Martin and Starr open chapel's summer series

By Hank Lohmeyer

Martin and Starr open chapel's summer series | Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross,

Photo by Randy Sunderland David Starr, left, and Roy Martin opened the Chapel of the Cross 2016 concert series with a duo performance on June 2.

Roy Martin and David Starr opened the Chapel of the Cross 2016 concert season on June 2 with an hour-long performance of 14 songs.

The pair, who together have entertained local audiences for years, enlivened their concert with lots of good-natured banter and kidding around as they sang and played their amplified acoustic guitars, performing original songs and some popular covers.

They performed a number written by Martin, "Wild Country," that recalled the feelings and memories of growing up and camping in the Western landscapes with his father, a biologist.

A song written by Starr for a grandson, "You Will Come to Know" was also on the pair's concert play list. Starr dedicated two of the songs to his wife, Cindy, who was in the front row for the performance.

A song that has come to be identified with Martin, "Home Grown Tomatoes" written by Guy Clark, was also part of the performance in a sing-along format with the audience participating.

And they performed music by the Eagles, one of Starr's personal favorite bands.

The chapel concert series will continue with performances on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. through Aug. 28.