RL Cole & the Hell You Say

Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir Presents

RL Cole & the Hell You Say

Larry Nix, Jess Parsons

Sat, December 23, 2017

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

RL Cole & the Hell You Say
RL Cole & the Hell You Say
Robert Louis Cole is a young veteran of the stage, having performed both nationally and internationally with A. Tom Collins (Greater Than Collective), El Sinfin (Rambler Records) and now as a power-house solo performer. His first EP, "The Long Darkness of the Night" was released independently in 2013, followed by the release of a full length Folk-Blues album, "Live from Cherryvale" in 2015.

His sound and style draw heavily from early American music; intertwining Delta blues and Appalachian folk with a dark Southern Gothic influence- "[t]he songwriter breathes a pained gravel tone into his bluesy twang, a lo-fi experience that recalls a little [Tom] Waits and Robert Johnson in places..." (French Davis, YellowScene Magazine).

While his recordings and songs have been featured on radio stations from Colorado to Alaska, in independent films, local broadcast television and commercials, his highly-compelling, from-the-hip-aggressive shows and performances leave crowds stunned. "[One] of the absolute greatest musicians that I have ever seen!" (Kyle Pogue, KRFC 88.9 FM). He is equally comfortable singing and playing in honky-tonks and dive bars, city museums and country festivals.

Robert has shared the stage with the likes of Alabama Shakes, Nathaniel Rateliff, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Soul Man Sam, The SubDudes, MarchForth, Possessed by Paul James (Konrad Wert), Charlie Parr, Esme Patterson and Paper Bird, as well as many others.

For fans of Early American music, Robert Johnson, Tom Waits, Son House, 16 Horsepower, Slim Cessna, Hank III, The Handsome Family, Brown Bird, Delta Rae, Johnny Cash, J. Tillman.
Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Patrick Nix, born in Tupelo, raised in Alabama, is the son of the Earth and Moon, torn between a life of fighting ultra-crime, and the life of a Music Man. He chose the ladder. No that's right, the ladder, and he climbed and climbed and climbed. ...until the ladder collapsed, and dammit if he didn't design his own ladder. Made of wood. Strong maple, that doesn't bow in the humidity. Shit, sorry. The songs, right. They're good too.. Classic shit.
Jess Parsons
Jess Parsons
With equal parts heartbreak and splendor, Jess Parsons' songs evoke the classic singer songwriters of the 70's with a touch of Rumour's-style world weariness. An alumnus of the "hauntingly hopeful" folk rock act Glowing House, she can also be seen performing alongside avant-double bass wunderkind Julie Davis in Bluebook.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/