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Jon Davidson (of Crown Point)

Jon Davidson (of Crown Point)

Olivia Rudeen, Ben Rogers

Tue, April 23, 2013

7:00 pm

The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location

Denver, CO

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Jon Davidson (of Crown Point)
Jon Davidson (of Crown Point)
Jon Davidson is a guy from Portland, OR, who happens to be an alternative electro/indie/pop artist.

In addition to his solo career, Jon is the frontman for the alt/pop band Crown Point and, formerly, the hard rock band Silversafe. In addition, he has released two solo albums in the past three years, and is releasing a third in April 2013. Jon's songs have spun on over 275 FM stations. He has been honored to share the stage with all kinds of artists, from Puddle Of Mudd to Matt White, from Saliva to Tyrone Wells, from Nonpoint to Brendan James, from Powerman 5000 to SafetySuit. Jon has toured in 44 US states, six Canadian provinces, and five countries.
Olivia Rudeen
Olivia Rudeen
As a singer/songwriter based in Denver, Olivia reaches out to music fans with her emotional and intelligent songwriting and her unique voice. Fans of Ingrid Michaelson, The Dixie Chicks, Colbie Caillat, John Mayer, and Sheryl Crow will feel right at home with her unique brand of upbeat folk pop and catchy heartland anthems of love, life, and discovery.

Since the age of 12, Olivia has been performing and writing music. Her love of music goes back to the nights when her father used to sing her to sleep with his own personal brand of lullabies by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, and James Taylor. The early exposure to great music helped Olivia find her own voice.

In 2010, Olivia recorded and self-released her debut solo EP, Until Now. This record was produced by Justin Peacock and recorded in Colorado at The Hook Factory and Monument Sound. The disc features five original songs with performances from some of Colorado’s best musicians. Until Now is available on iTunes.

Since that release, Olivia has performed extensively in Colorado at venues such as The Mercury Café, Quixote’s True Blue, The Soiled Dove Underground, Surfside 7, The Rocket Room, Rock N Soul Café, and the D Note. She also completed a West Coast/Southwest summer tour and several shorter regional tours. Olivia was chosen to participate in the 2010 and 2011 Capitol Hill People’s Fairs.

In October 2010 and 2011, Olivia was selected to showcase at the Durango Songwriters Expo in Broomfield, CO; other showcasing artists included Rob Drabkin, Megan Burtt, and Danielle Ate the Sandwich. For Olivia, 2011 has been a year of new music and a focus on performing live more than ever before.

Olivia has begun work on her second EP, produced by Jimmy Stofer. An early 2012 release is planned.
Ben Rogers
Ben Rogers
According to his mom, "Ben Rogers can't dance, but put an instrument in his hands and he can do just about anything else." This up and coming contemporary artist from the small Arkansas community of Fort Smith is quickly making his mark in the music world.

Ben Rogers is more than just a performer; he is a story-teller, with a variety of strengths. Equally talented in composing upbeat and fast songs as he is his slower and more melodic ballads, Ben often plays with alternate and original guitar tunings and unique chord progressions which give his music a sound that he can claim as his very own. Each new song takes the listener on a ride of clever wordplay as he twists and turns his lyrics in ways that range from thought-provoking to humorous, but maintaining balance and restraint. His distinctive voice has been called clear, smooth, & soothing, but don’t be surprised if his inventive melodic lines showcase a broad range or a fondness for the occasional vocal run. His style is one that draws his audience in, but never divulges too much. Ben sings from personal experience and emotion, but he also has a particular talent for turning a simple anecdote into an entire composition in clever fashion.

Ben is truly a study in contrasts. A recent extended stay in Africa added a level of maturity to his 22 years. His experience ranges from performance before very large crowds to lead roles in musical theater, as well as having directed a youth choir in Africa. He is truly at home when given a stage and a microphone, whether it be at coffee house gigs, playing at private parties or in front of a large audience, and can transport and indulge his listeners using, if he chooses, only a microphone, guitars, and occasionally, a djembe. With just under 50 songs in his repertoire of original work, Ben is excited to introduce his listeners to a musical journey that will surely not disappoint, and is eager to share his message and sound with all who will listen and entertain him and his intense passion.

Possibly the most appealing thing about Ben is his personality. He may not be able to dance, but that won't stop him from trying. One thing's for sure : Ben Rogers is not afraid to look like the craziest guy you've ever met. Perhaps that's why he's so much fun to watch and hear. Don't miss a chance to get better acquainted with Ben Rogers!

Currently, Ben resides in Denver, CO where he attends UCD. He is anxiously bringing his quirky music style to a new area.
Venue Information:
The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.thewalnutroom.com/

The Walnut Room is Denver’s premiere American-Pizzeria, serving up great food, affordable drinks, and today’s best live music. Be sure to visit us at both Walnut Room locations.

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