Uncompahgre Valley Muses Festival
June 30, 2011
Skylark Concerts & Skylark Muses Project present the first Western Colorado Festival to Celebrate Women in Music from the Western Slope. Come see nine of the best female-fronted bands in Western Colorado. Great food, beer and wine garden, craft and artisan vendors, nonprofit awareness, all to benefit the Skylark Muses Project to provide educational scholarship to traditional and non-traditional female students and instrument acquisition for youth!
On the Horizon ...
June 30, 2011
Started my band Whyld Honey last summer, Jordan Carls on Piano/Sax and Arrangments and Josh Daniel King on Electric Guitar/BGVs. Added Rob Labig on smoking hot Drums and Levi Brown on Bass setting that sultry foundation.
Josh moved on this summer and we've added Ward Johnston on Electric & Acoustic Guitar. Levi's taking the summer to travel so we're looking for a new bass player.
I'm doing what we all do ... keeping my options open for new opportunities to experiment and let my vocal soar. August 6th, catch me singing in with Mike Gwinn & the North Fork Flyers at the Telluride Jazz Festival (a dream come true) August 19th, come listen to my good friend Ellen Stapenhorst perform her originals with me backing on piano and vocals.
The Band Thing
February 17, 2010
Current Band Members ...
Yvonne Meek - Vocals/Piano
Susan Walton - Vocals/Bass/Percussion/Guitar
Mark Renninger - Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Bill Ungerer - Electric Guitar
Since the release of my CD MOSAIC in August 2009, I've played with quite a few local musicians in my search for a band to both back me as a vocalist and play together as a team.
In November Susan Walton, formerly of her band Pearl Road, and I began playing together as a duo with Susan providing guitar/vocals/percussion. We soon became a trio adding Mark Renninger on acoustic guitar/vocals. Over the holidays Susan decided to learn to play bass and is now playing bass rather than guitar. Just last week Mark recommended a mutual friend Bill Ungerer to step in as an electric guitar player.
I'm still looking for a drummer or percussionist to add to the mix ... time will tell! And we just might need a name ... any suggestions?
August 10, 2009
It's finally out ... the long-awaited release of my first CD entitled ... MOSAIC ... featuring 10 originals songs and my version of the Henley/Souther/Campbell tune "Heart of the Matter"!
You can purchase online at www.CDBaby.com
or any digital outlet as well as locally at Walgreens, Around the Corner Art Gallery, and Vic's Music in Montrose or Art & Soul Gallery in Ridgway.
CD Release for August 2009
July 17, 2009
YES!! I will have CDs in hand for sale August 6th.
Official CD Release Week is August 19-21.
See me at:
Camp Robber, Wed 8/19, 6-8pm
Canyon Creek B&B, Thur 8/20, 6-10 with the Band
Remingtons, Fri 8/21, 5-8 with the Band
April 8, 2009
so here's the latest ... just finished day 3 of recording ... and the CD is going to be absolutely fantastic! we're recording at Studio A in Henderson, TN, with Engineer Gene Rabi and Producer Lorna Flowers. i'm also working with some outstanding musicians; Gene Rabi on keys, Bob Hatter on electric guiter, Scott Neubert on acoustic guitar, Ralph Friedrichsen on bass, and William Ellis on drums. i'm also working with a couple of stellar vocalists... Donny and Karyn ... but more on those two later! tomorrow we record strings and additional bgv's, then getting down to mixing ...
i think you're gonna be impressed!
Off to Nashville
March 20, 2009
As some of you know, I recorded three cuts in Nashville October 08 with Producer Lorna Flowers and Engineer Gene Rabi. I'll be heading out on the April 4 to record about seven more cuts. With that we should be finished recording. Hope to have a CD ready for release in early May ... keep listening!
August 14, 2008
Kevin Montgomery will be performing the first date of his current "50 Dates in 50 States" Tour on Tuesday, September 23, 8:00 pm in My Backyard. Visit his website or myspace for more info. www.kevinmontgomery.com
Cost is $20
Starry Night Gatherings
April 4, 2008
Starry Night Music has been working on a house conert series slated to begin May 3 ... these are private gatherings hosted in a residence or similar private space designed to provide an intimate concert setting for a local to national touring musician. guests are asked to donate $12-$15 per person with all proceeds benefiting the performing musician/group ... stay tuned as this should be a great series!
for additional info
April 4, 2008
i've been studying the travel industry in my 'spare time' for the last couple of years ... keep watching for the launch of a new business venture ... and keep me in mind when you're ready to book your vacation travel.
December 18, 2007
hey all ... lots of changes in the works!
i just completed a 2-year odyssey with The David Starr Band ... what an adventure and experience! it was great working with the guys and learning life lessons from them.
but now i think it's time for a little more me ... call me selfish ... whatever! i'm writing for the CD and working on a new band so stay tuned!
Stanford Jazz Workshop - Vocal Program
August 9, 2007
WOW ... just got home from the most amazing experience i've had in years! I've always been interested in singing/performing jazz and blues standards so i decided to indulge myself in a little education! I met some extremely talented educators/professional musicians ... Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose, Randy Porter, Fred Harris, to name a few ... and many very talented students. I'm hooked!
Durango Talent Show
May 26, 2007
fyi: saturdy, may 19th i competed in the Spotlight to Stardom held at the Community Concert Hall at Ft. Lewis College in Durango. i took second place in the adult division and was awarded $500 and four hours studio time! i played solo and performed an original ... fallen! had a fantastic time!
Starry Night Music
February 23, 2007
for years i've been battling this demon ... whether to pursue music as a full-time career or keep it as a hobby?! i've come to the conclusion that music and singing are the things that i do absolutely the best ... so here goes the full-time thing ... so help me out!
dec 06 i began writing "commercial music" ... creating jingles for local businesses ... you can hear the first fruit of my labor for the Montrose Pavilion on several Grand Junction and Montrose radio stations ... listen up!
let me help you sing/perform in a contemporary style based on the VoiceWorks method developed by Lisa Popeil ... give me a call!
February 23, 2007
Staying busy with the band ... we are in the midst of writing some new material and plan to record soon ... check out the music page for new songs clips!!!
June 13, 2006
Hey ... check out the bottom of the Music page for mp3 songs files i recently recorded ... these are demo quality but at least you can hear what i'm working on!
CD in the Works ...
June 1, 2006
FINALLY ... i've begun the process on my first CD ... i'll be recording a few of my originals and a few covers ... any requests?
Wanna Help? i'm also looking for financial support so i can create a quality product ... love to hear from you if you are interested!
Starr Band Updates
June 1, 2006
hey all ... just wanted to keep you updated ... looks like the summer will be busy for us ... be sure to check out the Calendar to find out where we are playing
Yvonne Meek and the David Starr Band
January 16, 2006
I love this band! I can empathically state that this band is absolutely the best band I've been involved with in 25+ years of performing. Not only are they a talented group of musicians, but they are fantastic people to work with. Keep checking back as we are working on keeping our schedule full for the coming year!
If you know of a venue you'd like to see us play, PLEASE, put in a good word with the Owner/Booking Manager AND let us know you have so we can follow up with a booking!