The Acoustic Guitar Project
Noah Wilson, Hallie Spoor, Ethan Griggs + Sonder Ensemble, Cooper Kaminsky, Kaitlyn "KDubbs" Williams
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Acoustic Guitar Project
The Acoustic Guitar Project is a global music platform—and concert series—that motivates musicians to write an original song and record it live in one week.
Here's how it works:
1. We choose a city and a local musician and provide them with an acoustic guitar.
2. That musician has one week to write an original song and record it live. No editing is allowed. They have to record it as many times as needed to get it just right.
3. When the musician is finished, they sign the guitar and pass it on to the next musician in that city. When that city’s guitar reaches 10 musicians, there is a concert and every musician plays the song they wrote for the project.
Here's are list of current participating cities:
Noah Evan Wilson is a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter. His latest single Lost in Seoul marks the beginning of a new chapter as his first release under his full name. The song was written partly in South Korea and in Denver, Colorado. Lost in Seoul sets the stage for Wilson's upcoming work by echoing the spirit of classic folk and Americana with modern sounds and contemplative poetic lyrics.
Hallie Spoor is a singer/songwriter from Denver Colorado, based in Denver, CO. Hallie’s voice is her main instrument, however she accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, piano, and ukulele. She spent the summer in Nashville, TN in 2012, where she began singing at open-mic nights, bars, and backyard barbecues. This experience was formative: she fell in love with songwriting. Hallie’s motivation to continue songwriting is to create art that will relate to others’ human experiences, and above all, to tell her truth.
Ethan Griggs + Sonder Ensemble
Ethan Griggs + Sonder Ensemble is a bright, fresh power trio (in its current form) coming down from a Mile High in Denver. Focusing the energy of psychedelic rock bands like Cream and Tame Impala and fusing it with the surrealistic song craft of Bob Dylan, R.E.M. and Bon Iver, the group is starting to hash out a name for itself in the Denver music scene. As a trio, they provide an interesting alternative to the full-scale lush arrangements on Griggs’ recorded work, like his 2016 Transient EP. Now working on a follow-up to be released in fall of '18, Griggs’s songwriting has been praised by the likes of Todd Rundgren (who he’s opened for), Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, and Colorado’s own music statesman Chris Daniels. A group that celebrates "grouped individuality”, Ethan Griggs + Sonder Ensemble look forward to turning on your mind.
Cooper Kaminsky is a lover of the moonlight and a craftsman of word and sound. He is inspired and musically influenced by the sounds of Indie Rock, Swing, and Folk/Americana. Cooper is based in Denver, CO, Boston, MA where he attended the prestigious Berklee College Of Music, and New York City.
Aside from his solo work, Cooper is also a distinguished actor and performer. He has performed in over 30 music theatre productions throughout his ongoing career. Favorite credits include: Lockstock in ‘Urinetown’, Hysterium in ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum’. Cooper’s Berklee musical theatre credits: Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’, Edna Turnblad in ‘Hairspray’, Margaret Mead/Tribe in ‘Hair’, and Hanschen Rilow in ‘Spring Awakening’. Cooper has performed at venues including: The Laughing Goat, The Mercury Cafe, (Denver) All Asia, Life Alive Café, Outpost 186, and the Berklee Performance Center (Boston.) Cooper is also a magician, and an activist in the LGBT community.
Cooper Kaminsky blends music, poetry, and performance into a beautiful love affair with art, engaging anyone that chooses to listen.
Kaitlyn "KDubbs" Williams
If I'm seventeen today... soon I'll be eighteen, but that doesnt matter. Music is bread, created, and inspired through ANYONE and ANYTHING.
I sing because I'm happy. I sing because I'm sad. I sing because the sun is shining. I sing because I can.