Brent Cowles w/ Evan Holm (of Extra Gold)
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Brent Cowles

Evan Holm

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Join singer-songwriters Brent Cowles and Evan Holm as they go live from their homes on Saturday, May 30. Brent will go live at 7pm, Evan will go live at 6pm.

Brent and Evan were scheduled to play Daniels Hall on this night, but that concert had to be postponed due to social distancing. They are excited to bring their music to you via Facebook Live.

Brent Cowles

Blurring the lines between boisterous rock, R&B, and contemplative folk, Brent’s infectious voice and knack for melody seem to swing effortlessly from quavering intimacy to a soulful roar as they soar atop his exuberant, explosive arrangements.

Growing up, Cowles first discovered the power of his voice singing hymns at his father’s church in Colorado Springs. Having a pastor for a parent meant heavy involvement in religious life, but Cowles never quite seemed to fit in. At 16 he fell in love with secular music; at 17 he recorded his first proper demos in a friend’s basement; at 18 he was married; at 19 he was divorced. Meanwhile, what began as a solo musical project blossomed into the critically acclaimed band You Me & Apollo, which quickly took over his life. The Denver Post raved that the group created “some of the most exciting original music in Colorado,” while Westword proclaimed that their live show was a “clinic in roots rock mixed with old-school swing and blues,” and Seattle NPR station KEXP hailed “Cowles’ Otis Redding and Sam Cooke inspired vocals.” The band released two albums and toured nationally before they called it quits and amicably went their separate ways.

The parting was a necessary but difficult one for Cowles. In the ensuing months and years, he would find himself alone more than ever before, at one point living out of his Chevy Tahoe just to make ends meet. But rather than break him, the experience only strengthened his resolve. "High to Low” gives the listener a real sense of Brent’s current mood. His songs are more evolved yet simpler, his lyrics are stronger yet fragile. He hopes you love it, live it and get down with it.

Evan Holm

Evan’s music is a country music cocktail that is equal parts Golden-Era Country Revival, Folk, and Rock & Roll. Westword writes "Holm has been performing under the Extra Gold name for nearly two years, and the band's first release, High & Lonesome, which dropped November 26, is an impressive debut. It's the rare case in which the band sounds as good on the recording as it does during live performances."

Venue Information:
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Denver, CO