Harry Tuft and...

Harry Tuft and...

Katie Glassman

Swallow Hill Music - Quinlan CafeDenverCO
All Ages
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:00pm. All sales are final.

A note from Harry Tuft:

Hello, Friends and Happy Holidays. I'm very pleased to announce my next guest at Swallow Hill in the Quinlan Cafe will be Katie Glassman. Katie is a Denver native but her musical reach is world-wide through her teaching and performing. She's also a powerful songwriter and accomplished singer. Along with all that, Katie is a gifted teacher with a unique eye for detail and talent for communication. Katie has toured and recorded with The Western Flyers and leads her own band, Katie Glassman and Snapshot.

It will be a pleasure to trade songs and stories with Katie, who will also join in the song circle which follows the initial concert. Folks are encouraged to bring instruments and stay for the second part of the evening.

Tickets are available online, and at the door the evening of the concert if not sold out. We hope to see you, 7 PM, Thursday, January 16th in the New Year.

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Harry Tuft

Harry Tuft grew up singing and playing a series of instruments – from the piano to the clarinet, ukulele, baritone uke, and, in college, a six-string guitar.

Philadelphia's lively folk scene provided the setting for Harry's first ventures into public singing. From there, friendships with Dick Weissman and Roger Abrahams fostered a growing interest in Anglo-American folk music.

In 1960, needing a break from his studies (preparing for an architectural career), Harry traveled out to the Rocky Mountains for some skiing. He found a job at "The Holy Cat" in Georgetown, as a dishwasher, busboy, waiter, bartender, janitor, and – if there was a lull in the work at night – he could sing in the bar.

There he met Hal Neustaedter – owner of "The Exodus," a folk club in Denver – who suggested that he look into starting a folklore center in Denver. With further encouragement from Izzy Young, owner of the first and (then) only Folklore Center, in New York's Greenwich Village, Harry opened the Denver Folklore Center in March 1962.

Putting his energies into the store over the years, Harry has found time for teaching and occasional singing, as time allows. In his first album, "Across the Blue Mountains," Harry was ably joined by old friends Dick Weissman, Jay Ungar, Ed Trickett, Artie Traum and Laraine Grady Traum.

In 1972, Harry and friends Steve Abbott and Jack Stanesco formed Grubstake – originally named "This Band Is Starving." Their five albums include "What You Do With What You Got" and "Warts and All."

Katie Glassman

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Katie Glassman is that rare musician who possesses a combination of instrumental virtuosity and powerful musical expression. She is one of the country’s most renowned and decorated Texas-style and swing fiddlers, as well as an accomplished songwriter, singer, and a highly sought after teacher.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Katie currently tours and records with the Western Flyers, and leads her own band, Katie Glassman and Snapshot. She also maintains a thriving private teaching practice and travels to teach at music camps throughout the country.

Katie holds a Bachelor’s in Performance with a Jazz Certificate from University of Colorado, Boulder, and in 2007 spent a year studying jazz violin at the world renowned Centre Musique Didier Lockwood in Dammarie-Les-Lys, France.

In 2015, Katie won the National Swing Fiddle Championship in Weiser, Idaho, took first in both the Bob Wills and Open divisions at the Bob Wills Festival and Fiddle Contest in Greenville, Texas and is the three-time reigning Colorado state fiddle champion. Other notable victories were in 2013 at Rockygrass in Lyons, Colorado, and Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, to name but a few.

Venue Information:
Swallow Hill Music - Quinlan Cafe
71 East Yale Ave
Denver, CO, 80210