“I realized I had a little bit of something to say,” singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian recently told Rolling Stone, “not necessarily for anybody else, but they were starting to feel special to me.”
Azniv, who records and performs as Bedouine, was describing how she started to find a creative space for herself as a songwriter. Born in Syria and of Armenian descent, but living in Los Angeles since she was ten, Bedouine knows a thing or two about creating a space to find oneself creatively, even if it took her some time to see herself as an artist.
Once listeners started to take note after her self-titled 2017 debut album, Bedouine cemented her place as an emerging musical force earlier this year with her follow-up album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy.
Her outwardly gentle folk has garnered her comparisons to Joni Mitchell, and coveted tour spots with the likes of Father John Misty, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and José Gonzalez, for whom she opened this summer at Denver Botanic Gardens.
The gentleness is disarming, though. As Pitchfork noted in their review of Killjoy, “Bedouine has a beckoning quality, a distance that masks the emotion brewing just beneath the surface.” Rolling Stone called the album “a stately set of originals that cements her status as a vital contemporary folk storyteller unencumbered by genre.”
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Christy Wessler’s Holiday Sing Along in Daniels Hall
Saturday, December 7 at 7pm; Kids $10, adults $14
Long a tradition at Swallow Hill Music, Christy Wessler’s 17th Annual Holiday Sing Along Concert is back this year in Swallow Hill’s Daniels Hall. “The Holiday show is a personal favorite and a fan favorite. I’m thrilled to bring it to Swallow Hill each year,” says Christy. She and her friends will ring in the Holiday Season with a rousing concert and sing-along of Christmas favorites, and Christy’s original songs.
Harry Tuft and Friends in Daniels Hall
Saturday, December 14 at 8pm; $21 advance, $23 day of show
Harry Tuft is pleased to announce he’s assembled an extraordinary group of super talented musicians to share the stage with him: Rich Moore, guitar; Glenn Taylor, pedal steel; Dexter Payne, reeds; Bill Rich, bass; Ed Contreras, percussion. Harry says “I will be working hard to keep up with these great guys, doing a variety of songs, some familiar, some new to me, and all with an eye to the fine accompaniment here.”
Sons and Brothers in Daniels Hall
Saturday, January 11 at 8pm; $21 advance; $23 day of show
Originally hailing from beautiful Westcliffe, CO, the Wolking Brothers, Mike, Aaron, and Joe have been making music together since 1999. Inspired by their late father, Frank Wolking, and featuring invaluable contributions from incredible players like the late Uncle Fred Wolking, Denver fiddle master Johnny Neill, the irrepressible percussion giant Brian McClure, and a host of others, Sons and Brothers continues to delight audiences with their trademark blend of Gospel, swing, country, bluegrass, and western music.
Bedouine in Daniels Hall
Saturday, February 1 at 8pm; $23 advance, $25 day of show
Bedouine has a sound. Sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Lithe guitar picking and precise lyrical excursions. That mesmerizing voice and phrasing. She never set out to be a singer in L.A., taking a zen approach to that part of her life, thinking that if it happens, it happens. “I just kept meeting the right people, who were professional musicians, and even though they were going on these big legitimate tours, they were still coming back to this amazing small scene, still demoing at home, and I immediately felt welcomed to join in on that. L.A. actually made me less jaded.”
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