Concerts

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Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Fri, May 22 @  8pm

Nearly a decade after folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride on Wassaic Way.

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The Denver Moth – StorySLAM

Theme: Adventure

Fri, May 22 @  7:30pm

The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme.

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The Big Fat Barry Brown Show And Dessert Bar

"Top of the Hill" Faculty Concert Series

Sat, May 23 @  7pm

The Big Fat Barry Show and Dessert Bar is billed as “an evening of song, story and sweets.” Along with music director Mitch Samu, Brown celebrates popular music and musical theater with an eclectic mix that ranges from Broadway to Disney to American Idol.

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The Waterboys

At The Arvada Center

Sun, May 24 @  7:30pm

“People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott, a grin in his voice. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting.

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James McMurtry

At The Oriental Theater

Wed, May 27 @  8pm

“James McMurtry is one of my very few favorite songwriters on Earth and these days he's working at the top of his game,” says Americana all-star Jason Isbell. “He has that rare gift of being able to make a listener laugh out loud at one line and choke up at the next.

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Finnders & Youngberg

w/ The Sweet Lillies

Fri, May 29 @  8pm

Each member of Finnders & Youngberg brings a variety of influences and talent to the table. Guitarist Mike Finders (pronounced finnders) is a two‐time winner of the Merlefest Songwriting Contest, providing the band with richly original songs and lead vocals.

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Rich Moore and Thad Beckman

Fri, May 29 @  8pm

From the David Letterman Show, Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble and festivals, theaters and clubs throughout The USA, Canada and Europe Thad Beckman has been entertaining audiences far and wide.

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Frazey Ford

w/ John Craigie

Sat, May 30 @  8pm

The root of all soul music is freedom-sheer abandon. It's about luxuriating in the emotions that make us all human. No wonder singer Frazey Ford placed her ear to the earth and tapped into that lush tradition to give voice to her own stories on her newest release, "Indian Ocean".

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Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Sat, May 30 @  8pm

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Bethesda, Maryland natives Peter and Will Anderson at a very young age were drawn to the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and John Coltrane.

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Open Stage

Thu, May 28 @  7pm

Got a song you’ve just got to share? Come play at our open stage! Sign-ups are at 6:00.

$1 at door

Music School

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Learn the Didjeridu

w/ Michael Stanwood

Thu, May 21 @  7pm

Learn to make sounds on this wonderful ancient instrument, while paying deep respect to the Aboriginal culture from which it comes. The second half of this workshop will address circular breathing with multiple exercises to help you in your practice, but most of all have fun!

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Circle Singing

w/ Ellen Hertzman

Sat, May 23 @  3pm

Circle Singing is a spontaneous, improvisational community singing experience.

Free and open to all!

Guitar Setup And Maintenance

w/ Chris (Citrus) Sauthoff

Sat, May 23 @  11am

Learn how to keep your guitar playing well. Bring a set of strings and we will re-string your guitar. Then learn how to set it up to make sure it's playing properly. Basic adjustments of truss rods, fretboard cleaning, and maintenance will be covered.

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Intro to Guitar Workshop

w/ Aaron McCloskey

Sat, May 23 @  1:30pm

Schedule too complicated to commit to 8 weeks of lessons? Don't know if you will enjoy learning the guitar? Try our Intro to Guitar Workshop. No previous music or guitar experience needed, and in just one session you will learn the basics and 1 song to take home with you.

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Intro to Guitar Workshop @ Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 23 @  9:30am

Schedule too complicated to commit to 8 weeks of lessons? Don't know if you will enjoy learning the guitar? Try our Intro to Guitar Workshop. No previous music or guitar experience needed, and in just one session you will learn the basics and 1 song to take home with you.

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Intro to Ukulele Workshop – Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 23 @  2pm

Schedule too complicated to commit to 8 weeks of lessons? Don't know if you will enjoy learning the ukulele? Try our Intro to Ukulele Workshop. No previous music or ukulele experience needed, and in just one session you will learn the basics and 1 song to take home with you.

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Scales, Modes, Chords & More

w/ Dustin Adams

Sat, May 23 @  1pm

Open to instrumentalists and singers! Learn about the melodic and harmonic foundations of music. Learn about the modes and scales used in music around the world and how chords and harmony are derived from them.

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If You Can Talk, You Can Sing!

w/ Marissa Russo

Wed, May 27 @  6pm

Learn pitch matching techniques and the basics of breath control, proper singing posture, proper singing diction, and vocal techniques to help you let your sound out!

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Denver Ukelele Community

w/ Doug Brown

Sat, May 30 @  10:30am

The Denver Uke Community is open to all ukulele players of any skill level. Held on the 3rd and 5th Saturday of every month in our Cafe, ukulele players get together and share songs in a supportive, group setting.

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Pedals and How to Use Them – Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 30 @  9:30am

Discuss different pedal sounds, functions and importance. Address the differences between analog and digital pedals, pedal order and a few tips to keep your tone as pure as possible.

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Guitar And Ukulele Maintenance – Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 30 @  2pm

Learn some simple steps to keeping your guitar or ukulele looking, feeling and sounding its best.

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Shady Grove Season Passes On Sale Now!

Join us this summer as we enjoy great live music in the fresh mountain air at the Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile Historic Park. Bring a picnic and your family and take part in this summer tradition that’s been happening for almost two decades. New this year! 2015 Shady Grove Picnic Series Season Pass. Available ONLY to members of Swallow Hill Music and Four Mile Historic Park.

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Front Row Podcast

feat. Dominick Leslie

Dominick Leslie is a mandolin virtuoso who hails from Evergreen, Colorado. He is know for his mandolin work with the acclaimed band "The Deadly Gentlemen" as well as "Missy Raines and the New Hip" and many many more. Martin and Dominick talk abotu the mandolin as an instrument, the Berklee School of Music in Boston and much much more. Enjoy!!!

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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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