The Paradise Theatre, Paonia CO
The Iguanas and Myshkin
Paradise Theatre
Paonia, CO
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The Iguanas and Myshkin
The Paradise Theatre and The Blue Sage Center for the Arts present an evening of live music, two bands, two venues.  Start the night off at the Blue Sage with the music of Myshkin (of the Ruby Warblers) and end the night with The Iguanas!The Iguanas Tix $17 advance / $22 day of show (9:00)

Myshkin Tix $7 / $10 day of show (7:00)

Admission to both bands $20 advance / $25 day of show (BAND TOGETHER!)
Myshkin has released 5 critically acclaimed records, been honored with several music industry awards and toured internationally with dozens of artists, including The Be Good Tanyas and Split Lip Rayfield.  Myshkin has stories to tell and the means to tell them. She writes with a dark and subtle wit, raw honesty, and a painters eye. Her compositions bear the mark of an artist who finds inspiration all over the map and incorporates far flung musical ideas with a passionate ease. Who always has an ear out for beauty but pays little attention to trends. The result is an uncommonly timeless modern music.

Myshkin's Ruby Warblers is an ever-evolving crew of genius gamblers whose fort?ranges from tango to electronica, old time to modern classical to jazz, and each leave an imprint of their unique talents on the music. Myshkin plays an 80 year old martin tenor guitar, a vintage gibson six string, and a jumbo lowden acoustic. Her voice is her finest instrument though, and she wields it like a fortune teller, an acrobat, a hunter, a gift.  Take a listen at

Then, saunter over to the Paradise Theatre at 9 pm for the funky, world-beat groove of The Iguanas.  Hailing from New Orleans, where Latin and Caribbean music have a long and glorious history of interaction with R & B, blues and jazz, The Iguanas was formed in 1989 by guitarist/accordionist Rod Hodges and Joe Cabral, who alternates between saxophone and a traditional Mexican stringed instrument known as the bajo sexto.  The two also share lead vocal duties.  Within a few years, the current lineup was assembled (bassist Rene Coman, and drummer Doug Garrison) and the band emerged as one of the most popular bands in one of the worlds most musical cities.

The pan-cultural rhythms of New Orleans musical heritage still course through the heart of The Iguanas and their music.  Latin shuffles, gritty funk, dark cinematic jazz and Basin Street horns all join hands to create world music in the true sense of the term.  New Orleans is the singularity of the universe that is American Music and The Iguanas are some of its most skilled ambassadors.  Their newest album, If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times is the 2008 winner of Offbeat Magazines Best Roots Rock Album and was picked by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as one of the ten best CDs of 2008.  

Dont miss this rare opportunity to see The Iguanas in the historic, and intimate Paradise Theatre in Paonia, Colorado and enjoy the stunning music of Myshkin at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Friday, July 17th.  For more information or for tickets, contact the theater at 970-527-6610 or The Blue Sage at 970-527-7243 or check the websites at or



Paradise Theatre
215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No