Category: Interviews

Pageantry returns to Colorado…

At SXSW 2014, an indie rock trio named Pageantry grabbed their share of the limelight. Huffington Post named them on their “Best of the Fest” list and they are keeping the momentum going. With an eclectic blend of odd-metered shoe-gaze and avant-garde dream pop,…

Meet John Macy of Macy Sound Studios…

John Macy of Macy Sound Studios is providing 15 hours of quality studio recording time for the DOM’s recent 3Q winner. He has worked on several high profile projects in the past, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Los Lobos. John is also…

A songwriter’s story (and assorted bits of advice)…meet Ed Skibbe

Singer/Songwriter Ed Skibbe’s career illuminates the pre and post internet realities of many professional musicians. From the now almost mythical notion of bands setting up shop for multiple days a week at local venues to burning the midnight oil in Nashville, cranking out songs…

Meet songwriter Andy Ard…

Local musician Andy Ard is a vegetarian and ex-boy scout with a BA in Journalism. He is also the Vice President of the board of COMBO and an accomplished songwriter. With over 20 years of writing under his belt, I recently asked him a…

Meet Brent Baccetti of Baccetti Music Productions, LLC

Brent Baccetti has lived in Colorado for about 3 years now – a transplant from San Diego, and Seattle before that. He’s the epitome of a musician cobbling together a successful career: studio owner, performer, teaching guitar, piano and recording at the Aurora School…

Meet a band called Halcyon…

Starting next Tuesday, the Denver Original Music Initiative will be running our second quarter contest – a chance to win a live performance video through Baccetti Music Productions. Please stay tuned. But in the meantime, I had a little chat with winners of our…

Brad and Jenny Smalling – meet the heart and soul of Evergroove Studio…

Evergroove is one of those rare gems – a “retreat studio” that is also a high quality recording environment. Owners Brad and Jenny Smalling have been working on this dream for over a decade. And since they recently volunteered some free studio time for…

Lessons from a showman’s showman – meet Ryan Chrys…

Being a musician doesn’t have to be about playing out. You could be a recording artist, dedicated song writer or seek a career in music any number of ways. But since most musicians are adrenaline junkies pursuing live performance, stage presence and what you…

Meet Mike Hughes of Stone Soup Soldiers…

With some of the topics raised at the recent Denver Music Summit, Mike Paul Hughes of Stone Soup Soldiers offers a nice perspective on what is possible on the soundtrack front, and describes some of the uphill battles. By day, he’s a senior staff…

Chris Daniels inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Tomorrow, Chris Daniels will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, and for some very good reasons. He’s a perfect case study for what it takes to develop that “long arc” career in music… A songwriter nearly 40 years in the making,…

Meet the Dead Side…

Formed in 2011, a young band called The Dead Side recently relocated from Bakersfield, CA to Denver to pursue their dreams. They are currently working on an ambitious double album (The Infectious Buddha). This is a second go at studio work after recording their…

Meet Jon Wirtz of Nuskool

I recently spoke with local jazz musician Jon Wirtz about his new album, Tourist, and appropriately enough, touring the Midwest this summer. His first album, The Debut, was nominated as a finalist in the national Telluride Jazz Competition and Jon was also nominated by…