Heavy Diamond Ring: All American Folk Rock
Thirteen years after founding indie-folk giants Paper Bird, Sarah Anderson (vocals, trumpet) and Paul DeHaven (guitar, vocals) embark on their latest collaboration, Heavy Diamond Ring. HDR harnesses their proven partnership and their distinct synthesis of open-hearted All-American folk-rock towards refreshing new heights. Led by Anderson’s smooth-as-honey vocals and DeHaven’s rugged guitar chops the band also features knockout players Blake Stepan (bass, vocals), Mike Lang (keys, vocals) and Orion Tate Ignelzi (drums). This is road-trip music. This is black & gold. This is HDR.
Hunter Burnette: Americana
“One of the most exciting Americana/ Country/Roots songwriters and performers to come out of the West in the past few years." - Chris Daniels
Double set with Colorado based Lillian Soderman & Santa Monica local favorite, Bonnie Tamblyn. Lillian opens with songs from her new Vinyl ”Light Bender” joined by friends Griff and Genny Snyder of GVgrace. Bonnie Blue Heaven (seasoned players and characters of note) will Roll on with the Hole in the Stone as we all celebrate & say goodbye to this no-good, badass year. It’s a party y’all!
Join us for a Songwriter Showcase presented by History Colorado and KGNU Community Radio!
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Lillian is one of Denver’s best kept indie-folk secrets. Her warm, earthy voice and dreamily sparse songs have captivated audiences from Colorado to California to Oregon. A student of music since the age of six, Lillian draws inspiration from her childhood in the expansive desert of Arizona and an adulthood of adventures from flipping pizzas to counseling addicted homeless youth to working as a celebrity nanny. The one constant has always been her music - a thread that weaves and draws the web of her life. Lillian is joined on this special Tiny Library Concert double-bill by Anthony Ruptak, another gem of the Denver singer-songwriter scene. Ruptak has never been content with doing things the way they should be done. Raised in the high mountains of Bailey, Colorado, he left home at seventeen with only his guitar and a zealous drive to busk the streets of Denver. Since then, Ruptak has worked his way up from open mics to performing at Red Rocks and become one of the city’s most respected finger-picking folk artists along the way. We are thrilled to feature these two strong, emotive voices from the heart of Colorado’s music community on tonight’s Tiny Library Concert stage.
Tickets on sale NOW for $10 (members of History Colorado) and $13 (non-members). Tickets available online at: https://www.historycolorado.org/event/lillian-anthony-ruptak/2017/12/12
Doors open at 6:15pm. Beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase.
History Colorado's Tiny Library Concert series is generously supported by Airshow, Inc. All shows feature local Colorado performers in the unusual and intimate space of the museum's Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center.
King Cardinal's forthcoming full-length record won't be out until later this Summer/early Fall, but we are very proud to announce the first look into the release with our very first "Cassette Single"!
That's right - on May 19th at Lion's Lair, we'll have an A and B side of tapey King Cardinal goodness avail for your listening pleasure, and we've enlisted the help of local legends Robby Peoples and Lillian to help celebrate!
Friday, May 19th
$8 adv / $10 dos