Luke Redfield

Twist & Shout and Radio 1190 Present

Luke Redfield

Elin Palmer, C.P. Carrington

Thu, December 20, 2012

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


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Luke Redfield
Luke Redfield
Whether busking his way through Europe, getting down to his last dollar on the San Francisco Bay, or summering in rural Alaska ― where he lived in a seven-by-seven foot shack with no running water ― vagabond songwriter Luke Redfield lives life in the moment, on the open road, in search of nothing and everything at the same time.

Exemplifying the American mystic, Redfield transcends mere geography, treading the inner paths of philosophies and belief systems throughout histories and civilizations. It's this world-centrism that sets him apart from the crowd of more colloquial folk artists; with literary influences ranging from Rumi to Joseph Campbell, his songs both embrace a unique perspective of the human experience and celebrate the universal truths that unite us all.

Earning comparisons to contemporaries like Bright Eyes and Iron & Wine, as well as legends like Townes Van Zandt, Redfield's ramshackle-yet-reliable vocals span poles from north to south, his whiskey-soaked Texas tenor fading into a ethereal whisper in the Alaskan darkness. Rogue Valley's Chris Koza sums it up best: "Luke's music is for the wanderer who finds himself far from the trail, discovering that the light at the end of the tunnel is actually within oneself."

In early 2010, following five years of introspective travels ― often with no more than a guitar and suitcase in tow ― Redfield released his proper debut, Ephemeral Eon, preceded in by limited edition CD-R, Fire Mountain, both of which feature production and mixing by the late Micheal 'Eyedea' Larsen. Music critic Chris Riemenschenider of the Minneapolis Star Tribune took note of Redfield's songwriting and wandering lifestyle, calling it "A modern twist on the troubadour traditions of Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac."

A true modern-day jongleur, Redfield has lived in ten states since his birth in Duluth, MN in 1983. His father, a hippie songwriter turned minister, moved the family several times during Redfield's youth, instilling in him at an early age the transient nature of his Norwegian-Bohemian ancestry. Redfield's upbringing made him contemplative from an early age; he asks big questions, but seeks not answers ― only more wonderment of his existence in the mystery. Redfield's great-grandfather was a fiddle player who died in an avalanche while bootlegging, and his grandfather is an accomplished country-western singer and dobro player, so it should come as no surprise as to where Redfield's influences come from ― there is music, moonshine, and mysticism in the bloodline as far back as the family tree can be traced.

While decidedly a folk singer, Redfield has shared studio and stage with a genre-defying list of artists, including Dosh, Eyedea, Haley Bonar, Marissa Nadler, Sunset, Gregory Alan Isakov, and many others. In recent months, Redfield executively produced tribute record, Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt, an all-proceeds-to-charity compilation of 16 Chesnutt classics covered by the likes of Dan Wilson of Semisonic and David Simonett of Trampled by Turtles. The record, praised by No Depression and American Songwriter, is raising thousands of dollars for Lifeworks Services and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

At SXSW 2012, Redfield released his long-awaited sophomore LP, Tusen Takk, which features members of Peter Wolf Crier, Bon Iver, and Andrew Bird's band. With lush string arrangements and layered vocal harmonies, The Onion A.V. Club christens the new release as "An infusion of a broader, sweeping style" for an ever-evolving artist. One can only guess which direction, both musically and geographically, Redfield will go next.
Elin Palmer
Elin Palmer
I also have some killer songs about sandwiches! Elin Palmer writes, performs and records music with various artists, and also for herself in her band of intense accordion/Nyckelharpa magic. She plays mostly Violin and Nyckelharpa but has been called a "multi instrumentalist". She was born in Värmland Sweden and her music roots stem back to the folk music of Sweden! Her sound often speaks to the whimsical and beautiful nature of everyday life. She has worked with many outstanding artists including 16 Horsepower, The Czars, Wovenhand, and the The Fray. She was a core member and string arranger for Munly in their former group Munly and The Lee Lewis Harlots. She has created music for commercials with videographer and cyclist Kelly Magelky of Filament Productions. She plays with Eric Bachmann of Crooked Fingers, Archers of Loaf, as well as performs compositions by Tom Hagerman. Elin recently toured and played strings for Devotchka! And she played Nyckelharpa on a song with amazing and lovely Basia Bulat and recorded strings for M. Ward on this tour! She is always looking for cool new projects to work on:)
C.P. Carrington
C.P. Carrington
C.P. Carrington doesn’t have a website, has never been on Facebook, and has no songs on YouTube. In fact, he is so bad at promoting himself he does not even know what to say here (he’s writing this in third person, which is just ridiculous). He can’t even bring himself to take a big-time Jabroni promo shot in a leather jacket.
After the break up of his band The Build-Up, he released three folk DIY solo albums, recorded at home with one condenser microphone and a “can-do” attitude. He has just released his third effort, “The Loving Kind”, which he lovingly describes as “okay” and “hey, that part wasn’t too bad” and “put something else on”.
Despite his poverty of marketing and a nearly two-year hiatus from live shows, he has managed to attract the attention of a few critics (probably on slow news weeks), who have described his albums as “world-weary lyrics, understated instrumentation, prairie soul vocals and desolate, self-aware songwriting” (Denver Post “Steal This Track”) and commented that his songs are “a collection that any Bright Eyes fan will instantly latch on to” (Denver/Boulder AV Club). He has also received a great deal of support from Brooklyn-based music magazine The Big Takeover, who described his voice as “just-woke-up yet robust” and commented that he uses “warm acoustic guitar, banjo, lap steel, and twinkly piano to maximum effect”. You can sample and download his stuff for free at Noise Trade (
Having said all of that, he is bringing his handsome band to the Hi-Dive, and they’ll probably be loud, unintelligible, hyper, a little drunk, and sound nothing like any of that which you just read. But he invites you to attend and learn what “prairie soul” really means. It’s in him. And he wants to put it in you.
Venue Information:
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209