Avant Garde / Dub-Reggae
Brunch with Lady Gang & Starjammer - Avant Garde/Dub-Reggae
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
Doors 10:00 AM / Show 10:30 AM
This event is all ages
Someone has said that if “ Nick Drake and Janis Joplin had a love child, Jen Korte would be it.” Known for her strong lyrics and powerful delivery, her voice has been the master instrument in defining what her music is as well as her dynamically layered guitar playing. Teaming up with “golden throated” Jessica DeNicola, the two have created a pair of songbirds that leave their audience swirling in their harmonies and wanting more.
“Jen Korte is not a thousand feet tall, but her voice makes you believe that she is. From the moment the air leaves her lungs … her powerful, alluring voice places you out of your mind and into a raw, unveiling of the truth behind her lyrics.” Dave Preston, Colorado Music Buzz
Their debut album release Jen Korte and The Loss
( September 2009) was rated one of the top albums of 2009 by the Denver Westword and has been met with overwhelming praise across the board. Korte’s weathered, world-weary voice (reminiscent of Rachael Yamagata and Lucinda Williams), harmonies from Jessica DeNicola, and the band’s evocative use of instrumentation create a late-night, listen-by-yourself album that does not neatly fit into any genre. As Korte describes it, “a little bit of make-out music, a little bit of crying music, and a little bit of rock.”
“Throughout her debut, particularly on cuts like “Fleeting Love,” Jen Korte’s voice drips with seduction, longing, saddness and regret. With admirable depth, she also displays unyielding resolve in the face of her inherent vulnerabilities. A talented cast of players, add welcomed texture to Korte’s otherwise sparse compositions, making her first outting one to remember.” – Denver Westwords Best albums of 2009
“… it’s a work of sheer beauty that utterly consumed us the first time we heard it.” Dave Herrera, Denver Westword
“An unbelievable record. It’s brilliant.” Jake Schroeder, KQMT Radio, The Mountain Homegrown.
Recent media coverage for Korte has included a cover story in OutFront Colorado(September 2009) and a 1500-word feature in the Denver Westword(September 2009).
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