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Four area musicians entertain Breckenridge crowd at National Theatre’s Song Swap

Four area musicians entertain Breckenridge crowd at National Theatre’s Song Swap
January 16
13:05 2024

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

With Breckenridge’s National Theatre stage set for a casual atmosphere, four area musicians treated a near-capacity crowd to a concert featuring their original and/or favorite tunes on Saturday night, Jan. 13.

Jared McLane, left, listens while Kyle Fambro performs during the National Theatre’s Singer/Songwriter Song Swap on Jan. 13. Click here to see more photos. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

As part of its 2023-24 Performance Series, the National Theatre hosted its first Singer/Songwriter Song Swap. Breckenridge musician Kyle Fambro started the show off with “Long Haul,” a song he wrote for his wife.

The concept of a “song swap” is relatively new to Breckenridge, and Fambro explained the concept to the audience. A song swap is basically a group of musicians who get together and take turns playing songs. Often, they play songs they’ve written; at the Breckenridge show, the musicians also played some of their favorite songs, written by other people.

The concert included:

  • Kyle Fambro grew up in Breckenridge and serves as a board member of the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center and the Breckenridge Convention & Visitors Bureau, and as an official with the Stephens County Junior Livestock Show, as well as manager at Pate’s Hardware.
  • Jared McLane also grew up in Breckenridge and teaches science and coaches at Breckenridge High School.
  • Finis Smith lives and ranches in rural Stephens County, models for Cavenders and other clothing brands, and performs with his band around the state.
  • Ransom Rhodes grew up in Fort Worth and has been playing the guitar since he was 13 and put together his first band when he was a high school sophomore. He performs around the state while also running his building and concrete business.

The next concert in the Performance Series will be singer-songwriter Jarrod Morris from Decatur, who will perform on March 8. More details to come.

To see more pictures from the Singer/Songwriter Song Swap, click here for the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery.

Finis Smith, left, and Ransom Rhodes were two of the four musicians who took turns performing during the song swap. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Breckenridge’s National Theatre was crowded on Saturday night for the theater’s first singer/songwriter song swap. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: The Breckenridge National Theatre’s Singer/Songwriter Song Swap on Jan. 13 featured, from left, Jared McLane, Kyle Fambro, Finis Smith and Ransom Rhodes. Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery from the event. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



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