Harry Tuft and...

Harry Tuft and...

Brad Corrigan (of Dispatch)

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

A note, from Harry:

Folks: Have you heard of the group "Dispatch?" Some years ago I had not heard of that group when Brad Corrigan came into the Folklore Center. The group was taking time off, and Brad had returned to Denver, his home. Over the years Brad and I have built a friendship, and I have learned of his passion for helping the under-served, through his organization, Love, Light and Melody.

So, Dispatch has very much re-emerged as a premier national group, including performances at Red Rocks. They appear this summer with the Colorado Symphony.

However, I could not resist the opportunity to present Brad to my audience in the Quinlan Cafe, which happens March 12th at 7 PM.

Brad has a great story to tell, but equally exciting will be his songwriting and performing. From 8500 to 80, a terrific chance to meet Brad in the intimate setting of the Cafe. I hope you will come.

As before, I will host a song circle in the second half of the evening, so come prepared to join in.

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."

Brad Corrigan

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Brad Corrigan is a creative visionary, living a unique and traveled life. As member of the indie band, Dispatch, he has played and sold out some of the most storied venues across the United States including Madison Square Garden, Red Rocks, Red Bull Arena, the Boston Garden, and Radio City. A dynamic solo artist and communicator, through film, photography, and music, Brad’s innate kindness touches those around him and inspires hope.

Regardless of the medium, he is committed to creating and sharing stories with art that shine light, raise awareness, and inspire action. Brad believes in social justice and is an advocate for many causes and communities. He is the founder and president of Love Light & Melody, a non-profit organization dedicated to battling physical, emotional and spiritual effects of extreme poverty. The Colorado native believes humility, generosity, and relentless love can turn any tide... And speaking of, he also loves to surf.

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