After a long time of making music, Jim Salestrom knows a thing or two about delivering that special, “Rocky Mountain High” through lyrics and six strings. Salestrom recorded vocals and banjo on John Denver’s Different Directions and sang with John in concert. He sang Rocky Mountain High at the Colorado State Capital when the song became the co-official state song of Colorado in 2007.
In 1979, Jim was asked to join Dolly Parton’s band as a singer and musician, playing acoustic, electric and high-string guitars as well as the banjo. Through the 1980’s Jim traveled around the world several times as part of Dolly’s band and appeared frequently on television including two HBO TV specials, The Tonight Show, the Academy Awards show, The Country Music Association Awards show and the Grand Old Opry.
Jim has performed on-stage, “sat in” or recorded with such diverse performers as Dolly Parton, John Denver, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Livingston Taylor, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Pure Prairie League, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Michael Johnson, Ronny Cox (harmonies with Wendy Waldman), Dave Loggins, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Amazing Rhythm Aces, and more. He is currently, a member of the Wild Jimbos.
He also sang the opening song for the movie “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” has made many national television and radio appearances, and regularly sings the national and Canadian anthems at major sports events for the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche.
As for Ken Miller, you have heard his music on over 90 national and international broadcast television shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, The Middle, Desperate Housewives, The Ellen Degeneres Show, to name a few, along with feature films and documentaries. Miller retired from the US Air Force at the US Air Force Academy as Chief Arranger in 1997. He is currently the Director of Music and Entertainment for the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.
Doors open at 6:30pm with showtime at 7:00pm and general admission seating. Tickets are $25 in advance for adults and $10 in advance youth under 18. Or, $30 for adults and $10 for youth under 18 at the door.
Featured NRO Alumni:
Alex Glaubitz, cello
Ben Fryxell, cello
Maria Park, violin
Edwardo Rios, viola
Julia Vicic, viola
Victor Beyens, violin