Alright, Alright, Andrea von Kampen, Anthony Ruptak
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Alright Alright is an eclectic folk band who create powerful connections with audiences through honest stories performed with grit and heart. Influenced by a wide variety of musical genres and drawing on life experience gained from being married and parents, this vibrant duo has been building a catalogue of music since 2005. While China is a Vanderbilt-trained pianist with 30+ years of musical experience, Seth is a self-taught musician who relies on instinct and intuition. This unexpected combination takes listeners on an emotional journey they will want to take again and again.
Andrea von Kampen
"If heaven had a soundtrack, I think it would be Andrea von Kampen’s EP “Another Day.”"- Hear Nebraska
“The first thing you’ll notice about Andrea von Kampen’s “Let Me Down Easy” is her voice. It’s a yearning voice that soars far above her low, booming guitar. If her belting doesn’t get you, her vocal flips on the chorus of this break-up song will.” - NPR Music, Tiny Desk Contest
"We watched Andrea's video and we were instantly drawn in by the soulful sounds of her voice and guitar." - Delakoro
"The ability von Kampen possesses to move from soft, polished falsettos to loud, dynamic octave changes is simply incredible."- Hear Nebraska
Anthony Ruptak has never been content with doing things the way they should be done. Or rather, the way people expected him to do them.
Leaving his home at age seventeen with few possessions and a zealous drive, Ruptak began his journey into professional musicianship. He started by busking on the streets of Denver for enough cash to make it through the night, and soon migrated to the open-mic scene -- where he played six to seven nights per week, often doubling down on local mics in a single evening, for over a year. Once he began booking his own shows, Ruptak found himself at the point of no return and committed to persevering on his musical path.
Since then, Anthony's brother, Matt, enlisted himself into the group as an atypical percussionist in 2014 and joined in following the invisible glow that only the brothers could see.
Raised in the high mountains of Bailey, Colorado, Anthony Ruptak evolved from a junior high youth group singer to a studded-belt-wearing hardcore screamer, and then to a finger-picking folk artist and eventually an interpreter and manipulator of emotive sound. The songs he fashions are unique in their own right, but have been compared to the colors of Connor Oberst, Modest Mouse and Fionn Regan.
Ruptak performs with an ever-shifting cast of characters ranging from a stark and gripping solo performance to an ensemble of 10 or more musicians. At the root, there is Anthony and his brother. From playing the stickiest bar-corner gigs imaginable to some of the country's great concert halls and amphitheaters like Red Rocks, Ruptak's momentum harbors no hesitation. And he intends to take that train as far as it goes -- in continuing to run his songwriter open mic, in cultivating a welcoming, progressive musical spirit in Denver, and in his growing connection to the world and the people around him.
With a new EP due in July titled "Don't Let It Kill You", Anthony is more eager than ever to share his work with as many as will listen. His goal is to affect the hearts and minds of his audience and to bring them something they'll remember for years to come.
“Returned at last to nowhere
With moss and roots and my beard
I will shuffle off to home there
And meet you somewhere good”
*excerpt from the upcoming release: song-Eulogy ii*
$10.00 - $15.00