Concerts

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Henhouse Prowlers

w/ Casey Hrdlicka Trio

Fri, Feb 27 @  8pm

Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own.

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Pieta Brown

Fri, Feb 27 @  8pm

Although the Alabama-bred, Iowa-based Brown's quietly riveting tunes and gritty, charismatic performing style resist easy categorization, they've helped her to win a fiercely loyal international fan base that extends to many of her fellow artists.

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The Librarian and The Banjo

Film Screening and Q & A

Sat, Feb 28 @  8pm

The inspiring true story of music librarian Dena Epstein who labored 25 years to document the musical contributions of African slaves to the New World.

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David Wilcox

Sat & Sun, Mar 6 & 7 @  8pm

David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter, as well as a celebrated songwriter and creator of more than 18 albums.

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Take Down The Door

Sat, Mar 7 @  8pm

With nothing but stellar musicianship from all five of its members, Take Down the Door takes the stage with a variety of dance tunes and songs from Ireland and her diaspora. With an impressively high-energy traditional sound that is guaranteed to make you want to join in the fun, Take Down the Door is ready to get the party started.

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Michael Hinckley

Thu, Mar 5 @  7:30pm

A native of Omaha, NE, Michael played guitar and fronted groups in the local music scene before he traded the openness of the plains for the majesty of the Rockies.

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Old Fashioned Hootenanny

Fri, Mar 6 @  7pm

An old-fashioned hootenanny is the best possible place to learn new songs and new licks, and to hear old songs performed in entirely new ways.

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Music School

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Beginning Yodeling

w/ Liz Masterson

Sun, March 1 @  11am

In this class you'll learn all the basics of Western yodeling from Jimmie Rodgers to Roy Rogers and plenty in between.

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Intermediate Yodeling

w/ Liz Masterson

Sun, March 1 @  1pm

For students who have taken Liz’s Beginning Class, or feel they already know how to yodel; expand your yodeling technique and pattern.

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Circle Singing

w/ Ellen Hertzman

Sat, Mar 7 @  3pm

Circle Singing is a spontaneous, improvisational community singing experience, a little bit like a

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Guitar Boot Camp

w/ Chris (Citrus) Sauthoff

Sat, Mar 7 @  11am

Get the basic training on how to make yourself a better guitar player in this hard-core, guided practice session

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Intro to Harmonica Workshop

w/ Clay Kirkland

Sat, Mar 7 @  11am

Schedule too complicated to commit to 8 weeks of lessons? Don't know if you will enjoy learning the harmonica? Try our Intro to Harmonica Workshop.

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Intro To Music Theory @ Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, Mar 7 @  9:30am

This workshop will provide an introduction to music theory: reading music notation, counting time signatures, building chords, and more.

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The Art Of Aftobeat Guitar @ Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, Mar 7 @  2pm

This workshop will explore the various styles of afrobeat guitar- tenor and rhythm, as well as the counterpoint tenor guitar, and how they work together. This workshop will also discuss polyrhythms and how Afrobeat came to be from influences of funk, jazz, and highlife music.

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Performance Session

w/ Justin Francoeur

Sat, Mar 7 @  2pm

Free and open to all! Bring songs you’ve been working on and perform them in a group setting!

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Solo Techniques For Ukelele

w/ Casey Cormier

Sat, Mar 7 @  10am

The ukulele can be much more than a strum-and-sing instrument in the hands of a practiced player. Learn scales, riffs, and just enough music theory to take solos and add lead breaks the next time you jam with your friends!

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Jazz Jam

w/ Josh Maxey

Sun, Mar 8 @  12pm

Our jazz jam is a great place to explore jazz in a fun, no pressure setting.We play songs from the

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Bluegrass Jam

w/ Josh Maxey

Sun, Mar 8 @  2pm

Our bluegrass jam is a place for you to try a song out that you've been working on or learn new songs that you've never heard.

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Intro To Frame Drumming

w/ Brian Nelson

Sun, Mar 8 @  11am

This workshop offers an introduction to basic techniques on the North African frame drum or "tar." Students will also be introduced to the rhythmic counting system of Southern India with an emphasis on basic rhythmic phrases three, four, five, and seven and limb independence.

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Jam Primer For Harmonica: Muddy Waters

w/ Clay Kirkland

Sun, Mar 8 @  11am

Let's learn to jam on classic Muddy Waters tunes! Knowledge overcomes fear and this workshop fills the gap between the classroom and getting out there with other folks in a jam setting.

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Front Row Podcast

feat. Jake Schepps

Jake’s new record “Entwined” features classical works composed specifically for a “Bluegrass Quintet” of instruments. Martin and Jake discuss exploring new musical ground, the music business and reimagining traditions.

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About Swallow Hill Music

Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a nonprofit community for musicians and music lovers who appreciate the ability of music to bring people together. As a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music, Swallow Hill Music enhances Colorado’s cultural vitality and is a model for experiential music schools and performance spaces across the country. The organization serves more than 135,000 people through its school, outreach programming and concerts annually. Swallow Hill Music also presents and produces concerts at a wide range of venues across Denver.

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