Darling West

Darling West

Willi Carlisle, Wolf van Elfmand

Fri, March 8, 2019

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

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Darling West
Darling West
Darling West experienced a spectacular breakthrough in their musical career after the release of their second album, «Vinyl and a Heartache» in 2016. They were awarded a Norwegian Spellemann award (equivalent of Grammy), listed on Norway’s biggest radio channels and appeared on the Top 100 Country charts in the US. They have played shows all over the world – among the highlights are several of Norway’s biggest festivals, SXSW in Texas, Americanafest in Nashville, Folk Alliance in Kansas City, a tour with Sam Outlaw and a support slot for Lucinda Williams. Those are many highlights. They have also had several million plays on Spotify, appearing in several influential playlists.

Always ambitious and restless, the band didn’t rest on their acquired laurels. Contrarily, they headed straight into the studio to record the follow-up to «Vinyl and a Heartache». Darling West’s third album, the self-produced «While I Was Asleep», contained ten new songs, and was released worldwide February 16th, 2018.

Although they have added drums, the band stays true to their sound and still plays the sweet americana/country/folk they are known for. Moreover, the new album demonstrates a revitalized Darling West, with more drive in the music and even catchier melodies than before – who would have thought that was even possible?

Darling West’s career continues to be on the up, and 2018 promises to be their biggest year so far. Preceding the album release is a visit to the Eurosonic music festival in the Netherlands and the release of the album’s fourth single, «Loneliness». A visit to Folk Alliance in Kansas City coincided with the album release date, and provided a fitting arena for the launch of «While I Was Asleep». So far the album has received raving reviews from Uncut Magazine, Greil Marcus in Village Voice Classic Rock Magazine, Folk Radio UK, Belwood Music, Americana Highways and many more.
Willi Carlisle
Willi Carlisle
Willi Carlisle is an award-winning folksinger, writer, and theater-artist from Northwest Arkansas.
Wolf van Elfmand
Wolf van Elfmand
Wolf van Elfmand is a folk and country-blues artist based in Denver, CO. Wolf began his career in Brooklyn, NY in 2009 when he collaborated with producer Cedar Apffel on his self titled EP. Since then he has released 3 full length albums: "Magic to the Lonely," "Wolf Sings," and "The Death of," which span from finger-picking blues to eerie operatic compositions. His latest project, "Real Wolf" released in June 2017. The EP is self produced alongside Dango Rose of Elephant Revival. With "Real Wolf" van Elfmand dives deeper into the country/folk genre and widens his repertoire of captivating storytelling. Quirky songs are enhanced by compelling lyrics, witty banter, and disarming charm. Wolf maintains a truly unique style in songwriting while continuing to pay homage to American classics such as Randy Newman and Mississippi John Hurt.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/