Andy Hamilton & the Rocky Mountain Contraband, Luke Callen
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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A staple of the New Nashville scene of progressive indie-country artists, Michaela Anne is a writer with narrative depth and a timeless voice, who can honky-tonk with the best of them. Since relocating to Nashville (after several years living and performing in Brooklyn), Michaela Anne has achieved new creative heights on her latest release, Bright Lights and the Fame. The album's catchy, complex songwriting and twangy poise yielded widespread critical praise from NPR, The New York Times, Noisey, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum, and others. The album features guest cameos from Rodney Crowell, Cory Chisel, and Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers).
Andy Hamilton & the Rocky Mountain Contraband
Sometimes it takes a couple turns round the yard to fully realize your potential. Andy Hamilton grew up with an appreciation for country greats such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Conway Twitty. But it wasn't till 2014 he decided to throw his hat into the ring and put together his own country band.
Comprised of Colorado and Wyoming musicians, the Rocky Mountain Contraband incorporates a traditional lineup with guitar, pedal steel and fiddle at the forefront.
Luke Callen is a hard-driving, finger-style guitar picker originally from the small river town of La Crosse, WI-in the heart of the Driftless region. Pulling from the traditions of American folk, blues, and country music, Luke has one foot in the past and one foot in the here and now. Echoing the voices of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Townes Van Zandt, Luke crafts songs of people, places, and time in all of its forms.
From the Mississippi Valley, learning by ear the songs of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, to campfires, classrooms, honky tonks and clubs across the country, Luke brings his humble sense of humor and humanity to any ear that will listen. With his guitars, harmonicas, and banjo in tow, Luke has played hundreds of shows spanning both coasts, the American west, south and heartland. He has had the opportunity to provide support for Dom Flemons, The Dustbowl Revival, Kacy & Clayton, James McMurtry, Whiskey Shivers, Charlie Parr, The Lowest Pair, The Last Revel, Lilly Hiatt, Chicago Farmer, and Robbie Fulks among others.
“I’ll Take it With Me” revels in the past while ever existing in the here and now. It’s sound is reminiscent of the timeless coffeehouse recordings; Townes Van Zandt, Dave Van Ronk, John Prine, and Blaze Foley come to mind”- Big Takeover-Brooklyn, NY