Earlier this month. Swallow Hill Music announced that CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf was resigning after seven years of running the Denver-based nonprofit organization that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area. Scharf last day is September 30, and the organiza ... More >>
Swallow Hill Music, a Denver-based nonprofit that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area, has just announced the resignation of its CEO. Tom Scharf, who also served as Executive Director, has served in the top role at Swallow Hill for seven years -- his last day will ... More >>
It's not so tough to spot the link between the Arvada Center's 2014 recently announced concert series and Swallow Hill Music, who partnered with them to construct the lineup. The series owes a lot to the music school's deep roots in folk music -- performances by Don McLean and Judy Collins are testa ... More >>
In harrowing times like these with the recent flooding, I think it's safe to say we all share an unbridled compassion for our community, the friends and family members of ours whose lives have just been upended by the unrelenting torrential rains of the past week. Myself, I have a sister that lives ... More >>
It might seem like a joke, but it doesn't sound like a joke: Denver's string-picking foursome Rocky Mountain Jewgrass really plays bluegrass, though it does so with a side of klezmer and an extra helping of humor. Eat. Eat! See also: - Pick That Ban-Jew: Rocky Mountain Jewgrass - Swallow Hill hos ... More >>
Update, 3 p.m. 4/5/13: We've received a statement from Swallow Hill CEO Tom Scharf and also spoke with Hilarie Portell, Public Relations & Marketing Director for Lowry Redevelopment Authority, who both gave us more insight into the situation regarding Swallow Hill's planned expansion into Lowry. Bet ... More >>
Chris Sauthoff has a new lease on life these days. "I'm able to ride my bike and play my music!" he reports. "I love my wife and dogs and students!" Last November, you might recall, the U.S. Pipe/Lord of Word & Disciples of Bass/P-Funk guitarist -- better known around here as just Citrus -- suffered ... More >>
Last November, you might recall, Chris "Citrus" Sauthoff (U.S. Pipe, Lord of Word, P-Funk) suffered a minor stroke, and as a result, the gifted guitarist lost some of the feeling in his picking hand. "It was one of the scariest times I've ever had in my life," recalls Sauthoff's wife, Laura McGaughe ... More >>
Swallow Hill's Julie Davis School of Music, which starts 2012 classes on January 3, is expanding its Core Programs, something that was previously only used in the Core Guitar Program. The teaching style, which focuses on students playing songs on their instruments right away, is designed for the beg ... More >>
Man alive! Ahem, it's a super weekend. As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do in the Mile High City. There's a full Dance Card, FaceMan having its First Waltz tonight at the Bluebird, then there's that kick ass double-bill at 3 Kings and the hi-dive, Bob Marley's b-day celebration at ... More >>
Neko Case (pictured) and Judy Collins headline Swallow Hill's RootsFestThis just in: Judy Collins and Neko Case will be headlining Swallow Hill's fourth annual RootsFest on Saturday, March 6 at Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Local favorites Paper Bird and Trace Bundy are also slated to perform at th ... More >>
Catch Saffire on its farewell tour.
Swallow Hill's Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile Historic Park is surely one of those hidden gems of summer: It's laid-back and easy, cheap for families and full of great music and musicians, most of them also hidden gems and many of them locals. Opportunity knocks, people: Danny Barnes, a fo ... More >>
From 3 to 6 p.m. today, May 3, Swallow Hill's WineFest 2009 will showcase five Colorado wineries, as well as local cheese and appetizers made from Colorado-grown ingredients -- and, of course, homegrown music from FOMA and the Kantankerous Bluegrass Band. Swallow Hill is located at 71 East Yale Ave ... More >>
Way Up on a Mountain
Rickie Lee Jones was just tapped to co-headline Swallow Hill's RootsFest with Hot Rize and Leo Kottke tomorrow night at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Shawn Colvin, who was originally scheduled to perform, had to back out due to an unforeseen family emergency. Other acts at the fest include Tallest ... More >>
If you didn't just completely float away on St. Patty's Day, here's a last chance to get caught up by a last bit of seasonal Celtic backwash: Scottish guitarist/singer/songwriter Dougie MacLean will bring his singular sound to town tonight with a show at the Colfax Events Center, the new kid on the ... More >>
The Denver UkeFest returns to Swallow Hill.
Just heard that Swallow Hill Music Association is sponsoring a contest for middle and high school age songwriters. They're soliciting recordings of original works on tape, CD or DVD of acoustic and electric acts from one to four members. Winners will play their songs at a special concert at Swallow ... More >>
Swallow Hill celebrates world-fusion folk music.
Musicians strum for Swallow Hill.
Swallow Hill fest highlights pickin' and grinnin'
Boulder gardens bloom with creativity
Oyster-eating battle serves up slick competition
Swallow Hill makes it easy for kids to jump into dreamland
From the week of April 10, 2003
Swallow Hill Music Association
Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event
John Davis's vision of American roots music is wet, mean, dirty -- and downright brilliant.
Brothers of the Baladi
Swallow Hill Music Association
Swallow Hill canoe trips
March 11 - 17, 1999