The first show I covered for this blog at the Fox Theatre was an indie folk show, and since then I've developed an affinity for the two together. I've seen many different types of shows there before and since, and they were great, but there is something powerful to me about going to the Boulder Valley to the storied Fox Theatre for a show like the one upcoming on Friday, March 9th. Two of Denver's finest contemporary folk bands will be at this show, joined by a visiting a singer-songwriter.
The headliner is Paper Bird, a local eight-piece ensemble that has been continually capturing listener's ears and hearts since their inception about five years ago. With four albums under their belt, they have revealed incredible songwriting skill and musicianship through their repertoire of songs. Their music is driven by banjo, guitar, stand-up bass, percussion, trombone and intricate multi-part harmonies, creating contemporary folk songs with a host of other influences including world music, jazz, roots music and blues. Check out this amazing and eclectic piece, "Drekovsky", from their latest album Carry On.
Two other amazing musical forces will join forces in a performance on this night - Eye & The Arrow with Patrick Dethlefs. I have covered Eye & The Arrow on this blog before, and they have always impressed me with their rustic style folk. This time, the Denver trio will work together with singer/songwriter/guitarist Patrick Dethlefs. Patrick Dethlefs is based out of Kittredge, CO, where he learned to play guitar and began penning his own songs at an early age. His soothing voice, acoustic guitar and well crafted songs should pair well with the musicality of Eye & The Arrow. Check out "The Farther You Go".
Nick Jaina is a singer-songwriter based out of Portland, OR. He performs his music in various configurations, be it solo or with the help of up to a ten-piece backing band. He is doing a small tour in between a couple festivals, and this Fox Theatre show will be a stop along the way. For this show, he'll be accompanied by a drummer and bassist. It seems that in any configuration, Nick Jaina is able to deliver his beautifully constructed and heartfelt songs with powerful performances. Check out "Sebastopol (A Bird In The Opera House)".
The show takes place on Friday, March 9th at the Fox Theatre. The doors open at 8:30PM and the music starts at 9:00PM. The show is all ages and tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show (+$2 for under 21 tickets). Tickets and more information are available at the Fox Theatre website. You can also win tickets from Concerted Effort - check the Concerted Effort Facebook page for more details!