Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir

Twist & Shout Presents: DragonDeer's SXSW Kickoff Show

Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir

Dragondeer, Joe Sampson

Thu, March 6, 2014

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


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir
Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir
Blake Brown is an American singer-songwriter.
Raised in the dust and desert of West Texas and currently residing in the Rocky Mountains, Brown is a simple man with stunning talents. His boots have stomped alongside some of the nation's finest musicians, his voice has been accompanied by some of the most beautiful sirens and his hands have strummed some of the most darkly charming melodies. Brown finds his faith and his inspiration in our American past-- in a time when life was stripped down to the raw beauty it was meant to be. His music is rooted in acoustic sounds and characterized by his simple, yet complex melodies and heartfelt lyrics, giving his audience a stark satisfaction in every note. Marked by a strangely captivating subtleness, Brown's music and haunting stage presence leaves bystanders with something to think about and wanting more.

Sometimes he plays solo.
Sometimes he is backed by The American Dust Choir.
Dragondeer is a psych-blues band from Denver, Colorado whose singular, reverb drenched take on old school blues coupled with inspired improvisation has the band making fans in both roots circles as well as indie clubs across Colorado and beyond.

In the band's first year of playing together, Dragondeer was invited to play the Nacarubi Music Festival 2013 in Big Sur, CA sharing the stage with The Entrance Band and underground psychedelic folk legend, Linda Perhacs. Dragondeer was also asked to play the beer-freak celebration Tour De Fat in the summer of 2013 and Denver's psych-music festival Gathering of the Clouds. Dragondeer has shared the stage with Pegi Young & The Survivors, Futurebirds, John Lee Hooker Junior, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Reggie Watts, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Gringo Star, Red Wanting Blue, The Greencards, Wovenhand, and others.

Colorado Public Radio has embraced the band early, introducing them to their Denver hometown crowd through a series of live in-studio videos that you can check out here:

"Dragondeer delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psych folk" - Westword

"Hushed, psyched-out lullabies" - The Onion

"You don't want to miss Dragondeer's cosmic blues" -Westword
Joe Sampson
Joe Sampson
Singer/songwriter Sampson has the kind of 3:00am voice
that's equal parts chain-smoke and liquid vicodin. The
enclosed EP displays a weariness that, thankfully,
does not inspire weariness in the listener, but
instills a welling sense of release. Laconic vocals
brush against guitars and banjos; simple melodies
belie a complex tension. In the world of Paloma,
cadence is a key instrument—weighed as heavy as the
strum of a weathered six-string.
Venue Information:
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209