon, performed at The Grind Coffee House in Cedar City, Utah on Tuesday, entertaining a small but enthusiastic crowd. The duo, composed of Poeina Suddarth and Felicia Figueroa, included a friend, Nirvana, on cello. (Thanks to the duo for Nirvana’s name!)

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Concert Photos: The Mother Hips

Some photos of The Mother Hips performing in Springdale, Utah, mere minutes from Utah’s Zion National Park.