Lost Lake Presents
Paul DeHaven, Paul Kimbiris
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pmLost Lake
$10 - $12
This event is 16 and over
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Palmer is a former New York City public defender whose three years of living and working in Brooklyn’s trenches clearly provide fodder for the painful truths and ruggedness of his alternative roots-rock sound. Palmer’s distinctively gritty vocals and hard luck tales have garnered him favorable comparisons to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and Leonard Cohen. Westword Magazine calls Palmer's music “timeless” and “epic” and listed his debut CD Sometime Around among one of Denver's best releases of 2011.
Relix Magazine reviewed Palmer's live show in July 2015, writing that "while the saying 'Grub Street Writer' refers to low-level writing with little literary value, the songwriting from Palmer and company is anything but hackneyed… [Palmer has] a raspy Dylan-esque voice that rumbles off the walls… GSW likely will find a wider audience in Colorado and beyond." Pier Magazine featured Palmer, saying that he "has one of music’s most unique voices. It’s deep, scratchy, and authentic…" Continuing on the national level, Palmer was named by Indie-music.com in the top 15 new independent artists of 2011 and 2012, and in November 2015, Palmer was featured on the Matador Network as one of Denver's best musical artists. Interstatelive.com says: “Voices like this have not come to the forefront of the music scene since the likes of Louis Armstrong and Tom Waits.” Jive Wired enthuses: “Andy Palmer is an amazing talent and his honest and raw vocals serve to superbly compliment his wonderful arrangements.”
Palmer's music is featured in multiple independent films, including 'The Boat Builder' starring Christopher Lloyd and written by Denver's own Arnold Grossman. Based in part on these notable successes, producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) hand-selected Palmer to work with and produced his second CD Hazard of the Die. Released in the spring of 2013, popular Colorado music blog, The Troubadour's Road, called Hazard “simply one of the best albums of 2013."
In mid-2014, Palmer showed versatility and self-released a live set of his duo work performed at The Boulder Theater. Seeing momentum and promise, indie-label, Immersive Records (Boulder), picked up Palmer soon thereafter. The label released Palmer's single, Storm's Not Coming, accompanied by the beautifully raw, spiritual The Hill. Storm received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from one of the front-range's most respective reviewers -- Marquee Magazine. Continuing to demonstrate his growth, Storm solidified Palmer as one of Denver's most unique musical artists. "His sound is unlike anything I’ve ever heard, and it does a lot more than 'work' for him," explains Colorado Music Buzz. However, for all of Palmer's mounting accolades, those who see him perform agree that it is his deeply compelling stage presence and commitment during live shows that make him one of Colorado’s most promising musicians.
Summer 2016 saw Palmer spearheading the production of a compilation disc of Colorado-based musicians who have written songs about some of the police violence recently being witnessed around the nation. He is also in the studio tracking new releases expected in spring 2017. Palmer and his band Grub St. Writer have shared stages with Mick Fleetwood, Trevor Hall, The Band of Heathens, Lake Street Dive, Justin Townes Earle, The Revivalists, and Joshua James among others.
On Paul DeHaven’s debut LP, “King of Gold”, he adheres to the DIY aesthetic, recording and playing nearly every instrument himself. On it he explores loss, disappointment, vanity, and a longing to find purpose and connection in a modern world seemingly devoid of these. “It may be more of a generational thing — at least for a lot of the artistic types I know. You know, we’re in our 30s and still living hand-to-mouth and trying to get by — feeling just a little discouraged by the system.”
The song “No Gold” sums it up: “The secret to being a man/Is pretending that you have/something other than a fistful of sand...There is no gold out there”. All of value lies within, and that story is told through rickety drum machines, commanding electric guitar riffs, and Paul’s ever more confident vocals.
The songs from Paul DeHaven's 2016 album, the EP "What Are You Looking For That is Here Only", are built on tasteful and forward guitar playing, his unique songwriting, and his belief that just because it's a solo record, that doesn't mean it has to be boring. "It's not a singer-songwriter record, even though I do both of those things. I think of myself as much as a guitarist and producer as I do a songwriter." The songs range from straight ahead straight ahead folk-rock ("Side of the Road"), fuzzed out dub ("Live Your Life"), to instrumental and found sound soothers ("Postcoital Lullaby").
3602 E. Colfax Ave
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