Natalie Spears feat. The Singing Bone Medicine Show

  • June 8, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Paradise Theatre

    215 Grand Avenue
    Paonia, Colorado 81428
Ticket Price $25.00 Buy Tickets





DOORS: 6:30PM / SHOW: 7:00PM



Natalie Spears brings listeners in touch with the warmth of community, the quiet awe of wild places, and the intimate corners of humanity. Her forthcoming album, “The Hymn of Wild Things,” (out June 7) chronicles her experience of wonder, loss and metamorphosis. This is a collection of songs about the intimate corners of humanity, hers and ours alike. With a quiver of instruments (banjo, piano, guitar), she threads opposites together: love with loss; tradition with innovation; and the human experience with the more-than-human world. Spears has played the John Hartford Memorial Festival, Blackpot Festival, Palisade Roots Festival, Chautauqua Community House, Crested Butte Performing Arts Center and the Wheeler Opera House.



There once were two sisters, call them Mythic and Modern. Mythic sang the songs that found resonance in the blood, bone and souls of the “common” folk. Modern chose a prose that appealed to the elites self-serving notions of advancement and progress. One day, jealous of her sister’s love and popularity among the people, Modern killed Mythic, burying her bones high in the hills under a Juniper Tree. With Mythic gone, Modern remade much of the world in her image, fancying herself the New Queen. However, as Modern’s power grew the hearts of the people sank, and in time, they could take no more. It was then that some began digging into the dirt of the subconscious, of dreams, of the umbral hauntings found beneath the Juniper Tree. When they eventually unearthed the old bones of Mythic, those bones began to sing. Their songs revealed Modern’s betrayal and reawakened that deep and resonant hum within the people. The Singing Bone Medicine Show is blessed to work with such songs and bones.


The Singing Bone Medicine Show, as the name would suggest, both digs for and shares with others the living, yet often obscured, “song bones” that are the dreams of the earth given form in the myths, fables, legends and stories of the world’s variegated patchwork of human cultures. Our medium for this work is equally as olden and arcane as the stories themselves– puppetry, the theater of haunted rags where trickster speaks from behind a mask.

We offer ourselves and the song bones we carry to you. Dark or light, glimmering or umbral, we weave our varied performances to cater to both the old and the young. Festivals, schools and celebrations could find us a welcome guest (our shows at the crossroads, however, might be better off missed).  Give us space for our stage and a slice or two of time and you’ll presently find your bones singing too.







Natalie Spears Music



Date & Time

Sat, Jun 8, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

Paradise Theatre

215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, Colorado 81428 Paradise Theatre
The Paradise Theatre

The Paradise Theatre is an intimate non-profit theatre located in the heart of Downtown Paonia. Our mission is to build community through educational events, live music, film, and theater.  The historic entertainment venue was built in 1928 and formed into a non-profit in 2014.  From it's inception, the Paradise has been a gathering place for the community.  Our standing room capacity is 200 and our seated capacity is 119.  We offer organic popcorn and snacks, locally produced wines and liquors, hard cider, and a full bar with speciality cocktails.  The Paradise Theatre Board, Staff, and Volunteers value diversity and inclusion.  All are welcome here. 

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