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A Western Evening with Carin Mari and Eli Barsi
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for A Western Evening with Carin Mari and Eli Barsi!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
Get yours before we sell out! Stop by the SteamPlant Box Office or BUY ONLINE HERE.
About Carin Mari
Inspired by the mountains of Colorado where she was born and raised, Carin Mari is a songwriter from the heart who is passionate about playing her own brand of music.
Country/Americana music quickly became Carin’s passion in the summer of 2001, when dear friend and mentor, Michael Martin Murphey, suggested that Carin learn “I Want to be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” Not a far stretch from her roots, this style of music fit her lifestyle perfectly since she was already an avid horseback rider with a love for the western way of life.
After sixteen years of continued dedication, Carin’s talents as a guitarist/singer/songwriter have won her numerous awards, including 2009 Entertainer and Songwriter of the year from the NACMA, Southwest Regional Winner for the Texaco Country Showdown, Female Vocalist/Female Entertainer of the year at South Plains College, and runner-up in the 2010 Texaco Country Showdown National Final.
For nine years, Carin and her two brothers performed coast-to-coast as Carin Mari & Pony Express, winning numerous awards and playing formidable venues. Together, they released five CDs that received worldwide airplay.
In January 2011, Carin’s dreams came true as she performed one of her original songs on stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, as a competitor in the Texaco Country Showdown.
For the last three years, Carin has dedicated her time to writing music and playing shows across the country. Two years in a row, Carin was thrilled to be a standing band member and to open the show on Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Tour. In 2015, Carin recorded her sixth album and first solo album, Miles Per Hour, in Nashville.
After falling in love with the city’s atmosphere and talented musicians, Carin returned to Nashville to record her brand-new album, Rambling Daughter, which she released early in 2017. Her fans are saying this is Carin’s best project yet! Carin feels this album was sixteen years in the making, a record of heartfelt stories about living life as a young woman in the mountains and on the road.
About Eli Barsi
A genuine farm girl who has independently taken her career to all parts of the world, Eli is still going strong after 31 years as a full-time professional singer, songwriter, musician, and yodeler.
Recent accolades include 2014 and 2015 Saskatchewan Roots Artist and Roots Album of the Year, as well the prestigious Wrangler Award for Best Composition for the title track of her latest album, Portrait of a Cowgirl. Eli is the only Canadian artist besides Ian Tyson to receive this honor. 2016 saw the release of two new projects and road shows and 2017 included a European tour.