Tomahawk Fox

Tomahawk Fox

Bonnie And The Clydes, Jen Korte & The Loss

Sat, February 25, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Tomahawk Fox
Tomahawk Fox
Coming off of a landslide victory in the Westword Best of the West competition, Americana folk rockers Tomahawk Fox are embarking on an action-packed year with gigs all over Colorado, and the release of their first full-length album this Spring.

The highly anticipated album - Forms - has consumed the band over the last year and a half, while they still managed to play more than 20 shows across Denver and the front range, including sell-out gigs in Winter Park, Fort Collins, Boulder, and Steamboat Springs - and a showcase at SXSW. Recorded at Scanhope Sound and produced by Joe Michaels, the album features guitarists/vocalists Brianna Straut and Michael Clayton, with bassist Zach Lewis and drummer Joel Scanlon.

A band born of BBQ’s and songs sung between friends, Brianna and Mike’s simple recipe for folking hard and dancing even harder, grew to include longtime friend Zach’s finger lickin’ bass lines, and Joel’s deep fried drumsticks. Denver music blogger Bearcules touts, “if you have even one romantic nerve ending in your body, you will fall head over heals for this band.”
Bonnie And The Clydes
Bonnie And The Clydes
Bonnie & the Clydes is a fiery five piece country band exploding on to the Colorado Front Range scene. Fronted by Bonnie Sims, one of Colorado’s best up and coming singer/songwriters, and backed by a unit of musicians with more than 80 years of combined musical experience, this band is shaping a new sound of Colorado Country.
Jen Korte & The Loss
Jen Korte & The Loss
Someone has said that if “ Nick Drake and Janis Joplin had a love child, Jen Korte would be it.” Known for her strong lyrics and powerful delivery, her voice has been the master instrument in defining what her music is as well as her dynamically layered guitar playing. Teaming up with “golden throated” Jessica DeNicola, the two have created a pair of songbirds that leave their audience swirling in their harmonies and wanting more.
“Jen Korte is not a thousand feet tall, but her voice makes you believe that she is. From the moment the air leaves her lungs … her powerful, alluring voice places you out of your mind and into a raw, unveiling of the truth behind her lyrics.” Dave Preston, Colorado Music Buzz
Their debut album release Jen Korte and The Loss
( September 2009) was rated one of the top albums of 2009 by the Denver Westword and has been met with overwhelming praise across the board. Korte’s weathered, world-weary voice (reminiscent of Rachael Yamagata and Lucinda Williams), harmonies from Jessica DeNicola, and the band’s evocative use of instrumentation create a late-night, listen-by-yourself album that does not neatly fit into any genre. As Korte describes it, “a little bit of make-out music, a little bit of crying music, and a little bit of rock.”
“Throughout her debut, particularly on cuts like “Fleeting Love,” Jen Korte’s voice drips with seduction, longing, saddness and regret. With admirable depth, she also displays unyielding resolve in the face of her inherent vulnerabilities. A talented cast of players, add welcomed texture to Korte’s otherwise sparse compositions, making her first outting one to remember.” – Denver Westwords Best albums of 2009
“… it’s a work of sheer beauty that utterly consumed us the first time we heard it.” Dave Herrera, Denver Westword
“An unbelievable record. It’s brilliant.” Jake Schroeder, KQMT Radio, The Mountain Homegrown.
Recent media coverage for Korte has included a cover story in OutFront Colorado(September 2009) and a 1500-word feature in the Denver Westword(September 2009).

"It has taken us over a year to get it right. The first time around, we did it in the very customary way of tracking the drums and bass first and then trying to add everything. I just could not connect with it as a whole at all. It was a very different record than the one we are putting out. I decided to scrap most of it and start over. The second time around, we played almost the entire thing in two or three sessions live."

Korte is a musical late-comer. Growing up an hour from Austin, Korte spent a lot of time there checking out the music scene, but her background was theater. "And, aside from being a dramatic child (in every sense of the word), I wrote poetry. Went to a ton of poetry reading clubs from around twelve on. I had a few published when I was very young. Did slams in Austin."

Her first real music experience was in college. She took a course called, "Rock Band Ensemble." "They put me in the lead singer spot in the beginners band. It was totally humiliating and great at the same time."

She played a bit in Austin as part of a "loud rock trio," came to Denver for a couple of months, and decided to stay. She started with local open mics. "I did the usual circuit: Mead Street, the Merc, etc. Someone saw me and asked me to play LILT (an all-women-fronted festival they were having a few years ago). From there, I met more people and played a lot more."

But she didn't find her musical style ("someone said I sound like Janis Joplin and Nick Drake's love child") until teaming up with her current band. "I had to strip down and start over. In one month, I wrote half of the material on here. I just hit a point and it started spewing out of me." What also helped was finding the right players. "Then I felt like I could put the movement into the songs because I had the instruments to back me."
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/