To add live music to your next event, contact the Manitou Strings via phone/text or through the email link above.
Based in Manitou Springs since 2017, the Manitou Strings is an eclectic acoustic band featuring Americana, old -school classics and genre-jumping covers (and some originals) that run the gamut of alt country, folk, and honky tonk plus some good ol’ roots Rock ‘n Roll. Powerful vocals, excellent harmonies and a general love of music round out this local favorite. The band is entertaining and has a lot of fun that they just can’t hide.
Joy Maples: Upright Bass, Vocals
Spencer Wren: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Katie Champlin: Fiddle, Vocals
Kelly Hagerman: Guitar, vocals
Tommy Kay, Banjo
and you might see frequent guests & former members (still sittin' in):
Deirdre McCarthy: Violin, Vocals
Josh Alford: Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
Steve McCauley: Dobro
Nate Patton: Mandolin, Vocals
Josh Carpenter, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Add The Manitou Strings to your next Colorado Springs private party, house concert, fundraiser, or bar gig. Contact us about your gig and we'll get right back to you. 719.744.2748
Sometimes it's just fun to play informally in a jam setting rather than a on-stage performance. Join us on Sunday afternoons, 3 to 6 p.m. for a very informal live music jam at Trails End Taproom, located in Colorado Springs. Lots of bluegrass tunes--but we do get a little wild and sometimes throw some Bob Dylan songs in, plus the usual Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, and John Prine standards. Come on down.