We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenn, Kelton, Dalton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenn, Kelton, Dalton, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Similar to most things these days, the music business is a grind and what you put into it is definitely what you will get out of it. Music “outsiders” are probably unaware of the amount of time, energy and effort musicians put into the smallest details so that songs and shows come across as natural and seamless. Those details are what can make and break a band. Writing a song is like having several cooks in a kitchen and everyone has the same ingredients, but a different idea of the outcome or final dish. However, the music industry is constantly evolving and there are new platforms that emerge at every turn. It is fun and challenging to find the next outlet or the next ground to cover.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a band we are most proud of our album, “Push,” which we released in April of 2019. It was a whirlwind process of working together as a group to make sure that each song was the best version of itself. The record was also recorded on tape which required us to have the ‘perfect takes’ for each song. Those challenges are what really brought us together and solidified our relationship with one another. The lessons we’ve learned along the way is to be nice to everyone you encounter. Whether it’s the promoter, sound guy or stage hand, be nice! They are the one’s that make it happen and rarely get any credit. We want the world to know that hard work and dedication is a formula for success and whenever a challenge presents itself, look at it as an experience.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First stop, Red Rocks for a show. Doesn’t matter who, just take it in and enjoy. Next stop would be Doghouse Studios in Lafayette. Here you’ll be able hear a ton of local bands working out there next hit song. After getting in our music fix, we’ll head out on a hike to Royal Arch in Boulder. Hunger has set in and we are off to the Kitchen Next Door in Boulder to get down on the Cali-Style Double Cheeseburger and libations. After filling our bellies, we’ll head to The Dark Horse for some tricycle races and cold, cheap beers. That is a day well spent!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
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