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.
The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historial Society will host its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 at the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. There will be music, refreshments and a guest speaker, Robert Sibernagel. He is well known in the area as he writes regional history columns for The Daily Sentinel. He was formerly the editorial page editor for that paper for 19 years.