Cody Crump

Cody Crump

There's not much to tell honestly…
Cody was born in Colorado… The hard way…
Both of his parents are nice… You could say they are "hippies", kind of…
He has some sisters…
Cody loves to play soccer…
Cody excelled at sports, but was also a nerd… You know the type…
In the late 90's Cody was a member of Kool & the Gang…
When people ask about his "genre", it usually creates an awkward moment…
Cody has a pet wolf named Sasha…
Cody and Sasha both met his producer at a songwriters' convention…
Cody has been in love 4 times (not including you)…
Cody's middle name is Delbert. Yes, Cody Delbert Crump…
Cody has a very public crush on Shania Twain…Sadly…
In 2011, Cody made the harrowing move to Los Angeles in his little Nissan truck…
It's weird that Cody loves pictures of puppies as much as he does…
Cody loves to wear sweaters…
In 1977, Cody was arrested for streaking through Wimbledon wearing only a wooden tennis racket…
Cody is huge in Montrose…
With rare exceptions, Cody plays everything on his albums…For now…
Cody is great live, but thinks it's fun to craft awkward moments with the crowd…
Cody works at the Chateau Marmont 3 days a week… In the nude…
He likes to ride bikes, but doesn't have one…
Cody is strangely adept with classical music…He loves it… Maybe too much…
Cody loves mac & cheese, fancy beer, and snow cones…
If you ever want to see Cody pee his pants, turn on the Tim & Eric show…
Cody takes long showers, and washes dishes like a ninja… In full ninja attire…
Cody's favorite animal is the black panther…
That said… He also has a knack for calming horses and bulls by petting their noses…
You have no idea what his next album is going to sound like…
Cody lives in Echo Park, surprisingly… No just kidding… where else would he live?

Rachel and The Kings

You’d think a band yet to celebrate its first birthday would be bickering over whose basement is best for practice sessions. At least that’s the visual a stereotypical inauguration tends to suggest. But there’s nothing conventional about Rachel & The Kings, and the dynamo-style start the band boasts is no exception. Consider: with less than two months of official togetherdom, Rachel & The Kings won Ford’s national “Gimme the Gig II” competition, earning huge accolades from legendary producer (and head judge) Don Was. Not to mention becoming the de facto stars of “Gimme the Gig II,” set to air on KTLA in late July, 2012.

What explains such immediate and extraordinary success is a confluence of talent culled from piles of musical endowment accumulating around Denver these days. Rachel James, already an established singer / songwriter, initially teamed up with friend and producer Joey Barba (lead guitarist of former band Tickle Me Pink). As production on her first full-length album progressed, the need for formidable players to complement the music’s intense construction became clear, and Barba called upon Stefan Runstrom, also of Tickle Me Pink fame, to track drums. With the eventual addition of two other notable Colorado players – Ian Short, violin player and long-time collaborator alongside Rachel, with former status playing violin for Hello Kavita and Noah Matthews, former bass player on the Alan Baird Project – the proverbial circle was complete.

And as often occurs in these charmed circumstances, the group chemistry was simply something too potent for anyone to ignore. James, Barba, Runstrom, Short and Matthews all agreed that they had to take their talents outside the studio and due justice to the dynamic sound already found behind its walls. And thus began Rachel & The Kings, a young person’s super-group who proves worthy of that superlative moniker. Their live shows make fun feel justified, a sort of mature approach to having a rather rockin’ good time. Their songwriting finesse and musical artistry set the band on a playing field that’s really all their own. But what separates Rachel & The Kings the most from other bands is the real joy onstage they seem to experience themselves. It’s a relief to see the band is in on what you already know: that this is great stuff.

Rachel & The Kings’ debut album is set for release late 2012/early 2013, with nationwide performances to follow.

Andy Palmer

"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."

Bike Theft

Just a buncha friends playing some songs...

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Cody Crump with Rachel and The Kings, Andy Palmer, Bike Theft

Sunday, September 29 · 7:00 PM at The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location