TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL WITH JEN MIZE and MARK SHOLTEZ
Join award-winning recording artists Mark Sholtez and Jen Mize, along with their all-star band at The Spotted Mallard, as they pay tribute to the great cowboy crooners, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and Dale Evans.
From the playful to-and-fro of “Lights of Old Santa Fe”, to the unapologetically heartbreaking “Black Hills of Dakota”, Mize and Sholtez are genuinely charming, honest, and personal. Drawing from their rich and diverse musical backgrounds, they bring new life and new meaning to this timeless material.
Twilight on the Trail will lead you on a journey through the dusty canyons, in an evening of iconic cowboy songs from the golden era of American popular music.
Jen Mize grew up in a ranch house in the heart of the Mojave Desert with dreams of being a rodeo queen. A descendant of the Native American Lumbee people, for Jen the stories captured in these old cowboy songs often run parallel to her own story and her childhood experiences exploring the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains.
Sholtez however has a vastly different connection to this music. He came to know the old west through a Hollywood lens, and in the form of the singing cowboy. Ultimately, it was Sholtez’s ongoing fascination with these lonesome cowboy chronicles, underscored by a perfect Hollywood soundtrack that inspired the recording of Twilight on the Trail. The late-night call of the cowboy crooner was not all that different from the sounds emerging from the big city jazz clubs of the time, making it an ideal musical meeting place for this collaboration.
Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons (duo) 8:30-9:15
Twilight on the Trail 9:45-11pm
** Please note our kitchen is going to be closed for a short period, so there will be no food service at this show. We apologise for any inconvenience **