Michael Kirkpatrick & Elise Wunder w/ Antonio Lopez

Michael Kirkpatrick & Elise Wunder w/ Antonio Lopez

Sun, July 24, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO

$10 (+$5 Under 21)

Off Sale

Michael Kirkpatrick
Michael Kirkpatrick
Singer. Songwriter. Folk and Rock musician. Michael Kirkpatrick is a modern day minstrel. He sings about nature, dreams and sensuality. The original music comes to you straight from Michael's soul--unfiltered, passionate and true.
Elise Wunder
Elise Wunder
She does it with a voice of oak and leather; a tone that's soft and comforting but with an unmistakably solid foundation. Her style is heavy in a way that does not suggest world weariness so much as it does wisdom and an old soul.

Her voice will take you by surprise, especially when she sets it loose at an unexpected moment and you realize the power that she has been holding back. It's a cannon and a paintbrush, at once. But it's not her voice alone that sets her apart. As she follows a tune you've known for many years with another song, you find yourself wondering where you've heard it. You wait for the lyrics, sure that you'll be able to place it. No, you just can't put your finger on it. It's not this artist, nor that. And when it's over, she tells you that it's her own song. And yet, somehow it seemed to already be a part of you.

It's her song writing (somehow wistful, promising and familiar, and completely new) that is quietly staggering. Her lyrics, written in a stream of consciousness style that leaves wide space for personal interpretation, are nonetheless clearly autobiographical. Wunder seems to be baring her soul, both the strong parts and the weak, despite her best efforts to protect herself from our prying ears. She can't help but bleed when she sings, and the vulnerability of her art drives into our hearts with the force of a hammer.

The most subtle aspect of Elise Wunder's music is the thin line of darkness that runs through the center of it all. There is a lean towards the abyss, a nod to the void. Maybe it's a curiosity about the dark alleys, the unlit streets, and the things that you can only find there when you go looking for them yourself. Whatever it is, it's easy to overlook in her songs, comes naturally to the singer, and is the final ingredient necessary in creating truly soulful music.
Antonio Lopez
Antonio Lopez
Sixth generation Coloradan Antonio Lopez is a noteworthy artist in the states flourishing music community. Nashville based recording artist Tyler James describes Antonio’s music as “raw and beautiful…two traits any young songwriter should strive for." Garnering comparison to artists such as Amos Lee and Ryan Adams with his earthy-modern-folk, Antonio's latest project consists of three EP's, each being recorded in a different locale with a different producer and set of musicians; Alamosa, CO where he grew up, Minneapolis, MN where he recorded his debut album, and on the Front Range where he now resides. The second installment in the series, Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP, was released in February of 2016. Antonio Lopez's tune Simple Life is the theme song for the Morning show on KRZA radio and he has collaborated with artists such as folk luminaries Don Conoscenti and Daniel Valdez (Santana, Linda Ronstadt).
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.hodishalfnote.com/