Daniel Lawrence Walker (CD Release!), Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
Daniel Lawrence Walker
With a soothing voice, and soulful songwriting, Daniel Lawrence Walker is tapping into genre bending music, with a mean bottleneck slide whipping around wildly throughout his live shows.
More than just a man and his guitar, Walker writes songs of love and life with compelling themes and stories wrapped around sophisticated progressions. Weaving intelligent lyrics through seamless rhythms comes naturally for this singer/songwriter who pens songs with depth, emotion, and honest feelings with which many different audiences can connect.
It doesn't stop there for the Texas native. With every step along his path, he has picked up a new flavor for his music. While attending college in New Orleans, he picked up the funk and zest for life that inevitably seeps into the souls of those who live there. He pulls a slice of Americana from his childhood and playing his first live shows in Fort Worth, Texas. With a move to Denver in 2004, one can hear a new expansive sound work its way into Walker's songwriting.
This songwriting is just one aspect of Walker's talent. Playing both solo and with a band presents a unique opportunity for Walker to showcase his many abilities. When taking the stage with a rotating cast of musicians. Daniel's music is infused with contagious improvisational energy. When sharing the stage with only his instruments, Walker plays off a loop he creates on-the-spot for many songs. Walker builds his solo show around percolating acoustic guitar rhythms, playing slide guitar over the top.
His hard work as a musician for the past ten years was rewarded when he won the Acoustic Blues Competition at the 2004 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. He made return performances in 2005 and 2007. He also performed as a solo act at the 2006 and 2007 Wakarusa Music Fests.
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts
Singer/Songwriter Ryan Chrys has rhythm that will move your body, a voice that will touch your soul, and a song that will touch your heart. His songwriting and live performances have lead him to become a Westword Music Showcase Awards winner, and a respected name throughout Colorado. Ryan and his band play upbeat Modern Outlaw Country, "country music the way you like it."