Lacey Black & Red Rhapsody
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Lacey Black & Red Rhapsody

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Radio Quote"

"Lacey Black has a unique fusion of jazz, blues, and pop which never stops connecting with her audience on an emotional level." --Scott Matthews, KPTE-FM/KDGO-AM Operations Manager/Program Director - Unpublished

"Concert Hall Review"

"Lacey Black's commitment to her music is rare in this day of, I want it all now. Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody are a pleasure to work with, very professional. She truly is working on the details of her career and leaving no stone unturned. A rising talent, competent and focused." --Gary Penington, Manager Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College - Unpublished

"KDUR Review"

"Lacey Black's music is simply put, piano driven pop music at its finest. It also encompasses hints of the country's finest musical genres, jazz and blues. She's a confident bandleader and frontwoman; Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody are top notch true Durango musicians." --Bryant Liggett, Program Director KDUR Radio - Unpublished

"Radio Program Manager Quote"

"It has been a joy to have Lacey Black and the band involved with KDUR, Fort Lewis College community radio. Not only have they taken part in KDUR fundraisers and promotional events, but they also come up to the studio to play live for our listeners. Each performance of Lacey's brings new innovations, classic blues and jazz rhythms, and fine original lyrics to the KDUR family". --David Smith, Development Director KDUR Radio - Unpublished


"Listen to every word; Lacey is uplifting and original!" Scott Shaeffer, producer/director South of Funny - Unpublished


The band's sophomore album was released on February 23rd, 2007. The single track, Don't Let Me, is getting airplay on 99.7 The Point and 103.1 KIQX in Durango. The country single, Words Get in the Way, is receiving airplay on 100.5 KRSJ and 93.3 KDUR.

Patient Enough was released in October 2005 and is receiving airplay on 99.7 KPTE The Point, 103.1 KIQX, 92.9 KSJC Silverton Community Radio, 93.1 KDUR Durango Community Radio, 90.1 KSUT Four Corners Community Radio.



Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody are young, but do not lack experience. Bring together four classically-trained musicians who have been playing their instruments since childhood, and pair that with undeniable creativity, and you have one unforgettable musical experience. As band founder and lyricist, Lacey Black has been playing piano since she was big enough to reach the keys. She has played piano professionally since the age of sixteen and has developed a diverse repertoire. As a songwriter, she tells stories that relate to every human experience and sings them in a way that hits home with everyone. “Her music is real and you feel the weight of her experience in every note,” (Scott Shaeffer, Arts Director, South of Funny). Inspired by artists like Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, and Kris Kristofferson, Lacey blends piano-pop with folk-inspired songwriting to create a new experience for the listener. Lacey graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO with degrees in music education and music performance on French Horn. Guitarist James Macklin has eighteen years of acoustic guitar inspiration to draw from as he crafts his signature finger-picked fills that set this group apart from other acoustic bands. He draws inspiration from acoustic bands such as Peter, Paul, and Mary, as well as well-established guitarists like Tommy Emanuel. He is a senior at Fort Lewis College studying music education and performance on classical guitar. Evan Suiter is the newest addition to the band, and brings with him a history of professional performance experience that spans over a decade. His sheer technical ability on bass is reminiscent of the styles of Victor Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Fleck Tones, but his simple bass lines provide rhythmic stability for the group. He is a junior music education student at Fort Lewis College. Percussionist Mike Pratt is a performer of so much more than drums. Marimbas, vibraphones, congas, and other percussion instruments can be heard throughout the music. Although the band performs mainly with a traditional drum set, his sensitivity and musical intuition allow the lyrics and melodic lines to shine. Mike is a senior percussion performance student at Fort Lewis College. The band formed in June of 2005 and released their first CD, Patient Enough, in October of 2005. They are currently working on their new CD, Unsent Letter, to be released in Spring 2007.