Many years ago, I saw John Denver perform an amazing concert in Fort Wayne, Indiana. That night of music with the folksy troubadour was everything I’d hoped it would be.
John Denver, through his music and life, was passionate about the natural environment and so vividly described his love for it. He adored the mountains, the wilderness and the natural world and communicated it perfectly in his songs and the way he lived his life.
John left this life about 18 years ago, but his music continues to be rediscovered and enjoyed by new generations of music lovers. Paul Aleman and Renee Armand presented their highly acclaimed show, Rocky Mountain High, The Music of John Denver, at Act II Stages last season to excellent reviews! This John Denver tribute show returns to The Red Room for 5 shows in November and a few additional performances in March. Shows are scheduled for Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 pm, Monday the 16th at 9:30 pm, Wednesday the18th at 7:30 pm, Friday the 20th at 9:30pm and Sunday the 22nd at 9:30 pm.
In their show, Rocky Mountain High, Paul and Renee present the music of John Denver along with the background stories from Renee, a John Denver band member for 6 years. They do not imitate John Denver, but instead, interpret his music. After years of making records with the top musicians of her time, Renee enjoys working with seasoned, professional musicians, like Paul Aleman, who contribute a high level of musicianship and success to the show.
Renee’s years with John Denver were only about 6 out of her 50 year career, yet she still considers those years an important part of her diverse musical foundation, that spanned from a Chinatown bar to Madison Square Garden. As a musician, Renee was discovered by Tony Bennett and mentored by Carmen Mcrae.
As a singer/songwriter, Renee Aleman wrote and recorded with many well-known artists, like Michael Jackson, Mama Cass, Linda Rondstadt and John Denver. She participated on the DVDs, Thank God I’m A Country Boy and on Rocky Mountain High. As a Los Angeles studio singer for 10 years, she recorded movie themes and records and is known for singing her Academy Award winning song, “The Morning After” from the movie, The Poseidon Adventure. She wrote “One Day In Your Life” that was recorded by Michael Jackson and “I Dream of Highways” with Hoyt Axton. She also toured and performed with The Coyote Sisters and still continues to perform all over the world.
Renee and Paul love coming back to Puerto Vallarta, because they acknowledge that it’s a place with great audiences who appreciate artists and their shows. Renee always enjoys her time here in PV. She will be available for private vocal and performance coaching and will also offer a Master Class in songwriting.
Although their show, Rocky Mountain High, is just 5 performances in November, Renee will be staying to present her classes and perform a show with Alain Perrault on December 7th at The Palm Cabaret.
Paul and Renee open, Rocky Mountain High, at The Red Room this Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 pm. They’ll recreate the magic of John Denver’s music as their voices blend together in beautiful harmony. With Paul on guitar, they’ll deliver a performance that will sweep you away with the honesty, beauty and simplicity of the music. Rocky Mountain High communicates the songs of John Denver authentically, by world-class musicians. With the remarkable voices of Paul and Renee, rediscover the inspiring music of John Denver in Rocky Mountain High, The Music of John Denver.
The Red Room Cabaret at ACT II Stages is located on the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. Tickets are now on sale at the STAGES box office or online at http://vallartatickets.com/events/event/rocky-mountain-high/