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Strings & Wood Presents Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin with Special Guest Lara Ruggles

Strings & Wood Presents Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin with Special Guest Lara Ruggles @ Leon

Thursday, August 13th. Doors at 8pm 

Discount Advance Tickets available at: http://annativel.brownpapertickets.com/

Strings & Wood Concerts has been following Anna & Jeffrey these two lovelies from Portland for quite sometime and we are thrilled they are finally coming through Denver. Lara Ruggles will kick the night off. We can't imagine any other place then Leon the share a night of lovely music with you all.

We met these two at Planet Bluegrass' Rocky Mountain Folks Fest a couple years ago and have been following them ever since. Lara Ruggles who will open the show loves these two so much that she often covers Anna's, "A Thousand and One" because it's one of the most lyrically incredible songs she's ever had the fortune of stumbling on. And the Portland Mercury had this to say about Jeffrey's music, which I agree with wholeheartedly: "...Martin's songs are beautiful, sparse, and utterly devastating. . . . If there is any justice in the world, Martin's music will soon reach a wider audience and inflict devastation on a much larger scale. " Come to this one because you want to be able to say you know these two whether or not there is any justice in the world.

Anna Tivel:

Raised among the ferns and the farmland of Northern Washington, lyric-driven songwriter Anna Tivel loved words long before they became the backbone of her music. After moving to Oregon in 2007, she slowly discovered the friendly music scene as a fiddle player, and soon after picked up the guitar and began to write. Her latest album was released in June 2014 on Portland's well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Anna is based in Portland, OR and spends her time reading and writing and touring and fiddling and watching her dog try to catch flies by the window.

"These are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart, and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound." - No Depression


Jeffrey Martin:

PORTLAND MERCURY: "Jeffrey Martin's music is not widely known, which is a shame, because he might be the best songwriter in Portland. With lyrics that read like Raymond Carver stories and a voice that's one breath away from breaking completely apart, Martin's songs are beautiful, sparse, and utterly devastating. . . . If there is any justice in the world, Martin's music will soon reach a wider audience and inflict devastation on a much larger scale. " -Santi Elijah Holley.

Lara Ruggles:

Lara Ruggles grew up listening to Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Cat Stevens, Joan Baez, and the Judds. She sang her first concert in three-part harmony and won her first poetry slam. With the attention to lyricism of Conor Oberst, the intensity of Florence and the Machine and the ear for infectious melodies of Ingrid Michaelson, Lara’s piano and guitar-driven melodies invite the listener on a journey through soaring hooks, battle scenes and postcards written from well-loved and desolate desert landscapes. Her music is unafraid to acknowledge the dark places within the range of the human emotional experience, and she engages with her audiences in an unabashedly genuine way, telling raw stories and allowing her own vulnerability to be a point of connection and empowerment. 

In 2011, Lara released Out of an Eggshell, an EP. In 2013 she ran a successful kickstarter campaign, raising almost $9000 for her debut full-length album. Since then, Lara’s played at South by Southwest; toured the Southeast, the Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the West Coast; overcome theft; been featured on billboards, buses and spotify ads for Lyft; supported Nina Storey, Ben Ottewell of Gomez, Seryn, SHEL & the Shook Twins; won the Colorado Creative Industries Career Advancement Award; been nominated for the 2015 Denver Westword Music Awards; and started the Give:Voice Project, giving 10% of her on-tour sales to organizations that empower youth through the arts.

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