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

Adrienne O (“Adrienne Oh”) is a female-fronted, 80's-influenced synth pop-rock trio from Denver influenced by artists like Florence + the Machine and OneRepublic.

Vocalist/bassist Adrienne Osborn is now a vocal coach, but was previously a world-ranked waterskier and a software developer. Guitarist/producer Justin Long is the former guitarist for Atlantic Records band No Address, which released a single that stood at #11 on the Billboard charts for 22 weeks. Craig DeLeone, drummer and multi-instrumentalist, currently runs a music program for underprivileged kids at the non-profit Devereux Colorado and is a community group member of the music-based non-profit Youth On Record.

Adrienne O and their music have been featured on 93.3's Locals Only show, The Colorado Sound, Channel 8 TV's Denver Loft Sessions, Literati Records podcasts, Callywood Radio, multiple KGNU Innervision Top 30 Countdowns, and the 2013 BolderBOULDER Bootlegs CD. The band has also played as the main stage of the 2013 CHUN People's Fair and the 2013 JeffCo Fair, the 2013 Taste of Colorado, the 2013 BoulderBOULDER, and the 2013 Denver Post UMS; and was a finalist in the 2013 Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands.

The band released their first EP, SUPERCHROMATIC, in July 2013. A single from that EP, “Two and Two,” won the Colorado Music Business Organization's songwriting contest in the Pop category and was the single featured in their first music video, produced by Perplexity Pictures. Another song from the album, “Someone Like Me,” was placed in full-length feature film A Remarkable Life.

Adrienne O released their second EP, a 7-song album called Lines, on June 14, 2014. The single “Take It In” has already been played on 93.3 KTCL's Locals Only station.

A series of related music videos is in the works for later in the year, and the trio is already hard at work on their next album, their first full-length album release.

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Jeff Brinkman with Wendy Woo, Adrienne O

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