MARCH 4th and 5th

Three individual Black Fret Artists playing together: Graham Wilkinson, Kalu James and Sydney Wright.

 

Graham Wilkinson
Graham Wilkinson
“Graham is like no other musician on the scene with charisma in spades and the songs to match. Graham will make you think, drink, dance, maybe even kiss a stranger.” – Hayes Carll
https://www.grahamwilkinsonmusic.com

 

Kalu James
Kalu James
“Blending both West African and American brands of funk with bluesy grit and psychedelic ambience, along with a chin-out attitude.” – Billboard
https://www.kaluandtheelectricjoint.com

 

Sydney Wright
Sydney Wright
“Drawing heavily from poly-rhythms, with loops of piano, guitar, beatbox and doo-wops, her performing skills are practiced and mesmerizing, with an impressive knack for creating and looping tracks during live performances. Even listening to just one song off her new debut album, her raw artistry, vulnerability and songwriting prowess speaks volumes.
https://sydneywrightmusic.com/

 

Auralai
Auralai
A foundation of cello, abstract but vivid lyrics, and complex and catchy rhythms and melodies make for a fiercely engaging experience. No slave to conventional songwriting or classical cello form, Auralai’s unique brand of cello-pop brings a much needed breath of fresh air to the contemporary music scene.
https://www.auralai.com/about

 

MARCH 11th and 12th

Featuring Shaina Shepherd who recently opened for John Legend, was released on SubPop and featured in Nordstrom’s 2021 holiday national ad campaign.

 

Shaina Shepherd
Shaina Shepherd
“Inspired by Nina Simone’s commitment to representing the times with the ivories at her fingers, Shaina Shepherd tells heartfelt stories of love, loss and personal power. Vocalist Shaina Shepherd pushes her vocals past “soul” territory into “shreds,” like Sharon Jones fronting Mötley Crüe.” – Graham Issac, Nada Mucho
https://www.shainashepherdmusic.com/about

 

BAANG
BAANG
Jeremiah Pickett was born November 2nd, 1993 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jeremiah or “Baang”, as he would later become known, spent his early years in central Arkansas before moving to Texarkana. It was here where Baang’s passion for words and storytelling met his love for music and production.
www.LoveSTNL.com

 

APRIL 1st and 2nd

Featuring Tony Kamel who is a Grammy nominated artist for his work with the bluegrass band Wood and Wire.

 

Tony Kamel
Tony Kamel
With a laid-back studio and a kick ass band, all Tony Kamel needed to tie his debut solo album together were some grade-A, feel good tunes—and boy, did he deliver. Back Down Home finds the Houston-born songwriter and frontman for the Grammy-nominated string band Wood & Wire striking out to make a solo record for Bruce Robison’s label, The Next Waltz. Texas-imprinted country-folk, old-time and bluegrass styles to Louisiana’s singular stew of Cajun, jazz, funk and other special ingredients.
https://www.tonykamelmusic.com

 

Willi Carlisle
Willi Carlisle
Willi Carlisle is a raconteur and folksinger from the Ozark mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.The Washington Post says he is “powerful,” “down-home and brainy.” Twin Cities Pioneer calls him “impressive on banjo, accordion, and fiddle.” In Cincinnati, a reviewer said his songs and stories “turn the cliche of solo performance on their head.” With a varied and exuberant program of folksongs, stories, and original stomps and croons, Willi has performed internationally with Grammy-Winning talent like Dom Flemmons and Los Texmaniacs and been featured in places like NPR’s “LGBTQIA+ Playlist” and Western AF.
https://www.willicarlisle.com

 

APRIL 8th and 9th

Featuring one of Denver’s most respected rappers.
 

Old Man Saxon
Old Man Saxon
Old Man Saxon is one of Denver’s most respected rappers. Per BandWagon Magazine, he recently “land(ed) a song on HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ soundtrack, a teaching role at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood where he taught rap and a spot on the Netflix competition show Rhythm + Flow.” where he received praise from Snoop Dog, Chance, Cardi and TIP. https://www.imoldmansaxon.com/

 

Jasper Logan
Jasper Logan
Jasper Logan is an American Hip-Hop artist from Chicago, Illinois. Mixing elements of -gospel, rap, and many other genres, Jasper Logan uniquely delivers heart-felt lyrics through complex rhyme schemes. “My goal is to communicate hope and change through, not only telling my story, but the stories of others as well”.
http://www.jasperlogan.com/

 

MAY 6th and 7th

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MAY 13th and 14th

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