Erik Stucky and David Starr Live in the Courtyard
Erik Stucky is an American singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN. Growing up in Western Colorado, Erik’s music holds an eclectic spread that ranges in influence from the Colorado roots of New Grass that he grew up listening to at festivals around the state, to upbeat big band pop productions.
Erik is on the brink of releasing his second solo album this summer of 2021. He has received raved reviews on the pre-release singles, from music industry icons like Crystal Gayle as well as been featured in prominent publications such as M Music Magazine.
David Starr possesses “a compelling voice, something truly special, both accessible and passionate” (Elmore), that has been honed releasing ten albums, touring internationally, and opening shows for esteemed artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Karla Bonoff, The Steel Wheels, Survivor, and more. His new project, Touchstones,will feature a new digital single release every month for one year. During a year where COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks, Starr took time to reflect on and experience anew the music that shaped his own. Touchstones follows Starr’s acclaimed February 2020 record, Beauty and Ruin. Produced and arranged by John Oates, the collection of songs was inspired by Of What Was, Nothing Is Left, a novel written by Starr’s grandfather in 1972. Starr’s prestige extends beyond the stage as well, having launched Starr’s Guitars in Little Rock in 1998, then relocating to Cedaredge in 2001. Today, the store is such an institution that Cedaredge proclaimed the musician’s birthday as David Starr Day in 2016. Starr was also instrumental in the 2018 opening of the Grand Mesa Arts Center, an intimate event space brought to fruition through strong community support.