Join Colorado native folk bands, Smith House, The Heartstring Hunters, and Anthony Ruptak for one foot-stomping, heart-throbbing, knee-slapping night. Smith House is four musicians (Barrett Muth, Zach Brown, Julie Schmidt, and Brittany Ware) who live and breathe Colorado folk music. Smith House has played up and down the Colorado Front Range with an ever expanding ambition. The band is focused on creating organic community through music, and carries the tenets of the community house from which its name is drawn. Their music is rich with swelling melodies and dynamic harmonies, their lyrics are raw with heartache and contemplation.
Nominated by Westword for Best Folk Band, The Heartstring Hunters are an indie-folk band based in Boulder, CO. A genuine collaboration between singer-songwriter Carolyn Hunter and her husband, producer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Hunter, bassist Alessandro Ceserani, drummer Alex Heaton, and vocalist Rachael Sheaffer, The Heartstring Hunters are currently touring throughout Colorado, sharing stages with artists such as Karla Bonoff, SHEL, Good Lovelies, The Dead Horses, The Leftover Cuties and Miner. The Heartstring Hunters just released their debut EP this May and couldn't be happier to finally share it with the world.
Anthony Ruptak, based out of Denver, has released several albums and has repeatedly been nominated in Westword’s singer-songwriter category of their annual music awards. “Ruptak performs with raw, wild soul. His raspy voice channels a sound beyond his years, like a railroad bluesman trapped in a mountaineer's heart." -Luke Redfield [Organizer's description]