Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels perform in Minturn |

Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels perform in Minturn

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MINTURN — Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels opens the Little Beach Amphitheater stage for the fourth season with the growing Concerts in the Park series in Minturn tonight. The series continues on Thursday evenings through Aug. 29.

If the late night scene on Broadway Street in Nashville, Tenn. could talk, it would sing you a Casey James Prestwood tune. Drenched in the honest twang that made Gram Parsons a household name, the crooner’s carefree vocals and careful guitar work feel more like country than a worn-in pair of cowboy boots.

The show starts at 6 p.m., and there is an “After the Beach” party at Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ after the concert to benefit the Minturn Community Fund.

Prestwood may be a youngin’, but he’s an old dog when it comes to country. At the age of 14, Prestwood began playing professionally, shredding guitar and pedal steel across Alabama.

Now that he’s all grown up, he is supported by a talented band. Each member has an extensive background. The band includes pedal steel player John Macy. Macy has played with the likes of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Richie Furray, Los Lobos, and Ricky Scaggs.

Prestwood’s songwriting channels raw passion, heartbreak and humor — taking a cue from the greats such as Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard.

Presented by Alpine Bank, the shows are from 6 to 8 p.m. The concert is rain or shine. Cans of 3.2 beer are allowed, but there is no glass allowed in the park.

Upcoming shows include Grupo Dominazion, The Turntable Revue, New Orleans Suspects and Paper Bird.

For more information, call 970-306-6553 or visit

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