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Friday, July 3, 2015
Leif Vollebekk brings intimate indie-folk to Baur's Listening Lounge this Sunday
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The Music Appreciation Society brings indie-folk singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk to Denver this Sunday, July 5 to Baur’s Listening Lounge. Vollebekk hails from Montreal, Quebec and has been touring with bluegrass and folk duo Mandolin Orange. His Sunday show will be a solo performance on Baur’s intimate stage.
Vollebekk’s newest album Northern Americana (2013) took two years and many miles to put together.According to his website, Vollebekk decided that he wanted to create a record that felt old and familiar like some of the albums of those he admires like Gillian Welch and Ryan Adams. The songs on Northern Americana tell stories that are colorful, full of detail and feel personal. They are “songs that can hold up in a storm,” and are filled with love, heartache, travel, nostalgia and coming back home again. The songs feel just like the tones of any friend who shares any bit of his life with another.
Vollebekk has shared the stage with Sinead O’Connor, Ryan Adams, Stephanie LaPoint and others. He was a breakout act at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival and seems to be making a name for himself with his music. He lists his influences as Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Gil Evans and Neil Young. He even performs some notable covers, like The Killers’ “Read My Mind” and “Heysátan” by Sigur Rós.
Catch this young artist at Baur’s Listening Lounge this Sunday at 7pm. Tickets can be bought at theMusic Appreciation Society’s website. Tickets are $20 general admission / members reserved and $15 for students and seniors. For more information about Leif Vollebekk, visit his website or follow him onFacebook and Twitter.