Music Fans Gear Up for January 24 Caribou Ranch Auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Opening Night Preview
On January 17 music fans gathered at the Denver Design Center to celebrate a historic recording studio. The occasion offered a first-look at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ exhibition for the upcoming Caribou Ranch and Recording Studio Memorabilia Auction. Guests were able to interact with the music, ranch property, instruments and artists that engrained Caribou into music history.
The exhibition is now open to the public, and property will be sold on January 24.
Over 350 guests were in attendance on opening night. Caribou’s founder and famed producer James Guercio celebrated with wife Lucy and their three children: Kate, Will and Peter. The family looks forward to carrying on the Caribou legacy as the ranch will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2015 and commemorated in a Red Rocks Amphitheater exhibition.
Other guests included the director of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, G. Brown, American blues musician Otis Taylor, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay who formed the bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco.
Also in attendance was Kenny Passarelli, a bass guitarist and founding member of Barnstorm. He co-wrote “Rocky Mountain Way” and led the group in a rendition of the iconic song recorded at Caribou Ranch. Passarelli played each of the pianos to be auctioned, explaining the musicians that wrote and recorded on each. This information is also available in the auction catalogue.
Fans around the world will have access to purchase from the collection on January 24.
A portion of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.