Lizzy Plotkin & Sophia Chudacoff

Saturday, September 23rd from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Town Park

Colorado fiddler, singer and song-writer Lizzy Plotkin has synthesized a lifetime of music and experience into her self-produced debut solo album, We Will Sing. Lizzy’s soulful, expressive singing and graceful fiddling tie it all together, and a band of distinguished Colorado roots musicians bring the songs to life. Her lyrics mine her life experiences for insight and humility, with vivid impressions of the natural world as their backdrop. Driven by collaboration and mindful exploration, Lizzy Plotkin makes music that heals and inspires. Spiritual yet grounded, We Will Sing draws from the full spectrum of American roots music styles to create an organic and uplifting meditation on the human experience. After landing in Crested Butte, CO in 2016, Sophia received a grant to write songs for the Gunnison Valley community, it’s history, the legacy of miners, women and other inhabitants whose paths brought them to this remote high-elevation home. Interviewing old-timers and imagining the scenes of the 1800’s lead Sophia to compose a series of songs, which she needed Lizzy’s help to complete. The result was “Folk Songs of the Valley” – performed in Crested Butte for the community and recorded live in 2018.

This project launched the ladies on their journey to fuse the historic perspectives with their own stories as present-day valley-dwellers. The beauty of the landscape is the biggest inspiration for their music, with tunes that speak to the sage-brush hills, snowy peaks and the real, everyday mountain-town living. Letting harmony ring with body percussion, exuberant fiddling, and fingerpicking guitar, this music walks the line between tradition and unique composition.