'Rocky Mountain High' is salute to John Denver

Staff reports

For those who lived the ’70s, the music of John Denver was ubiquitous. Despite Denver’s 1997 death in an aviation accident, his legacy as a musician and humanitarian lingers in memory and on stages wherever a guitar is played.

John Denver was one of the most successful acoustic artists on the 1970s.

Asheville’s Tom Donnelly has created a popular show around the Denver catalog which he’ll bring to the stage of the White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 22. Celtic guitar wizard and multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock, plus a stellar cast of musical friends, will also be on hand to celebrate Denver and bring his music to life.

The salute includes arrangements of timeless John Denver favorites, sure to inspire audience singing, along with deeper treasures from the balladeer’s huge body of work.

Back home again

What: Salute to John Denver

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 22

Where: White Horse Black Mountain

Cost: $15 advance, $18 door