Valentine's Day Special: "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" II

A special occasion featuring some of Denver's finest female-fronted country music!

Chella and the Charm

Originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, folk singer-songwriter, Chella Negro, relocated to Colorado 2000. Though spending the majority of the past decade living in Denver has certainly informed her songs with a spirit that can only be lifted from the ubiquitous concrete and glass of the city, the soul of a life spent growing up in a midwestern town remains the heartbeat of the music. The seemingly mutually exclusive elements of country heart and urban savvy fuse seamlessly into a collection of songs that is at once unique and comfortingly familiar. Reflected in her singing simultaneously are the pain of heartbreak, the joy and wonder of life, and the wisdom gained from experiencing both. Chella faithfully carries the torch of singer-songwriter folk music past and current. The addition of Dave Pinto on Pedal Steel, Melanie Karnopp on Drums, and Jason Leija on Bass fill out the instrumentation and bring a decidedly Americana sound to the songs.
The Charm’s latest effort, Denver Delay, has been described as textured, lush, and captivating with a sound that speaks to the traditional country and western of yesteryear while expanding on bare bones, tastefully intertwining smart, modern lyricism and catchy indie singer/songwriter sensibility.

Jennifer Jane Niceley

Tennessee songwriter Jennifer Jane Niceley pens jazz-hued folk with deep roots in southern soul and western twang --sometimes like a campfire ballad sung as sweet and slow as a torch song, always with a singular voice that can transcend time and place. Her lyrics bare longing and regret, poetic dreamscapes of twisted trees, summer storms, the scent of freshly tilled soil...Released late 2017 after relocating to Colorado, her new album, Angels, Demons, Red-Tail Hawks, is a genre-defying collection of fresh, original songs — recorded in Nashville earlier that summer with multi-instrumentalist Eric McConnell (Loretta Lynn, Todd Snider, Sierra Ferrell). The follow up to 2014’s dreamy, bucolic Birdlight, (written while still living and working on her family's Tennessee farm) this new offering finds her looking west and traveling light, drawing still on her chief inspirations: the land and the human heart.

Ryann & Lee

Ryann & Lee are a Colorado duo performing traditional country songs with warm, classic vocal harmonies.

Five Mile Woods

Five Mile Woods is Jackie Zubrzycki



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