A Human Named David, Taylor Shae, Tim Ostdiek
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
A Human Named David
A Human Named David was born in New York City in 1988 and received his bachelors degree in music and theater from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. This is where he met his mentor Elizabeth Swados who helped craft his songwriting and performing abilities. Under the mentorship of Ms. Swados, David has performed his original music at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theater, and Yankee Stadium.
Then, there came a point in life where A Human Named David dyed his hair blonde and wanted to be a pop star. He worked closely crafting pop music with some of the top names in the music industry including Roy Hamilton III (Micheal Jackson, Britney Spears, and Mariah Carey), Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson, Blackstreet), and BattleRoy (Eminem and Demi Lovato). This is the period when A Human Named David began to teach himself piano.
Ultimately, David realized that he didn’t want to be a pop star at all. He got into his Grandpa’s 4Runner and drove from NYC to Boulder, Colorado looking for inspiration to write his first album. Having landed in Longmont, CO, he found enough peace and quiet to write, record, produce, and distribute his first project titled “An Album Titled Love.” It can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and Soundcloud.
A Human Named David has dreams and visions of making it back home to Madison Square Garden in order to share the message of inner peace and acceptance of self on a large scale. Those are the lessons he learned on the road. Those are the lessons he shares through his music.
You will hear it purely.
Taylor Shae is an 18 year old award-winning singer-songwriter, born and raised in a town overlooking the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Taylor performs bluesy acoustic-americana music with crackerjack lyrics and soul-crying vocals. She released her 2nd album, “Twenty Paces” in March 2018. You can catch Taylor playing as a duo or trio, blending sounds of acoustic guitar, untamed bass, and snappy cajon. From festivals to intimate venues, the Taylor Shae Band creates an energetic groove, grabbing the attention of any passerby willing to give in to the urge to tap their feet.
Taylor has received much success as an emerging young songwriter. She was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Handmade Songs competition, and recorded an original single, “Alive Not Broken” at eTown studios. Taylor also won a singer-songwriter competition in 2017 as a part of the Teen Creek Festival in Boulder, Colorado. She’s performed at many festivals across Colorado including Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live and FoCoMX in Fort Collins, People’s Fair and Underground Music Showcase in Denver, Rhythm on The River and Downtown Summer Concert series in Longmont, and Boulder Creek Fest and Bands on the Bricks in Boulder.
Taylor Shae’s musical journey began in a town with a vibrant music scene, where she was a lead vocalist for several jazz bands and a rock band. She landed her first gig at the age of 13 at a local art gallery, and was stunned by the thrill of performing and the incredible support from her fellow hometown musicians and fans. Taylor fused her passions of writing and music and began daily songwriting sessions in the spare bedroom of her home. Taylor had no idea what would come of her creative nonsense, until she began to produce original recordings and reach a broader audience. At the age of 16, Taylor released her debut album, “Something to Prove”.
Taylor Shae’s 2nd album, “Twenty Paces”, was released in March 2018. This collection is a combination of storytelling, honest lyrics, and soaring melodies. When describing her approach to this album, Taylor says, “I believe it’s important to have moments of vulnerability, because it opens the door to relate to others and make connections. Everyone has insecurities, but it takes fearlessness to push through them.” Keep an open ear for her new singles being released in the upcoming months and a new album on the horizon!
Tim Ostdiek is a playful, uplifting, and engaging singer, songwriter and performer. He writes feel-good, big-hearted folk with a drop of something funky. With hopeful and purposeful songs, Ostdiek doesn't shy from the deep and heavy. A tasteful and dynamic guitarist, Ostdiek often fits fingerpicking, strumming, and lead elements into one song. Whether in a concert hall, club, brewery, or living room, Ostdiek always reaches the hearts of his listeners and sends them out a little brighter than they came in.
His songwriting has garnered accolades such as honorable mention in the Telluride Troubadour and finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His song “Goodbye” was featured in the PBS show Roadtrip Nation. Ostdiek has opened for some of the nation's best singer/songwriters, such as Sarah Jarosz and Steve Forbert. and played several prominent Colorado venues such as Swallow Hill. Ostdiek is an important figure in the Longmont, CO, music scene, hosting a weekly open mic/jam and a monthly songwriting group. He plays upwards of 150 shows a year.
Originally from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, his love for music was born in a middle school guitar class. “Once I learned two chords I figured I could start making up my own songs,” Ostdiek said. He studied music at Western Nebraska Community College, then communications at the University of Nebraska before moving to Longmont, where he still lives. The move was brought about by the death of a close friend, a breakup, and the desire to start over and heal. This season in his life became the EP “Temporary Home.” In the fall of 2016 Ostdiek quit his job at a coffee shop and dropped out of his online classes to pursue music full time.
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