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Love Everyday Joe’s, Volume 3: Wake Up, O Sleeper

by on Dec.06, 2009, under Downloads

The holiday season is upon us once again and that means gifts! Keeping with their own traditions, Fort Collins coffeehouse / music venue Everyday Joe’s has released its 3rd annual compilation Love Everyday Joe’s Vol. 3: Wake Up, O Sleeper as a free download (with highly suggested donation-action). This year’s comp. features some Fort Collins favorites such as Candy Claws, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Katie Herzig, and Denver artists Paper Bird, Oh Starling (Dan Craig & Jessica Sonner), and John Common, just to name a few. The entire mix is a brimming with great wintery tunes that will be a welcome change to those over-played cheesy Christmas songs the shopping malls have been playing since Halloween.

Everyday Joe’s is one of my personal favorite venues in Fort Collins. I have been to countless shows there and will be headlining a benefit concert at Joe’s on December 19th with my band The Heritage Music Collective. The show has been dubbed “States Filling Plates” by Bryan Collins, the event organizer who hopes to fight hunger through art and music. Collins and his band Otherwise The Locusts will also be playing in addition to friend-of-the-blog Danielle Ate The Sandwich. For more information on the show please follow this link or for more info on “States Filling Plates” click here.

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Something new from Katie Herzig

by on Oct.01, 2009, under Downloads

It’s been a few days since anything has caught my ear quite like Katie Herzig’s new album Live in Studio: Acoustic Trio. Herzig (who has strong Colorado roots) is offering the record as a free download for the next month (until November 1). I’ve embedded the widget on this page so that you can have a chance to listen to it for yourself. While you’re at it, be sure to check out her show with another blog-favorite, Gregory Alan Isakov, October 12 at Fort Collins coffee shop Everyday Joe’s (click on the gigposter for tickets)

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Concert Review: Trace Bundy and Andrea Ball at Everyday Joe’s

by on May.15, 2009, under Concert Reviews

Pouring coffee on yourself is a very distressing occasion. Doing so will ruin both your shirt and your night. However, despite the vanilla latte my shirt was soaking up, my night was not all for loss as Andrea Ball and Trace Bundy filled the night with their relaxing melodies.

Filling Everyday Joe’s, a coffee shop in Fort Collins, to capacity, roughly 250 sat in eager silence as Andrea Ball picked up her guitar and started beating on it in a way somewhat musical. The song eventually took on more form as the drummer and bassist picked up the melody and continued along. Her set, simple in instrumentation and structure, progressed with Ball moving between piano and guitar regularly. Her voice led the way providing the varied strengths and weaknesses of the songs. Between songs, her dry sense of humor kept things going relating songs with influences and other random parts of her life. For more information on Andrea Ball, take a look at the album review we posted not too long ago.

Following up Andrea Ball’s hour-long set, Trace Bundy took the stage with little flair. No stranger to Everyday Joe’s, a sense of belonging aired about him as he adeptly picked up his guitar and beat it as percussion, starting quite similarly to Andrea Ball. Bundy’s extensive use of tapping, delay, and looping gave him a very unique sound that was as pleasurable to listen to as it was to watch. Between songs, stories about his travels around the world, learning how to text, and or the background for the next song filled the gaps, keeping people laughing as he tuned his guitars. For the most part, he played alone, only being joined occasionally by his violinist and, even rarer, his wife.

Bundy’s sense of humor matched his skill at the guitar. He revealed that the first song he learned on the guitar was “One” by Metallica. However, it’s become a bit too easy for him over the years. To keep the challenge fresh, he played the famous riff on his iPhone using a guitar app. His violinist also joined him with a violin app. The story behind his song “Dueling Ninjas” was equally entertaining with details about how ninjas dislike violins and were therefore angry at each other. Through the entirety of his two-hour set, the crowd sat laughing and amazed at the Colorado-native guitarist.

Words by Spencer Nelson, Photos by Tim Weilert

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