WHO WE ARE
PICKIN' PRODUCTIONS was founded in 2000 by Rob Miller and friends in order to bring high quality live music to Western Colorado. Since that time we have produced numerous concerts at a number of venues around the state, including The Paradise Theatre (Paonia, CO), The Tabor Opera House (Leadville, CO), The Public House (Crested Butte, CO) to name a few.
Here's the timeline. Our first Colorado concert was with Yonder Mountain String Band in 2000. In 2008 Pickin' Productions started two free summer concert series in the beautiful Western Colorado towns of Paonia and Ridgway (Pickin' in the Park, Paonia and the Ridgway Concert Series). Then in 2012 we helped launch the Mountain Air Music Series in Ouray, CO. And in 2017 we started a brand new Free Summer Concert Series in Moab, Utah in conjunction with the Moab Folk Festival. We're now working with the folks at Delicious Orchards in Paonia and the Mad Dog Cafe in Crawford booking summer shows. And in 2018, we began a summer series at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville, CO. As well as started booking bands year round at the Pubic House in Crested Butte, CO. And here we are!
If you're a musician or band and would like to play in our area, email us. We don't accept CDs anymore. We prefer you to email us high quality live video, preferably shot within the last year, of your current touring band. And a streaming link to your latest recording, and your history in the area. If you're particularly interested in playing the summer concerts, please reach out to us in mid-October. Otherwise, year round, we're always interested in hearing bands we don't know, so please do reach out.
Supporting local organizations has always been a focus of Pickin' Productions, raising awareness within our community of some non-profit organizations that are doing good work. We've worked extensively with KVNF Public Radio, The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition/District, The Western Slope Environmental Resource Council (now the Conservation Center), The Paonia Public Library, Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans, The Paonia Elementary School, North Fork Montessori School, the North Fork River Improvement Association and others.
About Rob... Originally from New York, later living in California and New Mexico, Rob moved to Paonia, Colorado in 1999. He spends much of his time raising two amazing teenage girls. His main gig is being (the Western) Booking Agent for Quicksilver Productions, based in Washington DC, where his fearless business partner, Martha Dantzic, handles booking the East and a whole lot more. Rob was a founding member of the band Sweet Sunny South and has been an DJ on KVNF since 2001. He usually eats breakfast, mountain bikes and shoots darts, sometimes daily. He's spotted on stage occasionally with a guitar in hand.