Jeff Brinkman

Jeff Brinkman

For Jeff Brinkman, writing a good song is like filling a pool with his emotions and inviting others to jump in. At age 7, he started learning guitar. After losing his mother to cancer when he was 10, he wrote a letter to her, which turned into his first song. Since then, Jeff has been sharing his experiences through writing and playing music.

The late night bar scene was a dark and narrow road during Jeff's early years as a struggling musician. He almost threw in the towel looking for a fresh start, but instead found inspiration in sobriety.

Jeff and his team now offer their music to causes that move and shake the spirit, motivating people to make a difference. Their most recent album, "To The Bones," is a fusion of loss, love, insight and hope. It's music where others can find a piece of themselves.

As Colorado's music scene has exploded over the past few years, one of its mainstays has been Wendy Woo. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite and have taken her to venues across the country including the Fox Theater and Red Rocks in Colorado, the Bitter End and the Living Room in New York, the Hotel Cafe in Los Angles, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia.

Anticipating the rise of the independent artist, Woo formed her own corporation, Woo Music. Through that she runs her own record label (eight albums), publishing company, booking agency, and management company.

Woo was born in New York and moved to Boulder as a toddler when her parents Jane, an artist, and Bataan, a poet, became founding faculty members of Naropa University. The Faigao home was a gathering spot for such literary icons as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Merry Prankster Ken Kesey, and 1960s chronicler Norman Mailer.

Among Woo's many accolades:

• Five-Time Winner Best Singer/Songwriter (Denver's Westword) (Now in Westword's Hall of Fame).
• One of Denver's Top Five Bands, Channel 7 A-List (2009).
• Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Competition Top Four (2004).
• Independent Artist of the Year (2003) (Hapi Skratch Entertainment).
• Best Boulder Musician (The Boulder Weekly).
• Best Singer/Songwriter (The Boulder Daily Camera).
• Best Local Artist (Colorado Daily).
• Winner of the Colorado Lilith Fair Talent Search (sharing the stage with Sarah McLachlan and The Indigo Girls).
• Named to music critics' "Best Colorado CDs of the Year" lists: Ecolalia (The Denver Post and Westword) and Gonna Wear Red (DenverLocalMusicScene).

In addition:

• Woo's song, "Walking the Skyline," was used by HDNet as its promo song for the 2008 season.
• She and her band performed a two-hour concert broadcast nationally on Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network.
• She sings the theme song for Good Day Colorado, the weekday morning show on Denver's Fox affiliate.
• She has been part of national sports retailer Title Nine's Emerging Women Artist series.
• Her music has been featured in:
o Uncommon Goals, a Discovery Channel documentary about the gold medal-winning U.S. women's soccer team.
o Mountain of Dreams, a documentary about Mt. Everest.
o The Food Network's FoodNation with Bobby Flay.

Adrienne O

AdrienneO is a female-fronted electro-rock trio from Colorado influenced by artists like Metric, Florence and the Machine, OneRepublic, and Miike Snow.

AdrienneO's first single, "Electric Force Field," was picked up for play on LA-based internet radio station Indie104.com, and the second, "Innocence," was remixed by DJ duo Cloud Mechanics. AdrienneO is one of the artists featured on the 2013 BolderBoulder compilation CD, with radio airplay of their single “Two and Two” on KBCO 97.3 starting on May 10. The band's first EP is expected out in June 2013.

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Jeff Brinkman with Wendy Woo, Adrienne O

Friday, October 18 · 7:00 PM at The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location