Winter Brew Fest
January 23 & 24, 2015 – 7 pm. VIP access begins at 6 pm.
Mile High Station (map)
The Denver Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. microbrews and feature live local music, food, and more. Proceeds from this event benefit Swallow Hill Music.
Buy a ticket & join us for:
- Samplings of 100+ Craft Brews
- Unique vendors & wares
- Silent auction fun
- Live music by local artists Tallgrass (Jan 23) and The Dirty Femmes (Jan 24)
Raised by wolves, taught by squirrels, enemy of the owl – Tallgrass sings songs of happiness and sorrow.
This trio brings gravel road vocals, quick-picked guitar, and a rhythm section with stomping ground sound. Influenced by old-timey sounds while digging through new-timey notes, they write and perform homemade auditory originals. Three-part harmonies backed by drums, bass, guitar, and banjo sit on music’s front porch, ready to play.
Brothers Adam and Austin Morford formed Tallgrass with longtime friend Matt Skinner during May of 2011. Their debut album, God, Sin, Whiskey, and Women, was released in the summer of 2012. Since then they’ve been in the studio working on their sophomore album, Better Than Medicine, which was released in early February 2014. In the band’s relatively short existence they’ve shared the stage with President Barack Obama, Melissa Etheridge, Sublime with Rome, The White Buffalo, The Ben Miller Band, Head for the Hills, and Whitewater Ramble, among others.
The Dirty Femmes
Jen Korte first had the idea to start The Dirty Femmes 5 years ago but quickly realized she didn’t have the chops or the musicians she needed to pull it off. So she put the idea on the back burner for some day when she knew it would be the right time. Finding out that 2012 was the 30 year anniversary of the recording of the platinum debut album,”Violet Femmes,” she knew the time was now.
Jen quickly sent out to find a rhythm section that could handle the audacity of Brian Ritchie’s well known bass playing style and the complicated sounds of Victor DeLorenzo’s minimalist drum kit. Now enter Neil Mitchell and Andy Bercaw who back her with the same truculent musical styling that the Violent Femmes possess. Shortly after their debut show, they received a call from Gordon Gano asking about the project and have been seen performing with him in and around Denver over the past few months.