So much to do this week in Fort Collins. Here is a daily rundown of the best in music this week.
Song Writers Workshop:
A gathering of songwriters in Fort Collins at the Music District on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for the purpose of giving/receiving feedback on new songs, creating deadlines to write new songs, building comradery, networking, and meeting collaborators and fellow writers.
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2eIdiSI
Dome Lab Meetup
Dome Lab at FCMoD is an open meetup for anyone who wants to stretch their creativity in the dome. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, DJ, VJ, photographer, or even a programmer this is for you! Dome Lab is open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types so bring your creativity and #doitinadome!
Musician’s Help Desk: Building Your Audience Away from Home Our band in residence, Parsonsfield will be joining the conversation with a wealth of experience touring and building audiences across the globe. Come with your own experience, burning questions, or just bring lunch and hang out while we shake down this conundrum for DIY, independent, touring bands.
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2w71a28
Finger picking workshop with Jared Janzen:
Free at The Music District. Bring your acoustic guitar for an interactive clinic and performance on percussive finger style playing. Join local musician Jared Janzen as he shares his original techniques, tunings, and insights into writing. After some demonstration, the group will work together to improve their skills. After the workshop, Jared will be performing an hour long set.
Jared Janzen is a Fort Collins, Colorado native whose music is new and intriguing to listen to. His main style emphasis is contemporary finger style guitar with singing, blending traditional genres such as folk, r&b, and rock into one. Influences include Andy Mckee, Michael Hedges, James Taylor, Ray LaMontagne and much more. He plays in Blue Taboo, Breakfast for Dinner, and also collaborates with several artists in the Fort Collins and Boston, MA areas. In spring of 2015, he released a solo EP titled “Truth”, and plans to release new music this year. His band, Blue Taboo, also plans to release their second album this coming summer. Jared has performed at many venues throughout his musical career on the front range, has been teaching private guitar and vocal lessons for 5 years, and has 6 years of studio experience. Jared is currently attending Berklee School of Music in Boston, and will be going on his first solo tour this summer.
Concert with Skylar Grey:
Head to New Belgium Brewing for a special release party with five-time Grammy Award-Nominated multiplatinum singer, songwriter Skylar Grey. Doors open at 7PM with The Other Black opening. Free Admission.
The Deer with Paul Dehaven of Paper Bird:
Head to the Downtown Artery where Vocalist Grace Park (formerly Grace Rowland) fronted acoustic trio The Blue Hit. With guitarist/producer Michael McLeod (Good Field), upright bassist Jesse Dalton (Green Mountain Grass), and drummer Alan Eckert (Dimitri’s Ascent), The Deer create a tonal landscape that blooms into orchestral depths. Their debut album, An Argument For Observation, represents their formation as a songwriting endeavor known as Grace Park & The Deer. They began touring and collaborating as a group, and changed their name to The Deer. Their second album, On the Essence of the Indomitable Spirit reflects their union, and is dedicated to the memory of their friend and backup singer. They continue to write and tour, and are currently recording a third album, due in Spring 2016. More at www.thedeer.org.
The Weekend: New West Fest
There is something for everyone. There is so much music in Fort Collins. Please explore more resources to find exaclty what makes your heart beat.