3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
As it's been simply put, "Wes Kirkpatrick is hard not to like". A
singer-songwriter of the truest sense, Kirkpatrick writes poetic
Americana/folk-pop songs that you hear once and start humming along,
hear twice and can't get them out of your head for days. With an
already loyal following, it's only a matter of a time before we'll all
be singing along.
In 2009, Wes packed his bags and left long time home Colorado for the
Windy City. Shortly thereafter, he teamed up with Chad Weis (tour
manager and sound engineer for Martin Sexton, Mason Jennings, Ben
Kweller, etc.) to record his first solo album at Weis's studio in
Minneapolis, MN. "It's really the album I've always been trying to
make," says Kirkpatrick. "I decided to just stay with it until it was
exactly the way I wanted it to be. I didn't want to rush this one. A
lot of love, hard work, good times and not so good times went into it
and I think in the end I mixed it up enough to make a great album."
Wes continues to build his fan base with every performance. Wes has
shared the stage with the likes of The Wood Brothers, Martin Sexton,
The Milk Carton Kids, Sean Hayes, HANSON, Blues Traveler, JJ Grey &
Mofro, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, Jay Nash, Matthew Mayfield and
Jonah Smith to name a few.
Megan Burtt makes lists. Megan Burtt also makes lists of her lists. This list tells why Megan Burtt is one of the most exciting upcoming artists of the year.
While earning her degree in Professional Music and Songwriting from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Megan formed her band, The Cure for Love, selecting some of the most talented young musicians in the country. Her drummer, James Williams, has played on Gary Burton's world tour. Lead Guitar, Kyle Hurlbut is the co-writer of the 2007 Nashville Songwriters' International Association Song of the Year. And Bass guitar, Adam Popick, is a sound engineer and producer for several published Nashville artists.
Along with her singing and songwriting skills, Megan also plays acoustic and electric guitar and piano. Following the 2006 success of her first EP, Portrait, Megan began learning to play the harmonica and travelled to Mississippi to play delta blues with the people who know it best. Seamlessly mixing elements of folk, blues, and rock, Megan's shows include meaningful lyrics and impressive instrumentation.
Megan won Colorado's statewide Colgate Country Music Competition when she was only 16 years old. She was a finalist at the 2007 Berklee Songwriters Showcase and received an honorable mention at the 2006 New York Songwriters Circle Competition.
When she is not playing music, Megan is usually listening to music, snowboarding or practicing Yoga. She has been known to jump out of airplanes and drive faster than the posted speed. Her music is influenced by Bonnie Raitt, growing up in Colorado, and traveling through South America, Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and …well…Asia.
Her previous tours have taken her to the East and West Coasts and include gigs as a solo act as well as with The Cure For Love in New York, Boston, Nashville, Austin, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Seattle, Las Angeles, and the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Megan's music holds wide appeal. She has played in front of audiences consisting of liberal students and conservative retirees. She has entertained ship captains, soldiers, and children of the '60s. And that seems like a pretty good list of reasons to come see her next show.