King Cardinal

King Cardinal

Whippoorwill, Porlolo

Sat ยท December 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

King Cardinal
King Cardinal
Any flannel-clad Bon Iver disciple can pick up an acoustic guitar and throw together a few bleeding-heart tunes dealing with well-worn folk tropes like love, loss and atonement. But only a select few can dig deep enough to transform cliche into palpable, gut-wrenching feeling. Enter Brennan Mackey, brainchild behind Denver-based alt-folk outfit King Cardinal.

On King Cardinal's debut EP, released January 2014, Mackey operated largely as a solo enterprise, relying on strong storytelling and sparse instrumentation to craft an alt-folk identity clearly following the footsteps of elder statesmen like Bill Callahan and Greg Brown. King Cardinal's sophomore release, "Once A Giant", finds Mackey confidently spreading his wings from singer-songwriter into full-fledged band leader, enlisting the services of bassist Kramer Kelling, drummer Scott Roush (both of Denver mainstays Rossonian and The Raven and The Writing Desk), and pedal-steel virtuoso Jamie Mitchell, all while stretching into a sound more reminiscent of The Band or The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Recorded predominantly live in Roush and Kramer's living room, and mixed and mastered by long-time Denver recording stalwarts John Macy and Randy LeRoy, "Once A Giant" is a lush and nuanced six-song EP that effortlessly meanders between moments of haunting poignancy and humble triumph. And while the songs may deal with timelessly familiar themes like regret, resolution and redemption, Mackey summons enough heart and understated emotion to deliver a composition that feels intensely real and adds a much-welcomed layer of depth to King Cardinal's already strong alt-folk foundation.



Members

Brennan Mackey l Vocals, Guitar, Banjo

Scott Roush l Drums

Andrew Porter l Bass

Ben Waligoske l Pedal Steel

Texanna Dennie l Vocals
Whippoorwill
Whippoorwill
Alt-Folk
Band Members
Alysia Kraft
Staci Foster
Short Description
Just two folkers comin' to a town near you.
Porlolo
Porlolo
Porlolo is the musical project of Erin Roberts, formed in 2002 with guitarist Tom Mohr. Current lineup includes Ben DeSoto on drums and Anna Morsett on bass. Melancholic melodies, folk pop hits, and creep rock.

Porlolo discography includes What Would This Be For (Split EP with Roger Green, 2002), Storm and Season (2004), Meadows (2006), Pony Trekk (Split EP with Kate Magnus, 2009). Erin Roberts also released Fill Your Lungs (2012) with Denver-based band Ending People. Most are available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and at shows.

In December 2014, Porlolo released Everything, Barely (2014), a 3-song EP produced and recorded by James Barone (Tennis, Fresh & Onlys).

Porlolo has extensively toured the US, playing alongside Cass McCombs, Destroyer, Magnolia Electric Company, Fleet Foxes, Phosphorescent, Two Gallants and more.

For press or booking inquiries, email porlolomusic@gmail.com
Venue Information:
Downtown Artery
252 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.downtownartery.com/