Listen Up! Denver Presents: Andy Palmer CD Release for 'Hazard of the Die'
Andy Sydow, Stephanie Dorman
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
"Andy Palmer is a former New York City public defender whose three years of living and working in the city's trenches clearly provided fodder for the painful truths and ruggedness of his alternative folk-rock sound.
His distinctively gritty vocals and hard luck tales have garnered him favorable comparisons to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and Leonard Cohen. Westword Magazine has listed his music as some of “Denver’s Best,” calling it “timeless” and “epic”. At the national level, Palmer was named the 14th best new independent artist of by Indie-music.com. Interstatelive.com says: “Voices like this have not come to the forefront of the music scene since the likes of Louis Armstrong and Tom Waits.” Jive Wired enthuses: "Andy Palmer is an amazing talent and his honest and raw vocals serve to superbly compliment his wonderful arrangements." Target Audience Magazine says: “Andy Palmer is an artist to keep an eye on.” In addition, his music has been featured in multiple independent films. Based in part on these notable successes, producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) hand-selected Palmer to work with and produced Hazard of the Die.
Palmer was adopted at a young age and raised in the rural northeast on a small family farm. He has spent six winter months in near solitude in a yurt in Maine. He's lived on and volunteered at a Buddhist meditation retreat for many more months of silent meditation. He is a professionally trained massage therapist, river raft guide, and a licensed attorney. His songs capture and share these experiences through a unique blend of storytelling and poetry."
Andy Sydow is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Born in 1991, and a Colorado boy almost his entire life, his music dabbles in Southern Rock, swampy Blues slide guitar, Americana and Folk. He began playing piano and saxophone at an early age, and started the guitar and mouth harp in high school. In his senior year, his self-penned tune, "Sheridan Road" was voted the class song. He also released his first demo of original tunes and covers that same year. Andy is currently a working musician and a music performance major in jazz piano at The University of Colorado at Denver. He does a weekly gig with the Highland Jazz Trio, and is the piano player for internationally recognized Claim Jumpers Dixieland band, as well as the equally well traveled gypsy jazz group, Paramitcha. At just 20 years of age, Sydow has played locally along side some of the regions best musicians, and nationally as a solo act. His first full length CD of his own songs will be released in 2012. Sydow will be joined this evening by his band, the Lost Troubadours.
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