Live Music Fans,
Summer is right around the bend and our music season is starting to heat up. We had a fantastic time last weekend with Gabrielle Louise and The Deer and I hope you got to enjoy some of that original live music. But, now the important thing is what have we got booked next for your listening pleasure. Right?
So, in the coming days we have an excellent Indie-Folk-Rock band out of Wyoming, a fantastic duo who just got picked to open for The Who, a cool, INXS style rock trio from Michigan plus our favorite local rock band. Come on out and enjoy it with us. Or, on Sunday afternoon you can stay home and enjoy the live music on KDNK. Just making it as easy as possible for you guys, don’t you think?
Remember, just about anything goes better with music. It’s a working hypothesis and live music is still working for me. Come out when you can!
See you at the shows!!
SATURDAY NIGHT – JUNE 1ST – THE WOODPILE BAND – 8:30PM – www.thewoodpilemusic.com
The Woodpile is an indie folk/rock band based in Laramie, Wyoming, established by lead vocalist Evan Gwin’s solo EP, “The Woodpile,” released in December 2015. Members now include Evan Gwin (vocal/guitar), Brendan Ruwart (vocal, percussion, guitar, banjo), Molly DeLau (bass, cello), Jessie Salas (cello, vocal), and Jesse Twitchell (electric guitar, vocal). The five met through their connection with the music department at the University of Wyoming and Laramie community.
Music by The Woodpile is created with unique and thoughtful composition techniques that enhance the sounds and textures of a variety of instruments. Rich, sweet melodies from the cellos are accompanied by energetic electric guitar, and groovy bass lines, with a tight, rock-influenced rhythm section. Unorthodox song arrangements use lyrics derived from folk storytelling, portrayed through dense vocal harmonies. The prominent use of acoustic guitar pairs nicely with the occasional appearance of the banjo or mandolin, providing a homey, Wyoming-based listening experience.
Together, the band has compiled their talents to successfully create new music, tour the country and share their musical ideas with the world.”
Looking forward to their first visit to the shop. Should sound great. Check em out.
FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT – JUNE 7TH – THE DEAD HORSES – 8:30PM – www.thedeadhorses.com
We first got to host this amazing duo when they were in the area opening for Trampled by Turtles at Red Rocks. Thanks to Dave Simonett or the Turtles for bringing them to Colorado and our little room. It was great to see him in the room enjoying a show and not putting one on. Although, that is always cool, too.
Since that night, the Dead Horses have been making new fans all over the place. Including the folks booking acts to help support The Who later this year at the Pepsi Center. Just a little different gig than our “center”, eh? Here’s your rare opportunity to see this act in the most intimate, great sounding music room around.
Here’s some words from various Press folks about the Horses. Check out their website for even more reasons to come out.
NPR The Current Live Session
Folk Alley Live Session – “Mighty Storm” single premiere April 26, 2019
SiriusXM The Village Live Session with MarySue Twohy
Best Roots Music Albums of 2018 [So Far] – No Depression
“Interchangeably radiant and shattering — and consistently personal — My Mother the Moon is one of the best local albums of the year, and one of the best albums of its genre period.” – Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Strong from open to close, My Mother the Moon explores the American experience with precision.” – PopMatters
Noisey Beats1 Interview
“Stunning…left me on the edge, wanting more,” NPR The Current gives first listen & review of My Mother the Moon
“Aching, haunting vocals…lullabies sung to the lost and lonely.” – No Depression
“Evocative, empathetic storytelling,” NPR Music named Dead Horses an “Artist to Watch” at SXSW 2018
Democracy Now! premiered Dead Horses’ single “American Poor” from My Mother the Moon on their February 21, 2018 global news broadcast (29:53 mark)
“Smoky vocals, cinematic lyrics…a beautifully uncluttered collection of songs,” Rolling Stone discusses My Mother the Moon & names the band an “Artist You Need to Know” February 2018
“Vos is compared to many female vocalists, some rather obvious, but it seems that she has just enough darkness to put her somewhere between Neko Case and Caitlin Canty. It’s a beautiful instrument.” – Glide Magazine
Billboard Magazine announces Dead Horses’ third studio album My Mother the Moon & premieres new Robert Frost-inspired song, “Swinger in the Trees”
2017 Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards for “Best Album,” “Best Americana/Bluegrass Artist,” & “Best Female Vocalist”
“Wisconsin Band to Watch in 2017” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“In Sarah Vos they have a compelling vocalist, similar to a combination of Norah Jones and Eilen Jewell, who carries every tune with her husky, deeply emotional tone that feels lived in and real.” -American Songwriter “Cartoon Moon” 4 out of 5 album review on September 30, 2016
“Milwaukee’s Dead Horses bring out the best in songwriting and folk music.” -Elmore Magazine “Cartoon Moon” 93 out of 100 album review on September 30, 2016
“In an age of stark division during yet another hyper-polarized election cycle, Dead Horses’ universal idea that we are bound by a common need to share our love and to hope for better times seems not only fitting, it’s actually much needed.” -National Road Magazine Cartoon Moon album review on September 21, 2016
“All I know is that I can’t stop listening to this album. But don’t take my word for it. Take a listen for yourself.” -Huffington Post Cartoon Moon album review on September 7, 2016
“Beautiful and fresh, Vos’ exceptional songwriting becomes music magic.” -No Depression Cartoon Moon album review on August 10, 2016
“…captures the folk sounds of the late ‘60s. Its disenchanted folk mines a fertile ground that’s bloomed for the past 50 years, and its slow crescendo works as well now as slow, sad crescendoes did for Bob Dylan and Joan Baez in days of yore.” -PopMatters Cartoon Moon track premiere on August 11, 2016
“…as infectious as it is moving, bringing to mind the folkier material of groups like the Dixie Chicks at their most sensitive and poignant.” -Glide Magazine track premiere on August 3, 2016
“Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless.” -Stephanie Elkins, Wisconsin Public Radio “Simply Folk”
“Cartoon Moon is not just a good album, it’s a great album, and people need to hear it.” -Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo)
“Timeless and downright lovely sound.” -Milwaukee Record preview on April 18, 2016
“Dead Horses has become a prominent fixture in Wisconsin’s blossoming music scene. An American folk aesthetic enhanced by a youthful twist, not unlike the early work of fellow midwesterner Sufjan Stevens.” -The Badger Herald preview on February 26, 2015
“Best Folk Album of 2014” -Iowa Public Radio
“…the amazing old soul voice of Sarah Vos, evocative of First Aid Kit’s Klara Soderberg. However, you also have the feeling that her lungs could burst open a la Susan Tedeschi or Melissa Etheridge and blow us all down.” -91.7 WSUM FM review
SATURDAY NIGHT – JUNE 8TH – THE OUTER VIBE – 8:30PM – www.outervibe.com
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, band members Lisa Kacos (drums/trumpet), Sean Zuidgeest (vocals/bass), and Nick Hosford (guitar) studied classical music in college while packing dance floors throughout the Midwest. Recently, the group relocated to Nashville, where they focused on refining their sound while collaborating with legendary producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Sublime, The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Imogen Heap, Paul McCartney) on a series of singles.
The trio’s singular mission is to make rock ‘n’ roll fun again by incorporating the best elements of 90s pop, swagger rock, reggae, feel-good anthems, and hip-hop. Zuidgeest’s powerful, yet sometimes delicate vocals echo the best of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant, while Kacos and Hosford punch hard and groove effortlessly as the band’s genre-defying powerhouse rhythm section.
This Second Sunday kicks off another year of the long-standing annual series of free concerts in the Sopris Park. This summers concerts will be held on the Second Sundays of June, July, August and September and are sponsored by the Town of Carbondale, Steve’s Guitars and many other generous music fans. We love making more great live music happen in the park at no charge. And, no vendors or anything to distract from the music. Here’s a good chance to bring a picnic and blanket and relax in the park with some great live music and a gorgeous view of Mt. Sopris. A little bit of paradise in the old town. Hard to beat for a family-friendly afternoon. Give it a try!
Sleepy Justice will kick off the live music at 3pm in fine fashion and start the series with a rocking beat. We first booked this talented teen band a few years back when they got together at Roaring Fork High and learned some classic Rock songs. Now, they have an album full of original songs and the teens play way beyond their years. Come out and support the next generation of Rockers in town and enjoy their blend of Rock, Blues, Funk and Pop. Become a fan like us.
“Sleepy Justice is a 5 piece Alternative Rock Band from Carbondale Colorado. The group started jamming out as young kids and eventually began to play gigs as a cover band. Sleepy Justice has since branched into an original sound with hints of Jazz, Blues, Rock and much more. Huge amounts of inspiration can be drawn from artists like Gary Clark Jr., Frank Ocean, and John Mayer, among many others. The release of two song EP, Another Night, is just the beginning of many more songs to come in the future.”
The Outer Vibe will start their first set about 5pm and will end their second set at about 7pm.
“Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, band members Lisa Kacos (drums/trumpet), Sean Zuidgeest (vocals/bass), and Nick Hosford (guitar) studied classical music in college while packing dance floors throughout the Midwest. Recently, the group relocated to Nashville, where they focused on refining their sound while collaborating with legendary producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Sublime, The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Imogen Heap, Paul McCartney) on a series of singles.
The trio’s singular mission is to make rock ‘n’ roll fun again by incorporating the best elements of 90s pop, swagger rock, reggae, feel-good anthems, and hip-hop. Zuidgeest’s powerful, yet sometimes delicate vocals echo the best of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant, while Kacos and Hosford punch hard and groove effortlessly as the band’s genre-defying powerhouse rhythm section.”
AND, EVEN MORE UPCOMING SHOWS IN THE LITTLE SHOP OF MUSICAL WONDERS
7 – The Dead Horses – www.deadhorses.net.
8 – The Outer Vibe – www.theoutervibe.com
9 – Second Sunday in Sopris Park – Free Summer of Music Series – 3pm to 7m
12 – Ride the Rockies Celebration in the Town Plaza – Live Music from 4pm to 8pm Featuring:
The Wolf Tones * The Roaring Fork High School Jazz Band * Callin Old Souls
15 – Dan Sheridan and Alan Nelson’s Sing-A-Long – www.dansheridanaspen.com
20 – The Singing Out Tour – Part of the LGBTQ National Pride Month Celebrations
21 – Pearl & Wood’s Last Show! – www.pearlandwood.com
28 – Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons – www.secretweaponsmusic.com
3 – Stillhouse Junkies – www.stillhousejunkies.com
5 – 19th Annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest and First Friday Celebration – Town Plaza – 5pm to 10pm
14 – Second Sunday in Sopris Park – Free Summer of Live Music Series – 3pm to 7pm
18 – The Seth Walker Trio – www.sethwalker.com
20 – Wood & Wire – www.woodandwireband.com – TBC
21 – Nefesh Mountain Bluegrass Band – www.nefeshmountain.com
25 – The Haymarket Squares – www.haymarketsquares.com
26 – The Badda Boom Brass Band – www.baddaboombrassband.com
27 – The Deer – www.thedeermusic.com
28 – The Black Lillies – www.theblacklillies.com
11 – Second Sunday Free Live Music in Sopris Park – 3pm to 7pm
23 – The Molly Healey Trio – www.mollyhealey.com
27 – Maybe April – www.maybeapril.com
TBC=To Be Confirmed
Well, there’s some excellent opportunities for hearing some mighty fine live music. Now, what’s stopping you? Come out and enjoy the magical wonders of live music in an intimate, sweet, casual, historic space. Hard to beat. Why not give it a try?
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon