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Kyle Donovan’s ‘The Songwriter Hour’ featuring Jonny Miller and Monica Marie
Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for this very special evening with Kyle Donovan featuring musicians Jonny Miller and Monica Marie!
The Songwriter Hour is performed and recorded with a live audience…The interview-style show will feature original songs from established independent musicians, along with a round table discussion and a Q&A section, where questions are fielded from the audience. The evening’s featured songwriters will discuss topics such as the songwriting process, melodic choices, and band dynamics with host Kyle Donovan. The two-hour event will also include a short intermission to allow listeners a chance to mingle and meet the artists in-person.
Learn more at The Songwriter Hour Website
With appearances this year at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Kyle Donovan’s forthcoming album has already won critical acclaim from folk festivals and competitions across the nation. The storytelling troubadour has been crafting these vivid vignettes, capturing moments from everyday life to tell stories of love, loss, family, and the passage of time for a new album called Then and Now, slated for release later in 2018. He calls the countryside near Boulder, CO home, and often plays and collaborates with other songwriters on the Front Range.
Donovan’s 2016 album, The Kindness of Strangers, was inspired by the connection and common bond of humanity that he found touring across the US in 2015. The album’s “spare, acoustic, [and] infectious” sound landed Donovan an Honorable Mention at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Contest and recognition from American Songwriter Magazine. He plays in multiple projects across the Front Range, including Summerland Sun, The Constellation Collective, and Clandestine Amigo, as well as fronting his own band.
His clear, pure tenor is his signature instrument, and often draws praise from critics…
”With an absolutely astounding vocal range, Kyle Donovan sounds like the long lost love-child of Carly Simon and Art Garfunkel. The acoustic instrumentation that supports him is lovely, but over and over Donovan’s voice is what draws all of the attention, and for great reason. It’s beautiful.”
- Brian F. Johnson, Marquee Magazine
Jonny Miller of the national award winning bluegrass band The Lonesome Days…
The Lonesome Days are a 5 piece, high energy, modern bluegrass ensemble from Denver, Colorado. Blending heartfelt songwriting and powerful vocals with precise instrumentation and undeniable groove, The Lonesome Days have charged their way to the forefront of the Colorado bluegrass scene. Songwriting is a major focus for the band but listeners can always expect a unique repertoire of standard bluegrass and other cross-genre covers. With the recent addition of fiddle to the band, The Lonesome Days are carving out their niche in the national bluegrass arena.
“This stuff is strong. Tight harmony singing, playing that is solid and calls to mind everybody from The Stanley Brothers, Norman Blake, the gypsy jazz feel of some DCQ songs, and the Steeldrivers. This young Colorado band is off to a great start, touching on some classic bluegrass themes of life, love, loss, and loneliness — and drinking” ~ Nick Forster of Hot Rize
Monica Marie of Monocle Band…
A story teller steeped in psychedelic realism meets a songstress of crystalline purity, and a creative partnership is born…Monocle Band is a refreshing sound in the vibrant landscape of Colorado Americana…The angelic voice of a Colorado choir girl turned earthy roots songstress. The gritty stories of an intellectual outlaw who has found a home in folk music. The pulse and flow of a seasoned five-piece band that can turn from yearning country ballad to electrified rock soundscape to stomping bluegrass romp in the drop of a downbeat. This is the sound of Monocle Band.
“A lush emotional landscape. An Americana sound that is a revelation.” ~ Elmore Magazine
“Gorgeous.” ~ Marquee Magazine
Doors will open at 6:30pm. The live recording will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased on The Songwriter Hour Website or at the door. Capacity is limited to 40 patrons…Purchase your tickets early! We’re all in for quite a treat!