Illegal Pete's Presents
G to C Summer Folk Festival
Strange Americans, You Me and Apollo, Glowing House, The Belle Jar, Lee Avenue, Blow The Vault, Anthony Ruptak
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 2:00PM / Show 3:00PM
This event is 18 and over
G to C Summer Folk Festival
Denver folk, bluegrass and americana
“Strange Americans are Denver’s up and coming Americana rock band. Part folk rock, part classic rock. Its like Dawes made sweet, sweet love to My Morning Jacket on a writhing pile of your dad’s favorite bands. As appetizing as that sounds, the energy and pure musicianship of Strange Americans will blow you away. Matt Hoffman’s golden voice forges a path through huge slices of electric sound. Strange Americans just keep getting better. Their new songs fill a void in their live show I didn’t even know existed. G to C is of the opinion that there is no better rock band in Denver right now. Take notice, rest of the world. Strange Americans are coming for you.” – www.GtoCMagazine.com
You Me and Apollo
Fort Collins/Denver based band You Me & Apollo “injects the fury of rock’n’roll and the heartfelt spirit of blues into a folk/Americana sound that really comes alive [during their] performances”
-Peter Washington of Concerted Effort Blog.
The music of You Me & Apollo ranges from quiet folk to groove infused rock and has been described as an unholy union of Hank Williams and Otis Redding. The birth of You Me & Apollo, in 2007, consisted of singer-songwriter Brent Cowles. Now, In 2011, Cowles joined with some very talented friends and the result has been a unique and explosive sound something that makes you put your beer down, swivel your bar stool toward the stage, and watch with anticipation.
Glowing House is a Denver-based new-folk band comprised of husband-and-wife duo Steve Varney and Jess Parsons and features a rotating cast of prominent Denver musicians. Almost two years after their critically acclaimed debut album, The Annual Demise of Every Aspen, Glowing House returns with their sophomore effort, Days Run Out. Released in June, 2012, Days Run Out reveals a highly evolved and polished sound for Glowing House. The band's musicianship can only be matched by their motivation to have you fall in love with their songs.
The Belle Jar
The Belle Jar has hit the ground running since the five members converged in Denver from musically rich places like L.A., Texas, Chicago and Minnesota. This diversity fuels the catchy folk rock songs of lead singer Ryan James. After several years of teaching English and sporadically playing solo shows in southern California, Ryan moved home to Colorado to write and record the debut album Fall Systems Go. He recorded the album over a period of two years in various houses, churches, hotels and basements. On the album, he plays every instrument and sings every harmony. Not bad for someone who didn’t even play music until college.
Scott McCormick's solo project featuring all original music. If you'd like Randy Newman to be a lot more aggressive and Tom Waits to chill the hell out, you'd like this.
Blow The Vault
Blow the Vault is a high-energy, rowdy good time which plays bluegrass/Americana music. The band includes banjo, mandolin, fiddle, stand-up bass, 2 washboards, and guitar/harmonica, as well as male and female vocalists. Blow the Vault brings music to get the crowd moving and enjoying themselves.
A down-to-earth, god-honest artist with a burning passion for music.
"…a less spastic Connor Oberst with the musical ambiguity of [Andrew] Bird…" –DeNOUMENT Magazine
Born and raised in the small town of Bailey, Colorado, and taught at home throughout his life, Anthony Ruptak has recently made his emergence in the folk scene in Denver.
Considered to be a singer/songwriter, self-taught musician, and aficionado of folk, americana, and grassroots music,
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To viciously pursue his career in music. To take the words that trickle down from his memory into the tip of his pen and administer those words with musical accompaniment into the ears of the public.
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