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Sturtz & Birds of Play
March 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
6:30pm doors/ 7:30pm Show
Sturtz’s music stands out for its distinctive, soothing instrumental and vocal harmonies. The acoustic quartet – Andrew Sturtz [vocals, guitar], Jim Herlihy [banjo], Courtlyn Carpenter [cello], and Will Kuepper [bass] – falls somewhere at the intersection of folk and soul, with lead singer Andrew Sturtz’s melodic vocals soaring over the lower string instrumentals. Sturtz is based in Boulder, CO, and has toured across the U.S. opening for groups like the Eli Young Band, Trout Steak Revival, Lillie Mae, the Band of Heathens, and Smooth Hound Smith. NPR’s All Songs Considered described the band as “a reassuring breath of fresh air that pulls me back to simpler times” in their April 2020 blog. Sturtz released their debut album You’ve Done this Before in August 2021, and now they are hard at work touring on this album and writing songs for their next album. When they’re not playing music, you’ll probably find them milling flour, farming, laying in a creek, or eating native foliage.
Birds of Play are a Telluride-based, Americana Roots quartet born from a mutual love of desert canyons, raging rivers, and rocky mountaintops. These multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, community members, and adventurers are the dearest of friends, and their musicality seeks to fluidly weave together a unique tapestry of genres into a celebrated
blend of humor, honesty, vulnerability, and harmony. Their mission is to use their music and platform to uplift as many humans as possible while making this world a kinder, gentler, sillier, and more loving place.
Birds of Play’s original music will take you.