WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
Sopris was a coal town in the Purgatory River Valley in southern Colorado. The story of the west brought booms and busts and Sopris was no exception. The town was flooded and a dam took its place. Though the folks were forced to leave their homes behind, they never lost the spirit of the coal town. They reunite and celebrate every couple years, coming from all corners, just like they did when the town was incorporated. Coal Town Reunion was formed in this spirit.
CTR is influenced by the road that brought them here, from the songs of the mountains and the lakes, to the grit of the south and the west. Coal Town Reunion is Chris Spurlock on mandolin, Jeff Montoya on bass, John-Paul Maxfield on guitar, and Sami Steidl on fiddle.
Shine up your shoes. There’s a Coal Town Reunion.