Musicians are working to save "the tank," an unused water storage tank west of Rangely near County Road 41. The space, which musician and composer Bruce Odland calls "a sonic wonder of the world," has captured unique reverberations of sound for more than three decades. If Friends of the Tank can raise $42,000 by the end of March, the group will restore the tank for community use and education and as a recording space for musicians around the world. To find out more or donate to the cause, search "Save the Tank" at www.kickstarter.com.

Heather Zadra, special to the Rio Blanco Herald Times

Musicians are working to save "the tank," an unused water storage tank west of Rangely near County Road 41. The space, which musician and composer Bruce Odland calls "a sonic wonder of the world," has captured unique reverberations of sound for more than three decades. If Friends of the Tank can raise $42,000 by the end of March, the group will restore the tank for community use and education and as a recording space for musicians around the world. To find out more or donate to the cause, search "Save the Tank" at www.kickstarter.com.

Rangely residents launch campaign to save ‘the tank’

Funds needed by month end

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“It was a moment that transformed my life. I never heard things the same way again.”

— Musician and composer Bruce Odland about his first visit in 1976 to “the tank” in Rangely.

— When musician and composer Bruce Odland first went to Rangely in 1976, it was the last stop of the Chautauqua Tour, a traveling arts festival funded by the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Odland carried sound equipment around town for three days, recording the sounds of pump jacks and big rigs, documenting the never-ceasing life in the oil fields.

However his plans to move on suffered a setback during his last day in Rangely as two burly men in a pickup approached Odland and asked if he was “the guy.”

Assuming that the men meant the guy who records sounds, he said he was.

“Get in,” they said.

Read more in the Rio Blanco Herald Times.

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