- When: February 1, 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.
From the moment the title track of Billy Shaddox’s I Melt, I Howl kicks in to open this album, you get that twinge of excitement that this is going to be good. A breezy, warm track that immediately turns your head – a mix of pop melody, clean guitars, crisp production and immensely pleasing vocals. This Colorado native has the ability of melding both pure roots-y Americana and a skilled manner in pop writing. Which makes an automatic win for me.
If the joyfulness of the title song wasn’t enough (which it isn’t), “My Hands Don’t Lie” is an absolute pop gem – catchy melody, upbeat – all the right elements. “Feels Like Home” is the masterful Americana Shaddox has begun to build his reputation around – banjo runs, strident rhythm, warmly undertoned acoustic guitar and subtle harmonies; “Fireflies” is an acoustic gem – the effects on the vocals heighten the song’s emotional width and “Story Of You And I” is as sweet and embracing as a country-fied love song can be.
Liz Berube (pronounced “Bear-uh-bee”) is a singer/songwriter in Boulder. Drawing on influences from Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchell, and Etta James, Berube writes songs that dip into the genres of folk, bluegrass, blues, and americana. In 2013, she released a solo EP titled Mountain Road. Boulder Weekly refers to her voice as alternating between, "soulful crooning and belting out powerhouse notes".
Copper Leaf is Sawyer Bernath, a guitar-playing singer-songwriter based in Boulder, CO. He writes songs that are often bleak, occasionally redemptive, and usually about memory, aimlessness, and/or girls. His music has been compared to that of Iron & Wine, The Antlers, Frightened Rabbit, and The Beach Boys. The first full-length Copper Leaf album, "Lay Awake", was released on 11/19/16, and is available for streaming and purchase on the Copper Leaf website.
Meredith Wilder received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a vocal concentration from the University of New Mexico. From 2011-2015 her main focus was writing, recording and touring with her folk-rock trio Wildewood (Self-Titled and The Other Side). She has been a member of Albuquerque’s professional choir Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico since 2009 and recently began singing with Boulder, Colorado's semi-professional chamber choir Ars Nova Singers. Wilder has been a studio vocalist since 2007 and has recorded vocals on many Americana albums from the Southwest. She has taught privately for over three years and continues to write, record and perform original music as a solo artist (Self-Titled and The Coming of the Night).
Live Painting by Tania Henderson