My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond

Shara Nova, the classically trained vocalist and self-taught multi-instrumentalist who records dazzling, shapeshifting music as My Brightest Diamond, has always felt like an outsider. Over the course of four groundbreaking albums, she has resisted the conventions of genre, blending elements of rock, art pop, and chamber music into a sound totally her own. While fiercely independent, she like everyone else, still desires connectedness. This tension is at the core of her new album -- A Million And One -- where she has once again reinvented herself. Stripping away her classical orchestrations, Nova takes a harder look at song form -- drawing on a body of influences from her teen years listening to Detroit radio and beyond, the sound stretches the edge of electronic and pop. A Million And One is a profoundly beautiful album from an artist at the top of her game.

Wes Watkins

Band Leader of the Other Black and trumpet player from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats,

A trumpet player of 20 years, Wes Watkins is a former student of Denver School of the Arts. However, it is not the time that he spent in arts school that he credits for his musical career but the time he spent homeless that taught him how to identify the power of individuality.

From the beginning, Wes has proven that if you're in the position where you must fight for everything that you have, you can achieve anything that you want. From his humble start living as a homeless street performer, most notably as a trumpeter, Wes has pulled himself up, dusted himself off and solidified himself as one of Colorado's most renowned performers. Appearing in bands such as; Other Black, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Air Dubai, Izcalli and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Wes had developed an ability to adapt to many musical styles while keeping true to his own unique flare. Watkins goal is to encourage people to experience themselves, because if we can be comfortable in our own skin, we can be comfortable with others.

“I strive to use my music to encourage people to experience the individual. I believe if you can acknowledge and accept the entirety of yourself you will find perspective in your perception of others. No matter housing status, economic status, race, gender, political association, etc. In our quickly changing world I make music to create inclusive neighborhood, because the best change supports connection to community.”

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