- When: January 4, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: Free
Every 1st Wednesday of the month at eTown Hall - 4 songwriters taking turns sharing their songs. Local original music in a curated community experience, accompanied by live painting.
Entrance is FREE! Please RSVP.
"Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender." - Bryan Beller, Dethklok
Rocked to sleep as a child to Stevie Wonder, Dechen Hawk's music ranges from beautiful ballads to serious backbeat funk. Hawk's sound is a refreshing new addition to the Neo-Soul movement. Though musical his whole life, it wasn't until the death of his father at age 14, and the search for a way to express that loss, that Hawk found his calling as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. It was also at this time the Hawk was introduces to the music of Jeff Buckley, which influenced him heavily during this time of grief and musical exploration. Hawk's desire to create and express the joy and fragility of life has kept him busy for the past 22 years performing locally and internationally, sharing billings with such legends as Martin Sexton, Bruce Hornsby, Leon Russell, and the Fun Lovin' Criminals, as well as sharing the stage with members of The Motet, Big Gigantic, Juno What, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, The New Mastersounds, Euforquestra, Analog Sun, The pimps of Joytime, Punch Drunk Monkey Funk, Ty Burhoe, and Ron Miles. During this time Hawk has written hundreds of songs, released 6 albums, been in numerous bands, played the role of talent buyer for various venues. A 2009 graduate of Naropa University, Hawk studied with Bill Douglas, Art Lande, and Janet Feder.
"One impression you get from Hawk is that generosity is not just a courtesy; It's a business
plan." P.J. Nutting - Boulder Weekly
On the heels of their sophomore full length release, “The Bargain”, Megan Burtt & The Cure for Love have been taking the Indie Americana-Roots Rock music scene by storm. In the last year, they have performed at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, been featured with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, toured Europe, been across the US, and opened for music industry favorites like Brett Dennen and Robert Randolph. Guitar World calls band leader, Megan Burtt “Pulsing, powerful and lovely. Burtt gracefully manipulates words and melody into a sultry delight.” Burtt is a Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Kerrville, and Westword Songwriter of the Year. Megan Burtt delivers a live show that will captivate, engage and take you on a wondrous musical journey weaving elements of pop, roots and groove music into seductive ballads and undeniable rockers.
Monica is a Colorado native who's music is rooted in the folk revival, yet blends genres and the sounds of the American west with grace. Featuring sweet and soaring vocals and rock-solid rhythmic guitar, Monica's original songs come from a deep and genuine place that can touch your heart and move your body and spirit. You'll find her playing throughout Colorado with Monocle Band, Honeytree, as well as solo. In addition, she's passionate about teaching, recording and performing all around the Front Range.
Dusty Stray features the alt-folk-noir repertoire of Texan songster Jonathan Brown delving into universal themes of unrequited love, heartbreak, loneliness and death but (almost) always with a small dose of hope and redemption. Brown was born in Taiwan. Grew up in Texas as son of a preacher man. Raised on songs about death and resurrection. Went to college. Discovered vast archive of early American folk music from the 20s and 30s. Began writing his own songs. Moved to Austin where he first performed his music. Traveled with guitar through Central America where he met a Belgian woman and followed her to Europe. Met a Spanish woman. Moved to Barcelona. Formed a bluegrass band, a psychedelic rock band and a freak folk band. Met a Dutch woman. Moved to the Netherlands. Formed Dusty Stray. Released four albums and performed extensively in Europe. He now lives (with the same Dutch woman) in Boulder.
Live Painting: Mick Tresemer and Ellen Moershel