Samantha Fish plays the Oriental Theater in North Denver on Thursday, February 6. Samantha is fresh off releasing her latest album, Kill Or Be Kind. Critics have praised her for coloring her electric blues-based music with shades of soul, country, and pop. In its review, Offbeat praises Samantha, writing “The totality of her versatility, expression, solid guitar skills and on-stage prowess fuse into a dynamic package.”
The next night, Jesca Hoop takes the stage in Daniels Hall. Her latest album, Stonechild, was released earlier this year, garnering acclaim as well. The New York Times writes “Hoop has made her quietest, most contemplative studio album,” but that mood allows her to display a voice which can range from “cozy intimacy to conversational familiarity to steely resolve to banshee proclamation.”
Chuck Prophet looks to wake some rock ‘n’ roll ghosts in Daniels Hall on Friday, February 28. In its review of his latest album, Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins, Pop Matters praises Chuck for remaining a restless and vital performer who gives his all no matter how large or small the audience. They go on to say “Chuck Prophet is the kind of rock star we need more of… a sonic chameleon; curious, amused, angry, seductive, and sincere.”
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Samantha Fish at the Oriental Theater
Thursday, February 6 at 8pm; $25 advance, $27 day of show
Anyone who has ever seen Samantha Fish knows she has earned a place in the top rank of contemporary blues guitarists, and that her voice can wring the soul out of a ballad and belt out a rocker with roof-shaking force. And, rest reassured, those virtues are fully in evidence on her latest album, Kill or Be Kind. She displays the kind of songwriting that emerges when raw talent is leavened by experience and aspiration, and when a committed artist genuinely has something to say. The Oriental Theater is located at 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212.
Jesca Hoop in Daniels Hall
Friday, February 7 at 8pm; $20 advance, $22 day of show
Returning in support of her hugely acclaimed fifth album, Stonechild, the California-born, UK-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Jesca Hoop remains a uniquely intriguing, idiosyncratic and compelling performer. With her roots in folk and Americana, Jesca continually pushes at the boundaries of what is possible within those traditions, creating songs that twist and turn, constantly surprising, and delightful and disturbing in equal measures.
Jews Do the Trinity: Cohen / Dylan / Simon at Temple Emanuel
Sunday, February 9 at 7pm; $22 advance, $24 day of show
The folks who put together the hugely popular “Jews Do” series are back with Jews Do the Trinity, a musical tribute to Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon by musicians who happen to be Jewish. The all-star lineup includes Rabbi Joe Black, Carla Sciaky, Katie Glassman, Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe, Steve Brodsky, Liat, Kolby Morris-Dahary, Greg Schochet, Rabbi Jack Gabriel, Rabbi Jamie Arnold, David Ross, and many more. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this heartfelt evening of works from the canon of three of the most beloved and influential singer-songwriters in pop music. Temple Emanuel is located at 51 Grape St, Denver, CO 80220.
Chuck Prophet in Daniels Hall
Friday, February 28 at 8pm, $22 advance, $24 day of show
Chuck Prophet describes his latest album Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins as “California Noir.” He says, “the state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it’s the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Doomed love, inconsolable loneliness, rags to riches to rags again, and fast-paced violence are always on the menu on the Left Coast.”
Ross Newell in Tuft Theatre
Friday, February 28 at 8pm; $14 advance, $16 day of show
Ross Newell can usually be seen and heard as the lead singer and songwriter in The Mulligan Brothers from Mobile AL – his song writing weaves heartfelt tales of love and loss into complex yet comforting storytelling, the combination of which will leave you nostalgic for something (or someone) that you can’t quite put your finger on. With a remarkable universality, you could as easily imagine the tales spilling from the mouth of a storied, laugh-lined old man as his teenage grandson grieves his first heartbreak. He sings and plays about where they’ve been in a way that makes us all realize we’ve been there, too. Ross plans to release a new single on January 1, with a new album following in the spring.
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