Rock the Dirt House

Join-us-for-(2)Music and Photography Come Together at Kellie’s Wildlife Productions “Rock the Dirt House” Event

Mc Clave, CO – (September 2, 2016) Billed as the “Rock the Dirt House Show ”, singer, songwriter, Tim McNary will be performing his Nashville Americana style of music at the Headquarters’ of Kellie’s Wildlife Productions,  located at 30870 County Road, West of Lamar. In addition to the Live Music by Tim McNary, “Colorado Abandoned”, a Photographic Exhibition of decay and abandonment in Southeast Colorado by photographers Lex Nichols and Vincent Gearhart with guest photographer Karen Voepel, will be on display throughout the evening. The doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.  Please note that Kellie’s Wildlife Productions is furnishing the venue and the entertainment. For your comfort, bring a lawn chair, and a covered dish. BYOB

Tim will be performing songs from his new album, “Above the Trees”.  Singer-songwriter Tim McNary’s story is worthy of its own song – he’s lived a long life of adventure in a few short years. Born on the southside of Chicago, he was raised in a strict evangelical environment without secular music, followed his wanderlust to tiny seaside towns in South America, sang in a southern rock band along the eastern coast of the US, lived in his car in Atlanta, and eventually grew roots in Nashville, Tenn. His new EP, Above the Trees, combines songs chronicling those experiences.

Recorded with producer Paul Warner between a mountain cabin in rural Georgia and East Nashville, Tenn., McNary’s album sounds like what might happen if Bon Iver went on a songwriting retreat with Josh Ritter – and spent a few nights in Brazil somewhere along the way.

“This record has a distinct sound because of the unique way it was recorded,” McNary said. “I’ve always wanted to make a record up in the mountains, undisturbed by the rest of the world and free to focus only on the music.”

To learn more about Tim, visit his website at:

VL1Born out of a joint Instagram account (@coloradoabandoned ), Colorado Abandoned is now a traveling photographic exhibition of buildings, vehicles, and objects in various stages of decay, mostly photographed in Southeast Colorado. Many of the photographs have been manipulated and enhanced using different types of software, including Adobe Photoshop and Photomatix Pro.  The primary enhancement to many of these photographs is a form of photography called HDR (High Dynamic Range), a technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. Many of the photos from this show will be reduced in price and a portion of the sale will go to the Share the Spirit Foundation. To learn more about the Share the Spirit Foundation, please visit

Colorado Abandoned had its first showing at the Idea Place in Rocky Ford as part of their First Friday Art Shows program. It was on display there for the month of August. After the show at Kellie’s Wildlife Productions event, it is planned to be on display for two weeks starting Friday, October 7th at Brew Unto Others on Main Street in Lamar.

The Rock the Dirt House event is free to the public. It will be One Night Only, Saturday, September 10th, starting at 6:00pm. Please bring a shareable snack/appetizer and a lawn chair. Tipping is greatly appreciated. BYOB


Tim McNary

Tim McNary started writing songs during the 2 years he spent volunteering and backpacking in South America after college. During the past 5 years, Tim has performed hundreds of shows around the Southeast and shared the stage with The Civil Wars and Griffin House, among many others. He has been compared to Ryan Adams, Ben Howard, and Damien Rice.

He has been featured in the New & Notable section of the popular singer-songwriter website Noisetrade (, received air time on Lightning 100 in Nashville, and was Runner-Up at the well-regarded Eddie’s Attic Bi-Annual Shoot-Out held in November 2014. He released his 3rd EP, Above The Trees, on April 8th, 2016.

Grill-1-KarenKaren Voepel
Karen Voepel is President of Share the Spirit Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Lamar, Colorado.  She has a studio on the historic Prowers Ranch she has named after the wife of John Prowers, Amache Studio.  “I’m not a professional photographer but I love the process — taking that one snap of a moment in time from camera to computer to print.”

Lex-NicholsLex Nichols
Lex Nichols was born and raised in Rocky Ford. At about 15 his stepmom bought him his first camera and his interest in art and photography really took off. In 2003 he started Lex NicholsPhotography and was doing photography full time by 2004. He earned a Professional Certification through the Professional Photographers of America specializing in portrait lighting, landscapes and digital art (Photoshop). Lex began teaching digital art, photography and Photoshop at Otero Junior College while also running his business. In a few years his wife Jennifer joined the LNP team and now runs the business from their home in Rocky Ford. Lex has been featured in Outdoor Photographer, Cowboys and Indians, Balloon Life and numerous other national publications. Currently, Lex is represented by Alamy Images Stock Agency based out of the UK where his images are sold worldwide. He is employed by Otero County as Public Works Director but still continues his photography adventures.


Vincent-GearhartVincent Gearhart
Vincent Gearhart has a varied professional background.  A graduate of La Junta High School, he worked for the railroad in a regional capacity for 20 years.  He became adept in computer work through his experience with Computer Products and Services.  That work augmented his career as a sales representative with B106 and KSIR in Ft. Morgan, Colorado.  He has been employed for several years at Robinson Printing, Inc. in Lamar.  Gearhart helped create a successful weekly newspaper which serves Prowers County and is involved in sales and graphic design for The Prowers Journal.

Vincent has had a passion for photography and from starting and raising a family, his interest in photography became a natural endeavor.  In the past several years, he has expanded his interests with new photographic equipment and software and has been studying recent developments in photography and digital art.  He mainly enjoys taking photos of isolated objects, whether the subject is flowers, animals in their natural habitat, vegetables, automobiles, or any subject that sparks his interest.


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