Whether presenting established stars or up-and-comers, Swallow Hill Music is proud of our longstanding tradition of supporting Colorado artists.
As we move into our 41st year, we keep that tradition going with winter concerts that promise to keep our theaters filled with music, creativity, and community.
On Saturday, December 7 we are excited to present Wolf Van Elfmand in Tuft Theatre with a special album release concert geared for kids of all ages. Wolf, who teaches Little Swallows early childhood education classes as part of our Community Outreach Programs, is bringing the full band to perform songs off his new album Music for Minors (Ages 3 to 300).
On January 25, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore play Daniels Hall with the incomparable Mary Flower. These three are not only longtime friends and collaborators, but longtime contributors and supporters of Swallow Hill Music as well. Whenever Mollie, Rich, or Mary plays Swallow Hill we view it as a homecoming of sorts, and we aim to make them feel comfortable!
Then, on March 28, Thunder and Rain takes the Daniels Hall stage to celebrate the release of their latest album, Passing in the Night. Founded in Golden, the quartet has built a large following along the Front Range and beyond in recent years with their heartfelt mix of old time, country, bluegrass, folk and jam band music to create a sound all their own.
Tickets for these concerts and more are on sale now. Complete details can be found below. Thank you for supporting live music in Denver with Swallow Hill!
FULL EVENT DETAILS
Wolf Van Elfmand
Wolf Van Elfmand – Music For Minors (Ages 3 to 300) in Tuft Theatre
Saturday, December 7 at 11am; $8 advance
December 12th will be the worldwide release of Music for Minors (Ages 3 to 300), Wolf Van Elfmand’s first record for folks big and small; a satirical, feel-good album for the whole family. While being a songwriter on the Colorado scene for over a decade, Wolf has also been working as a board-certified music therapist since 2014. Wolf’s experiences working with children as well as inspiration from other folk-based kid’s records such as Not for Kids Only and Songs for Aging Children inspired him to write and produce Music for Minors. Wolf is bringing a full-band to Tuft Theatre for this one, so bring the whole family and let the good times roll!
Friday, January 3 at 8pm; $15 advance, $17 day of show Jason Eady will showcase his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that highlights the gritty elegance of his songwriting. Courtney Patton is a storyteller. She’s also a mother, a wife, a producer, a singer, a songwriter, a tour-van driver, a musician and also a world-traveler when she’s touring across the globe. But to anyone lucky enough to be sitting in the audience, she is the consummate storyteller.
Long time musical compadres Mollie O’Brien, Rich Moore and Mary Flower have made much music together. During their 40 years of friendship their musical odysseys have taken them individually and collectively down the road, from swing to blues to folk to country. Along the way they’ve formed a lifelong empathic path, where their songs and friendship lead the way to an unforgettable evening of great music.
Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono in Daniels Hall
Sunday, January 26 at 7pm; $32 advance, $34 day of show Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music. Each became an icon in the 1970s, both at the creative forefront as Hawaiian music reinvented itself. They have continued to lead the way for over 4 decades. Touring together, Keola & Henry have been greeted by wildly enthusiastic audiences, celebrating their original songs that have become beloved contemporary Hawaiian classics.
Thunder and Rain w/ Grace Clark Band in Daniels Hall
Saturday, March 28 at 8pm; $18 advance, $20 day of show
An angelic voice soars over a blanket of acoustic sound, living somewhere in between folk, country, bluegrass, and pop. The voice, belonging to band leader and songwriter Erinn Peet Lukes, sings lyrics that speak honestly about matters of the heart. The songs, along with the highest level of musicianship from the rest of the band, have captured audiences young and old, internationally and across the USA.
Thunder and Rain will release their third album, Passing in the Night, at Swallow Hill Music in Denver. They band will take to the Daniel’s Hall stage, joined by Grace Clark Band. Come celebrate the release of the band’s latest effort!