The Denver band DeVotchKa has incorporated strings into their music before, but it wasn't until last February that they did a full-fledged collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, at Boettcher Concert Hall. That concert was recorded and will be released in November as DeVotchKa: Live with the Colorado Symphony. DeVotchKa will perform again with the CSO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 20. Lead singer and songwriter Nick Urata talks to Ryan Warner.

[Photo of Nick Urata courtesy DeVotchKa; all rights reserved.]