Sam Holt Band w/ The Robby Wicks Band and Dan Walker
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Sam Holt Band
Sweet, lowdown, and introspective, Sam Holt writes rock songs that are heartfelt and poignant expressions of life experiences that reflect his southern roots. Holt is well known for his guitar tech skills for the late Michael Houser of Widespread Panic, and for his own national touring band Outformation.
Sam Holt is ready to put his own name front and center with the newly assembled Sam Holt Band, which is anchored by Holt's distinguished guitar technique – no pick, all thumb! Sam Holt Band brings a hypnotic amalgam of outlaw twang, southern power pop, and face-melting hard rock riff-age. "I really just write from my heart. The music is out there, if I can get out of my own way it's easier for a song to form," says Sam.
Born in Nashville, TN, Holt spent his youth surrounded by southern rock. The first bands Sam remembers liking were The Charlie Daniels Band and Elvis Presley. Once his mom brought home KISS Alive II, he knew music would be a major part of his life. Graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in recording engineering Sam went to work at Soundcheck in Nashville. In 2000, Holt became the guitar tech for Michael Houser of the wildly popular Athens, GA band Widespread Panic.
Houser was impressed with Sam's skills and told him should be playing his own music. Sadly, Houser passed away in August of 2002 after a courageous struggle with pancreatic cancer. Sam continued to tech for Widespread Panic, and made frequent onstage appearances playing lead guitar on the Summer 2006 tour. These shows were highly valued by Panic's die-hard fan base.
Armed with that experience and Mike's encouraging words, Sam started the Atlanta, GA based band Outformation with Lee Schwartz on drums and Grady Upchurch on bass. Outformation toured for five years and recorded three albums: Tennessee Before Daylight (2005), Traveler's Rest (2007) and Fastburn (2009). In 2010, the members of Outformation went their separate
Holt moved to Colorado and became a part of the vibrant Colorado music scene forming The Sam Holt Band. Michael "Spanky" McCluer on bass, Adam Stern on pedal steel and guitar, and Andy Clapp on drums are adding fresh colors and textures to Holt's catalog of material. Sam notes, "I'm so lucky to have hooked up with these guys. They are such burning players, and I totally trust them in any situation." Gaining momentum quickly, the Sam Holt Band has gathered a loyal following playing throughout Colorado. On the horizon in 2012 are an album and national tour. "We've got a lot of new material. Going in the studio to capture it is something I'm really excited about," adds the down to earth Southerner.
Sam Holt Band is:
Sam Holt / Vocals & Guitar
Spanky McCluer / Bass & Vocals
Adam Stern / Pedal Steel & Guitar
Andy Clapp / Drums
The Robby Wicks Band
"THE ROBBY WICKS BAND
The Robby Wicks Band is a six-piece rock band based out of Denver, CO. The folk, soul-rock sound is created with tight percussion, intricate guitar work, melodic bass, and soulful lyrics and melody. Although still young, the six have been playing music together and separately in Colorado for over 10 years. The musical camaraderie shows with their ability to put soulful, original songs together with energy and precision.
The band released their debut album “Songs From The Biltmore” on July 6, 2013."
Daniel Lawrence Walker
Dan Walker has an organic approach to creating and performing live acoustic music. Groove oriented and soul bound, his music has earned him opportunities to support Martin Sexton, Livingston Taylor, Merle Haggard, Roseanne Cash and Slaid Cleaves.
Continually working the gig schedule, he has received much praise for his voice and guitar picking. As one article has it “Dan Walker is quite simply one of the finest singer/songwriters on the Seacoast.He's got a voice that belongs smack-dab in the middle of popular radio's programming. A furious picker and relentless strummer with a knack of turning the body of his acoustic guitar into a glorified hand-drum, Walker is the real deal.”
Dan has written, recorded and produced 3 full length CD's and his next release is due out in 2013. People who have found his music, love it. Walker's music is so good, and so accessible.
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