You 'Gotta Get Back' to Denver's Walnut Room Tonight with Seth Walker

By: Mirna Tufekcic

Seth Walker is playing at The Walnut Room in Denver tonight, Friday, January 20th. He’s a singer/songwriter who has been writing songs and creating albums since childhood. His Spotify profile goes back to 2007, but he’s been steeped in the culture of music since birth. In fact, he may just have genetically inherited his talents from the generations of musicians he comes from: his grandfather was a professional band and choir director, and both of his parents, who collaborated with him on his latest album Gotta Get Back, are professional musicians who have helped shape Walker’s musical inclinations, aspirations, and talent. But genetics aside, it’s clear that Walker’s been putting time and work into his artistry for years.

You’ll be quick to realize the talent and professionalism that envelops each song in Walker’s new album once you have a listen. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that it takes a village to create a whole, cohesive sound. Beside his parents, Walker brought his sister into the mix, making it truly a family affair. And to further the family theme, Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers produced the album, and member Oliver Wood collaborated on some of the songs too. The “keeping it in the family” is a sizzling thing with musicians these days and Walker’s got his finger all over it.  

Check out Walker's Gotta Get Back:

As for genre, which can be a difficult thing to pin down sometimes, Seth Walker makes it even harder to confine. Gotta Get Back is certainly an eclectic mix of jazz, country, soul, funk, blues, and classic gospel. All of these flavors come through on the album and they’re a direct reflection of Walker’s experiences from living in places like North Carolina (where he was raised in a commune) to Austin, Texas, to New Orleans, and finally to his current place of residence in Nashville, Tennessee.  

So, if you want to feast your ears on a spread of good tunes, and you know they’ll be played to a T considering Walker’s history and experience with music, come out tonight! Besides, if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get  to experience the community vibes that Walker used to create his latest record and even see some of the other musicians who collaborated on Gotta Get Back right next to Walker onstage.

See you there! Peep the Facebook event; tickets here.

-Mirna

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The Wood Brothers Return to Colorado This Friday at Denver's Ogden Theatre

By: Sierra Voss

Looking for Colorado’s next foot-stompin show? The Wood Brothers are set to play Denver’s Ogden Theatre this Friday night, December 9th.

Brothers Chris and Oliver Wood first formed The Wood Brothers back in 2004. Since then, they have released six studio albums, including their most recent album Paradise (2015). Recorded at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, this is Chris Woods’ debut playing electric bass on various tracks throughout the album. Joined by Jano Rix on drums and shutiar (percussive guitar), these boys have mastered the soulfolk genre all their own. Their music is a flawless translation of folk pickin’ melted into laidback soul beats accompanied by silky vocals and tight bluegrass harmonies.

Check out The Wood Brothers' video for "Luckiest Man":

As an experienced Wood Brothers showgoer, I would highly recommend taking a listen to these gentleman at The Ogden Theatre this Friday evening at 8PM. They have a way of transporting you into your most relaxing daydream, starting your weekend off right.

Don’t know where to begin listening? Some of my favorite Wood Brothers tunes include: “Wastin’ My Mind,” “Blue and Green,” and “The Muse”. Listen to them here and grab some tickets to their show while they last! BolderBeat will catch yah there.

-Sierra

All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artist featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.