Guitarists Jake Garcia and Christian Bland took over our airwaves before a Denver show.
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The music of D.W. Doucet packs a big punch, but it all comes from just one person. The Fort Collins-based blues singer simultaneously plays guitar and percussion on anvils and chains. The one-man-band's debut album is "As I Roam Across A Dark Blue Night," which is based on Doucet's upbringing in Nova Scotia, Canada. D.W. Doucet visited the CPR Performance Studio to play some of his songs. He also spoke with Jeremy Petersen about how he decided to play solo, finding one of his instruments on the side of the road in Massachusetts and the Canadian island where he wrote "As I Roam Across A Dark Blue Night."
Kramies Windt visited our studio earlier this year as a backing member of Joe Sampson's band. But the Denver singer-songwriter makes his own brand of acoustic folk music that has gained an international audience. Under the name Kramies, Windt has worked with producer Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and collaborates regularly with Colorado musicians like Sampson and Anthony Ruptak. Kramies returned to the CPR Performance Studio this month to play four of his own songs. He also spoke with Jeremy Petersen about his hiatus from making music, working with the Australian record label Hidden Shoal and his forthcoming new album.
The guitarist and songwriter took over our airwaves for a Guest DJ session.
Jennifer Jane Niceley Plays Country-Folk Songs From 'Angels, Demons, Red-Tail Hawks' At CPR's OpenAir
Jennifer Jane Niceley began playing music as a kid living on a farm in eastern Tennessee. She moved to Nashville to kick-start her career, but the singer-songwriter now calls Colorado home. The songs on Niceley's latest album, "Angels, Demons, Red-Tail Hawks," reflect the country music influences of her home state with elements of folk and Americana. Jennifer Jane Niceley visited the CPR Performance Studio to play some music from her new LP. She also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about making the move to Colorado, playing a Tom Petty tribute show at Denver's Hi-Dive and the personal themes behind the lyrics of "Angels, Demons, Red-Tail Hawks."
Fort Collins singer-songwriter Corey Wright began releasing music as weareforests last year. He released his debut album, "Part, Parcel," in July and the "Liturgy" EP just a few months later. His music features atmospheric vocal harmonies backed by acoustic folk instruments in the vein of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine. Wright visited the CPR Performance Studio last month for a weareforests solo set. He spoke with Bruce Mitchell about touring the Pacific Coast on a train, his forthcoming holiday album and how he views songs as conversations.
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Dee and Erika Rhodes make music as The APX. The Atlanta-based artists add electronic instruments to a classic funk sound on their debut EP "Electrik Funk." Their music has won praise from like-minded acts Chromeo and Empire Of The Sun and the married duo is a live favorite in its hometown. The APX stopped by the CPR Performance Studio after a Denver gig. Dee and Erika Rhodes played four songs and spoke with Bruce Mitchell about their busy touring schedule and their love for dance and new wave music from the 1980s.