Trace Bundy in Colorado

The instrumental-guitar virtuoso is back in Colorado for performances that must be seen, not just heard

Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso and CU Boulder alum Trace Bundy brings his musical magic back to Colorado for three shows in May. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing Bundy play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

Bundy, born in Minnesota, moved to Buena Vista, Colorado and learned how to play the guitar when he was a kid. "I first started playing guitar when I was about 11 or 12 years old when my brother Greg and I both chipped in $5 to buy a $10 acoustic guitar from a guy named Herbie," he says. After his time at CU and jamming with fellow musicians there, he honed his skills and tried out a different style of guitar playing. "I stopped using a pick when I realized I could play more complex music using all five of my fingers," says Bundy. 

Well-versed in musical theory and engineering (he was an adjunct professor for two years at CU Boulder), both inform his evolving guitar style. After his two years of teaching, Bundy released his third album, Adapt, and took to the road to become a full-time musician. 

Bundy's shows are not-to-be-missed, and he's back in Colorado for his summer tour. Check out the dates and ticket information below. 

Buena Vista

The Loft Orpheum Theater at BV
413 E Main St.
May 23
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm)


Wright Opera House
472 Main St.
May 25
7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm)


Soiled Dove Underground
7401 E 1st Ave
May 31
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm)

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