Saturday, Aug 17, 3:00-4:00pm: Wyatt Espalin, Alexa Wildish & Christopher Williams
So honored to be a part of this! Come see me play a few songs on Friday the 16th at 10:30- 12:30 :) on the Main Stage!
I will also be playing an in the round set either Saturday or Sunday at the Wildflower Pavillion! I will keep you up to date!
We’re excited to announce the 10 finalists who will perform Friday morning, August 16 at the 29th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival! We were inspired by the over 400 entries we received from around the world.
Caroline Cotter (Portland, ME)
Wyatt Espalin (Hiawassee, GA)
catherine the great (Roanoke, VA)
Rob Nance (Durham, NC)
Tim Ostdiek (Longmont, CO)
Lauren Pratt (Boston, MA)
Cole Scheifele (Boulder, CO)
Mike Stocksdale (Culver City, CA)
Alexa Wildish (Boulder, CO)
Christopher Williams (Nashville, TN)
[First Alternate] Luke Hawley (Sioux Center, IA)
[Second Alternate] Taylor Carson (Arlington, VA)
Hello Colorado Folk!
New show announced!
I will be opening for the incredibly talented, beautiful songwriter, Courtney Hartman at eTown in Boulder on June 8th!
Courtney is one of my favorite songwriters and it is such an honor to open for her at one of Boulder's most stunning and renown venues, eTown.
I would so love to see you there! Come and see me play some of my tunes to help open up the night and set the mood.
You can get tickets here
Here is the Facebook Event
Join us at eTown Hall for an intimate evening of music withCourtney Hartmancelebrating the release of her debut full-length record, Ready Reckoner! The night will start with an opening set byAlexa Wildishand feature a few very special guests.
Featuring: Jason Burger, Zoe Guigueno, Russell Durham and special guests
Purchase your ticket in advance and receive a digital download of Ready Reckoner on its release date, June 14.
Unlike eTown's Live Radio Show Tapings, our 'Homevibe & eTown present' series are uninterrupted full concerts that take place in eTown's solar-powered home in Boulder, CO, eTown Hall.
Show Start: 7:00pm
The debut album from singer/songwriter Courtney Hartman, Ready Reckoner opens with the
understated yet undeniable glory of “Hollow,” a track whose title traces back to her recent
fascination with the concept of resonance. “The definition is perfect: ‘a resounding from the sides
of a hollow instrument of music; a sound returned,’” says Hartman, who wrote “Hollow” while
walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage route across Spain. “This whole record
comes from a hollowing-out within myself—from being quiet and learning to listen again, allowing
space fora resonance.”
Born from purposeful self-examination, Ready Reckoner finds Hartman taking the helm as producer
transforming her most private ruminations into songs both bracingly intimate and magnificently
vast. In that process, the Loveland, Colorado-based artist worked in collaboration with co-producer
Shahzad Ismaily (a composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his work with Lou Reed and Tom
Waits) and assembled a close-knit community of musicians, including a number of her friends as
well as renowned guitarist Bill Frisell. Recorded mainly at Figure8 in Brooklyn and mixed by Tucker
Martine (Neko Case, My Morning Jacket), Ready Reckoner unfolds in extraordinarily detailed textures,
a nuanced yet wholly unpredictable sound equally given to moments of hushed simplicity,
improvisatory freedom, and flashes of symphonic splendor.
Alexa Wildish is a singer and songwriter who merges traditional folk music with refined vocal skill and technique. Now based in Boulder, Colorado, Alexa recently completed writing and recording music for her upcoming self-titled EP, recorded at Goosehead Palace in Nashville, Tennessee. Alexa grew up studying intensive classical voice and musical theater, eventually majoring in musical theater at Elon University. She was the lead vocalist on Holland America's World Cruise line for a year, singing weekly shows while traveling the world. This experience encouraged her to shift her focus from vocal performance to more authenticity in her music, leading to her writing and learning the craft of songwriting. Her voice having been featured on various records and commercials, Alexa continues to write and perform her own material, exploring the depths of her experience to bring her deepest truths to light. Her singing and songwriting has been influenced by and compared to, Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling. Alexa is a finalist in the upcoming 2019 Telluride Troubadour competition.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Working with the production company Mason Jar Music has a been a dream of mine for years. I am elated to get to fly to New York and work with top- quality musicians, visionary producers, and discerning engineers to actualize this profound aspiration of mine. Please join me on this adventure. Each one of you is an integral part of this enterprise, and I look forward to sharing my voice and heart with you.
I will be recording in August and I will keep you posted on my endeavors <3
Thank you for your support!
Here is my INDIEGOGO:
Totally looking forward to playing this show at Baere at 3:00 pm as part of the Underground Music Showcase in Denver!
I will be playing this show with a ton of other local musicians! It's going to be a stellar day!
PLEASE RSVP! WE DO NEED A HEAD COUNT!
As you may know, I am raising funds for my next project to work with Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, NY. I am working so hard to reach my goal, and so many of you have helped me tremendously so far!
As one final push for my last week of my IndieGogo Campaign (It ends 7/24) and as a great celebration, I am going to perform an intimate concert outdoors at a picturesque community permaculture farm in Lyons called Growing Eco Culture. (Thank you David and Lindsay Lord). The landscape is profound. I will be singing the music that I will be recording, so you get a sneak peek!
Kids are welcome!
I am so excited to announce my two opening acts! Jon Sousa on Celtic Guitar, and Russell Durham playing a solo violin set.
Jon Sousa: Jonsousamusic.com
Jon Sousa has been refining his skills as a student of music for over twenty-five years. Jon delights in continuing to expand his capacities in finger-style guitar and traditional Irish music to follow his own deep motivation to express the human spirit. He has dedicated his life to the study, performance and teaching of music to uncover what is most genuine within himself and others.
Russell Durham is a violinist, fiddler, string arranger, and record producer. (He is co-producing my record at MJM) He has performed and recorded with Feist, Andrew Bird, Roseanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Jon Batiste, and Josh Garrels, among others. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado where he is working on a solo project, as well as continuing to record and arrange for various artists
Here are the details you need to know:
*Doors at 6 pm: Come early to check out the insane beauty of this land, dip your feet into the water and see the amazing work this farm is doing!
*Show starts at 7 PM
*This is an OUTDOOR concert, please bring blankets, chairs, picnics (BYOB and BYO snacks), and whatever else you need to feel super comfortable.
*Please Carpool if you can!
Directions: From Boulder
Go North on Highway 36, Turn Left to stay on Highway 36, Go through Main Street, and Turn Right on US 36 West, Turn Left on To Apple Valley Road. Please Park at the turn off directly to the right of the bridge after you cross it and walk to the house, or alongside the road.
Address: 2052 Apple Valley Road, Lyons, 80540
PLEASE CARPOOL ♥
As you all know, this is part of the fundraising for my indiegogo.
Tickets are $25- Cash Preferred.
OR you can choose to donate to my Indiegogo at the Door. Any amount is accepted beyond the ticket price ♥ thank you!
I am so thrilled and energized to be playing these songs with the backdrop of the red rocks. It is going to be a truly special night and celebration. Please invite your friends and join in sharing music and admiring the land under the blanket of the colorado sky.
Let me know if you have any questions ♥
Here is my indiegogo:
Local Singer- songwriters come together for a special night on Monday January 22nd.
Carolyn Hunter (from the Heartstring Hunters), Kyle Donovan and Alexa Wildish will be performing solo and curate a few songs together!
More details to come!
Wildish + Waya, is being hosted by your favorite brewery this Saturday night! Come out and treat your ears, soul and tastebuds. While you listen to the songs of Joseph Waya and Alexa Wildish who's music will strum your heartstrings and heal your demons enjoy some of Spangalang's newest beer additions!
You can check out Joseph Waya's music here:
2736 Welton St, Denver, Colorado 80205
I am honored and thrilled to be playing this months showcase at eTown for Boulder in the Round.
I will sing 6 of my original tunes along with these wonderful local artists.
Doors at 6:00 show at 7:00
Suggested donation $10-15
Check them out!
Patrick Dethlefs: https://www.patrickdethlefs.com
Anna Morsett: www.thestilltide.com
Dusty Stray: http://www.dustystray.com