When it comes to the music lover in your life, this holiday season, why not give them the bird? As in with a gift from Swallow Hill Music.
With that in mind, here are some gift ideas for the music lover…
…who already has everything
Swallow Hill Music gift certificates are perfect. Use them for classes, workshops, (most) concerts, and merchandise.* Swallow Hill gift certificates are easy to purchase, simply choose the amount you want to give and that hard-to-shop-for music lover can do the rest!
…who loves living legends
Tickets for the David Bromberg Quintet at the L2 Church on Tuesday, January 16. David’s incredible career spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and Jerry Garcia.
Or, Jorma Kaukonen: Solo. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Jorma is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna, and you can see him in Denver, solo, on February 19 at the L2 Church.
…who loves to meet new people
Play with a group! We have ensembles for everything from Cajun to the Beatles. For intermediate to advanced players. Might we suggest Pickin’ On Tom Petty, or the Will The Circle Be Unbroken Bluegrass Ensemble, or the Acoustic Blues Ensemble?
Find our full listing of ensemble class offerings here.
…who wants to take on a new challenge
Learn how to play an instrument! Our Core program is where you’ll learn the foundations of your instrument. If you’re a very beginner, our 1-A classes start with tuning, holding an instrument, basic chords. If you have more experience, feel free to jump in later in the program! Core classes are taught for Guitar, Voice, Ukulele, Fiddle, Harmonica, Piano, Banjo, and Mandolin.
…who loves a good deed
In 2017, we made over 19,500 musical connections through our educational outreach programs. 11,000 of this total were with Colorado students in the p-12 system. In 2018 we plan to increase our impact and work with 52 classrooms in under resourced communities, where we’ll reach 832 kids, creating 22,336 musical connections in our Denver community. We need your support to make it happen! A donation to Swallow Hill in the name of your music lover helps ensure the growth of our outreach programs. You can donate online here.
…who loves catching tomorrow’s legends today
The Secret Sisters latest album, You Don’t Own Me Anymore, is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Folk Album category. Their haunted harmonies and stories will sink into your bones, leaving you eagerly awaiting each song. See The Secret Sisters in Daniels Hall on Thursday, January 25.
Patrick Dethlef’s songwriting crests like a humble Townes Van Zandt, innocent of his own haunting melodies and lyricism. His music offers folk Americana with effortless sincerity at a time when many acts strive purposefully to revive the stripped-down feel of a musical history long past. Patrick performs in Tuft Theatre on Saturday, January 20.
…who loves Swallow Hill
Show off your Swallow Hill love with a Baseball Tee, Hoodie, or Cap. You can purchase these items at our Yale Ave. location.
*Gift certificates cannot be used for items in the cafe or to purchase tickets for concerts at Denver Botanic Gardens. If you have questions, please ask at the front desk before purchasing!