Denver’s “Reno” Premieres on ‘HearYa’
Denver’s self-titled debut album, to be released on August 14th, can be pre-ordered at http://mamabird.spinshop.com!
This “Ramshackle All-Star Country Band” fashions itself a sort of modern-day Highwaymen. DENVER’s co-founders and chief songwriters Birger Olsen, Mike Elias and Tom Bevitori (Alela Diane’s Wild Divine) exchange lead vocals, swaying drunkenly between dusty saloons and that lonesome country air. The band has since filled out its line-up with a stellar supporting cast, which includes Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley and Michael Van Pelt, drummer Sean MacNeil, and a rotating crew of Portland’s finest.
“Drums in the living room, singer in the bedroom, four-track cassette recorder, cases of beer, whiskey, sandwiches and a sunny porch,” is how Olsen sums up recording Denver’s self-titled debut. Out August 14th from Mama Bird Recording Co., the record was recorded and engineered at a friend’s mother’s house by Earley and Van Pelt, and mixed by Mike Coykendall (M. Ward, She & Him, Blitzen Trapper).
8/3 & 8/4 Pendarvis Farm, OR @ Pickathon Festival
8/14 Portland, OR @ Music Millennium (In-store Performance), 6PM
8/18 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge — Record Release Show –
8/19 Astoria, OR @ Let The Music Play Festival