As you may know, NPR put out the call for undiscovered bands to enter a contest to play a Tiny Desk Concert in Washington, D.C. A number of Wyoming musicians filmed themselves behind—and in front of—their own ‘desks’.
Seattle singer-songwriter Ian McFeron has dust on his boots from many tours across the country (including quite a few stops in Wyoming), reflected in the stories he weaves through his songs. Here are a couple of favorites from his albums Summer Nights and Time Will Take You; we’re hoping the as yet unreleased ‘Moses’ makes it onto McFeron’s third Nashville studio album, which is currently in the works.
Since forming in 2013, Thunder & Rain has quickly made a name for itself along the Front Range. The band’s “mountain made Colorado country” sound hangs strong hooks and catchy harmonies on classic bluegrass instrumentation.
Their debut album is scheduled for release in January 2015, with tours to follow.
Drawing their name from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, The Raven and the Writing Desk have taken their own circuitous journey to arrive at their current four-piece configuration and self-described “dark pop” style.
Here are songs that perfectly capture the Denver band's new sound.