Christopher Paul Stelling

Christopher Paul Stelling

Deva Yoder

Thu, June 8, 2017

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Christopher Paul Stelling
Christopher Paul Stelling
There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. It’s a sound that channels the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the country, haunting and impassioned songs formed by endless nights alone on stage with a guitar, playing to packed houses, other times to nearly empty rooms. Stelling estimates that he’s played over four hundred shows in just the past three years. It places him within a longstanding tradition that serves to nurture ones character and art.

“It takes a lot of work to stay on the road,” he says. “You learn to rely on your songs as a sort of resting place amidst all of the unfamiliarity. You fill your head full of places, and sounds, and ideas — and it all comes spilling out. When the things around you change constantly, you change too. And the things that stay the same become who you are. It’s nurtured my songwriting, knowing that the inspiration is all around you. If you aren't seeing it, then look harder, and if you still don't see it, then turn the corner, and if you still don't see it then look at things differently, because it's right there in front of you.”
Deva Yoder
Deva Yoder
Deva Yoder has been playing shows for nearly 20 years. In her early years she played around Denver at coffee shops and busked on 16th Street Mall, played underground haunts and eventually worked her way up to opening for national acts. After a hiatus, she joined a local cover band, and rotated between singing, playing guitar and playing drums. Deva grew up listening to her Dad play music with members of Neil Young's band, Crazy Horse, in her basement, and he also played bass for a touring band that opened for Jefferson Airplane. She is the sister of DMC World Champion DJ, Chris Karns, and her brother Casey owns the popular Denver restaurant, The Meadowlark Kitchen. Her husband and drummer was once the drummer for the early 2000's popular indie rock band, Lovedrug. Her influences include Americana singer-songwriters such as Patty Griffin, Over The Rhine, Mindy Smith, Laura Viers, Sam Phillips, Suzanne Vega, and Ryan Adams. Stormchasers is her breakout solo debut album; written, performed, produced and self-released by Deva
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/