When:December 18, 2022
Time:7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where:eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost:$25GA + Taxes & Fees
Show:7:00 pmBuy Tickets
Live tapings of eTown are back! Join Nick & Helen back at eTown with Daniel Rodriguez & Dead Horses
“A timeless voice, deep and hearty, weathered but comforting.” - Boulder Weekly Daniel Rodriguez is a singer-songwriter from Lyons, Colorado. He was a founding member of the band Elephant Revival, and in 2019 he began touring under his own name and released his first EP, ‘Your Heart The Stars The Milky Way’ (2019). “It’s just got something that you want to hear again, something healing and good at its core. Do yourself a favor and play the whole EP, and do that again. And again.” • Wesley Schultz (Lumineers) Daniel Rodriguez tours as a trio or quartet and is booked for an exciting 2020 with both headlining and support tours. His first full album, ‘Sojourn of the Burning Sun,’ is set for Summer 2020 release.
Since the band’s early days, Dead Horses has been something of a fluid project centered around Sarah and Dan but has also welcomed other like minded musicians for recording and touring. The band's seemingly dark name is a loving tribute to a former friend of the band who passed away due to struggles with opioid abuse. To this end, Vos says, “Our music is about hope and joy, all while sharing an important message that you’re never alone in your battles.” The union of Sarah’s emotive songwriting and Dan’s intrepid bass playing transcends the singer-songwriter-with-backup-musicians paradigm. Dan’s adventurous musicality equally shines alongside Sarah’s songwriting sensibility. To date, Dead Horses has released three albums, two of which have been produced by Ken Coomer of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, an Audiotree Live Session, three singles, and a five-song EP. Touring has been essential to the group’s vitality. Choice live performance highlights include national tours with Mandolin Orange and Trampled by Turtles, opening for The Who at Alpine Valley, appearances at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and festivals such as Northwest String Summit, Red Wing Roots, Red Ants Pants, and Bristol Rhythm and Roots. Sarah and Dan met during post-college crossroads moments. “Everything felt like this blank canvas back then, and we had these lifelong dreams of music,” Sarah recalls. “It all happened very organically.” Initially, Sarah and Dan resided in different musical spheres. Sarah was at a singer-songwriter vantage point, whereas Dan had previously played in punk bands, but the two quickly bonded over their shared adoration of folk music and upbringings in the church. During those formative times, Sarah showed Dan songs she had been writing since high school. Inspired by her catalog of music, Dan decided to take on a new instrument, the upright bass, and set out to explore its melodic possibilities. Once together, the pair wasted no time in pursuing recording and touring opportunities, garnering a dedicated fanbase from the start.