Twist & Shout Presents
Patrick Dethlefs 7" Release Show - Free 7" with Ticket Purchase
Ark Life, Kristi Stice
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Patrick Dethlefs’ songwriting crests like a humble Townes Van Zandt, innocent of his own haunting melodies and lyricism. Dethlefs’ new release Fall and Rise offers folk Americana with effortless sincerity at a time when many acts strive purposefully to revive the stripped-down feel of a musical history long past.
Now only in his early 20s, Patrick won the Best Teen Songwriter Award (2009) at Swallow Hill Music—one of the largest non-profit organizations in the U.S. dedicated to developing folk and acoustic music. Patrick also received Best Song and Best Performance.
Perhaps the innate nostalgia embedded in Patrick’s music takes root in the age at which he began playing. Inspired by his father who he lost when he was young, Patrick first picked up a guitar when he was 12. Also a musician, Patrick’s father leaves a crescendoing legacy through his son who is not only humble, but humbling, through his unassuming creative presence.
He has opened several engagements for Nathaniel Rateliff, played and recorded with members of Paper Bird. Patrick has also shared the stage with notables Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band), Sarah Anderson (Paper Bird), Mountain Man, and Horse Feathers.
Fall and Rise follows impressive reception of 2010′s Stays the Same and Patrick’s split release with the Eye and the Arrow: “Dethlefs’ songs show maturity beyond his years”(Matt Pusatory, Onion A/V Club Denver Boulder).
Ark Life comes from the mountains.
Lindsay Giles McWilliams
Kristi Stice is a songwriter with a wide variety of musical influences as diverse as Leonard Cohen, Jolie Holland, and Billie Holiday. She completed her studies of jazz voice in 2007 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and returned to her home in Colorado in 2010.
Recently she has been opening up for more well known songwriter's in Denver, and released her first album, "under the willow," on January 26, 2013. With her influence of jazz, classical, and folk, her music conveys an original sound that varies from traditional folk music, but still holds true to the root of her love of songwriting. Kristi is often accompanied by cello and accordion, while playing a nylon string guitar.
Not only is Kristi an accomplished performer but she also has worked with a well known violinist and songwriter in Florida named Rebecca Zapen. They have played at various music festivals throughout Florida, including the Florida Folk Festival, and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival. They also played in the Independent Music World Series in Nashville together. Kristi was chosen to sing at Jacoby Hall with the Jacksonville Symphony to harmonize with violinist Mark Wood of the Transyberian Orchestra. She won a songwriter's competition at the St. Augustine Seafood Festival and was thereafter featured in the publication EU Jacksonville.
OpenAir CPR 1340 AM aired a live interview and recording session of Kristi and cellist Phil Norman on June 4th, 2013. She was chosen for the best of OpenAir Sessions and her interview and recording was aired on KCFR 90.1 FM, Denver's NPR station on June 6th and June 9th, 2013.