Avenhart (Video Release Party)

Larimer Lounge Presents

Avenhart (Video Release Party)

Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs, Covenhoven, Sydney Clapp

Saturday, 8/26

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

All sales are final. Review your order carefully, there are no refunds for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable. No tickets are mailed to you, your name will be on the will call list night of show. Night of show (1) bring a valid government issued ID and (2) print your confirmation e-mail and bring with you night of show.

Avenhart is a Denver-based indie folk band that combines powerful harmonies and honest lyrics with the warm and rich sound of a six-piece string band. Situated firmly on top are deep, rich lead vocals sung directly from the soul.

Brought together by the music of Tony Rice and The Stanley Brothers, these six musicians set out to create original music that represents their own personal twist on folk and Americana. Using bluegrass instrumentation, they focus on intricate arrangements, warm harmonies, haunting melodies, heart-felt lyrics, and powerful vocals.
Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs
Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs
"An acoustic guitar wielding singer/songwriter sneaking into college music rooms with a classically trained cellist to practice folk music sounds like a scene from a romantic comedy entry at Sundance, but it’s actually how Matt Rouch began his musical journey"

Hailing from Virginia and growing up near Washington, D.C., Matt Rouch has now landed in Denver, CO and is diligently working his way into the music scene. A long-time member of several bands on the east coast, Matt is taking on a new challenge - performing solo as a folk and country singer,

"I think entertaining and captivating an entire room solo is one of the most difficult things to do in music."

Matt's style is a blend of new and old, listing contemporary acts such as The Decemberists, The Tallest Man on Earth, Iron and Wine, and The Milk Carton Kids as major influences, he still draws upon well of the golden age of country for inspiration from artists like Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Conway Twitty. Matt's music is dynamic, he can enthrall a crowd with passionate soaring vocals with a loud twangy country number, then mellow things out with a quiet intimate folk song. Storytelling has always been a passion of Matt's and it has permeated through his music, songs of lost loves and new loves are as old as time, however the honesty and intimacy with which Matt approaches his songwriting is what gives his music its charm,

"I guess my favorite quote about writing goes something along the lines of 'great writing isn't better than average writing, it's just more honest' and I try to always remember that when I sit down to write a song."
Colorado musician Joel Van Horne releases music under the moniker Covenhoven... it is also the name given to the cabin his grandfather built deep in the woods of southern Wyoming between 1955 and 1965. More about Covenhoven here http://www.covenhoven.com
Sydney Clapp
Sydney Clapp is a gripping, dynamic songwriter based out of Denver, Colorado. Currently studying Music Business and Vocal Performance at the University of Colorado Denver, she has fully immersed herself into the music industry and is looking forward to wrapping up her undergraduate degree at the end of this year.

Between hours spent working and studying, she has also built up experience in licensing, venue marketing, and booking. She has played on stages at small venues to festivals, lent her voice to various projects, and competed in final stages of events such as Colorado’s Got Talent and a songwriting contest judged by Todd Rundgren.

Sydney’s songwriting is simultaneously devastating and hopeful. Her voice will bring you back to feelings of long mountain drives, tired conversation and shattered hearts, bruised knees and the adventure that came immediately before. Though singing was her first passion, Sydney has since taught herself guitar and banjo. For her, the writing process is driven by rhythmic elements and ideas, and she finds inspiration in everything surrounding her.

Her debut album is set to release in Fall 2016, and Sydney is incredibly excited to move through the recording process with a full band and dedicated engineering duo. Please feel free to reach out with questions and booking inquiries, or just say hello, and keep in touch for more updates
Venue Information:
Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer St.
Denver, CO, 80205