Forty-something years ago, I had every John Denver album and more or less knew the words and music to each of his songs. When I heard that John was going to perform near my college, I knew I couldn’t miss that concert. That night of music with the folksy troubadour was everything I’d hoped it would be. After all, John and I loved many of the same things.
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He loved the mountains, the wilderness and the natural environment and communicated it perfectly in his songs and the way he lived his life. Through his music, he was the most amazing advocate for the natural environment and all its wonder.
John Denver has been gone for over 20 years, but his music lives on and continues to be rediscovered and appreciated by new generations of music lovers. With songs like, “Take Me Home Country Roads,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” and “Annie’s Song,” this music has stood the test of time.
Paul Aleman has brought the music of John Denver to thousands of appreciative fans across the United States and Mexico. Paul will once again lead Puerto Vallarta audiences on an endearing trip down memory lane with the songs and stories of John Denver.
For five seasons, Paul Aleman and Renee Armand (a former John Denver band member) performed their shows “Rocky Mountain High,” “Laurel Canyon,” and “Timeless” to Vallarta audiences. This March, Paul returns with his solo show featuring all the hits of John Denver.
Paul Aleman is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has performed professionally since childhood. In college, he studied Musical Theater and had his first musical produced in 1989. In 1997, he wrote the music and lyrics for “Freedom’s Run,” a fully-staged musical and 1997 Pulitzer Prize candidate. His musical, “Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One,” was recorded by a full orchestra in Los Angeles, with several Tony-award winning actors (Alice Ripley, Debbie Gravitte, and Michael Maguire) leading the cast! He has been praised as one of the best guitarists and singers that Vallarta has been privileged to host!
Paul, on guitar, delivers a performance that will sweep you away with the beauty and simplicity of the music. To have John Denver’s music communicated so authentically is thrilling. Paul has mastered the guitar and vocal style of this music legend. With Paul ’s remarkable voice and superb accompaniment, rediscover the inspiring music of John Denver.
Annie Denver remarked after seeing Paul’s performance, “I’ve heard many people interpret John’s music. Yours was the best…so magical, soaring, tender and inspiring. I know John was smiling…a most wonderful, beyond beautiful evening… and in Mexico! Remarkable!…Annie Denver (November 2015).
Join Paul for his John Denver tribute shows on March 23 & 25 at 7 pm at Incanto Vallarta (www.incantovallarta.com). For North Shore residents and visitors, Paul will be performing a dinner show at Luna Lounge Bucerias at 6:30 pm on March 28th (www.lunaloungebucerias.com) and at 7 pm on March 30th at The Tree House Bar in La Cruz ( call 01 322 182 4026 or email: [email protected]).
Rediscover the music of John Denver, performed by a truly great artist!