Katie Glassman & Snapshot
and The Swingchicks
Rogers Hall, 4th and High Street, Lyons CO
8pm showtime, doors 7pm
Katie Glassman and Snapshot marry the soul of old-time Western music with contemporary songwriting and musicianship. Their 2014 release, Dream a Little Dream, spent more than four months at #1 on the Roots Music Western Swing DJ charts, and hit #9 on the Folk DJ chart. They are quickly becoming Colorado’s premier purveyors of original and vintage Western Swing music.
The band’s first record, Snapshot, was released in 2012, featuring 16 of Katie’s original songs played by an all-star band of Denver’s top musicians. This release was followed by a year of performing at festivals, performing arts centers, jazz clubs and more.
In 2013, the road-tested group went into the studio as a quartet to record the current release, Dream A Little Dream. A true collaboration, this record is the sound of a band in full swing, featuring five original songs and a handful of chestnuts from the vintage American songbook. Recorded live in the studio, each member’s contribution shines. Eric Moon jazzy but retro piano and accordion, Charlie Mertens’ slapping and thumping bass and Greg Schochet's 1940s guitar stylings are the perfect match for Katie’s formidable fiddle chops and stylish singing and songwriting.
Katie began playing Western Swing fiddle at the age of nine and has never looked back. Nationally renowned as a player and teacher, she has been nearly unbeatable on the contest circuit in recent years, winning both the prestigious 2013 RockyGrass and Walnut Valley competitions, as well as the 2014 Colorado State Championship.
In addition to her red-hot fiddling, Katie is an expressive songwriter and singer. Her songs explore modern emotional landscapes with sensitivity and wit while still providing the band a platform to showcase their instrumental virtuosity. Katie Glassman and Snapshot play timeless music with a modern sensibility. We're so excited to feature Katie and her cohorts at High Street Concerts!
The Swingchicks play vintage and original swing music. Featuring tasteful harmony vocals, rhythmic jazzy guitar backup, and top-notch lead instrumentals, they bring lively enthusiasm and dynamic arrangements to performances in venues large and small. The Swing Chicks are Emily Reynolds and Nancy Thorwardson playing rhythm guitars, Katie Glassman playing fiddle, Greg Schochet playing archtop guitar and resophonic mandolin, Jordan Ramsey playing mandolin, and Dave Ball playing the upright bass. Everybody sings and everybody swings, providing a grand time for your dancing and listening pleasure.
Concert Tickets - are available online HERE - and in person at the Stone Cup in Lyons.