Morning Bear

Morning Bear

The Denver Nexus Project, Wild Humans, Grace Clark Band

Friday · September 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Morning Bear
Morning Bear
After two years of silence, Morning Bear is overjoyed to finally release the single "You're Right" at the Walnut Room in Denver! The song's creative roots were sprouted in a tiny room in Reykjavik, Iceland. Exploring themes of stubbornness and acceptance, "You're Right" continues in Morning Bear's tradition of cinematic arrangement, vocal harmonies, and lush string arrangement.
The Denver Nexus Project
Created by Evan Shelton, the Denver Nexus Project synthesizes classical music with contemporary modern rock. Showcasing composers like Ravel with more recent artists like Radiohead and Nirvana, DNP showcases musical impressionism in a way not seen before.
Wild Humans
Wild Humans
We are all Wild Humans. Animals in our natural habitat. And no matter how hard we try to be above it, dress it up and structure it, we are a wild and naked species in the raw of nature. In the dressing of it, this life, we find such style and grace. In the face of death we dance. Throughout my life, a tune has lingered in the peripheral of my perception and persisted until it eventually blossoms into song. I have always heard this music, like a vibration on which my soul sits. Only lately have I been able to grab and hold onto this sound. Realizing that my want to share it with the world, with you, is no small desire. The end result is Wild Humans, a musical recording and performing project dedicated to making honest observations of human expressions and experiences. Whether just one human or as a group, the goal will always be to make accessible, enjoyable and truthful art in the form of audio and video.
Grace Clark Band
Grace Clark Band
As far back as she can remember, Grace has loved to sing. Her very first performances were given in her family’s kitchen, accompanied by various pots and pans and baking utensils. At the age of 16, Grace moved away from home to attend the prestigious arts boarding school, Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied vocal performance under renowned musician and actor Jeffrey Norris. While at Interlochen, Grace was exposed to musicians, painters, writers and filmmakers. It was these brilliant artists that fueled her passion for the arts and fostered her appreciation for collaboration.

Grace then continued on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree of Music through the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, where she studied opera under Cathy Kasch. During her time in college, Grace participated in the operas and musicals as well as groups such as The Ghanaian Drumming Ensemble and the Indian Kathak Dance Ensemble. Her desire to learn more about different styles of music paved the way for her discovery of the bluegrass and acoustic music scene in Colorado. Grace describes attending her first bluegrass show as “absolute magic.” While Grace had always loved performing classical music, she remembers rushing back to her apartment after that first show, opening up her journal, and writing, “this music feels like home.”

Today, Grace performs regularly throughout Colorado. Her deeply expressive vocals and commanding stage presence have the ability to not only captivate her audience, but to transport them. She notes, “I have my classical training and technique to thank for where I am today. No matter what genre of music we go into, if we know how to properly use the voice, we can succeed.” While Grace is a self-proclaimed beginning songwriter, her melodies are hauntingly beautiful and her lyrics have the unique power of leaving her listeners feeling like they were a part of the song itself. Some of her musical songwriter heroes include Gillian Welch, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Bob Dylan.

You can find Grace performing with her band The Grace Clark Band, as well as in collaboration with Meadow Mountain (45th Rockygrass Band Competition Winners). Grace has performed in a number of venues including the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Belly Up, Stem Ciders, Warren Station, Ophelia's, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Samadhi Center for Yoga, and more.

When Grace isn't performing, she spends her time teaching music education at the Denver Language School to 3rd-5th grade students. She also teaches private voice lessons to ages ranging from 8-20 years old with a focus in pop, folk, classical, and musical theatre.
Venue Information:
The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.thewalnutroom.com/