eTown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Lake Street Dive & Josh Ritter
- When: September 6, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
- Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre / 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO
- Cost: $45 - $55 Plus Applicable Service Fees
eTown is thrilled to be heading back to the legendary Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on September 6th, this time to record two of our favorite artists: retro-soul band Lake Street Dive and Americana singer/songwriter Josh Ritter.
Every year, eTown partners with AEG Presents Rocky Mountains to create a remarkable radio show from one of the world’s most spectacular concert venues. We’ll be doing the interviews with the artists backstage, so the live show will be uninterrupted. Come join us if you can as eTown, Colorado’s longest-running national radio show, teams up with Lake Street Dive and Josh Ritter for a memorable night of music under the stars.
Lake Street Dive
Lake Street Dive released Free Yourself Up, it’s second album with Nonesuch Records on May 4. The band, drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael McDuck Olson self produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler.
Lake Street Dive formed in 2004 while students at the New England Conservatory and have been touring non stop ever since, growing from basement venues like The Lizard Lounge in Boston, MA to selling out Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio. Adding another player to the process freed up the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full bodied arrangements, and build on their well known background harmonies.
"This album is based in the realities in our time", Kearney reflects, "which have inevitably become part of everyone's daily life. It’s something you think about and obsess over and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong."
Born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, new folk/alternative country rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. His ninth full-length album Gathering is informed by a sense of gathering storms, of laughing at the darkness. Ritter is widely regarded as one of America’s best, most candidly honest singer-songwriters, and has been featured on NPR’s World Café and on CBS This Morning.