Della Mae + Avenhart (Free Concert Series)

Della Mae + Avenhart (Free Concert Series)
Levitt Pavilion Denver


Della Mae + Avenhart


All Ages | General Admission Lawn
Doors at 6:00 PM | Show at 7:00 PM
This event is Rain or Shine.

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Della Mae

Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond.

Originating from different musical backgrounds and states across the US and Canada, each member brings distinct elements that make Della Mae such a beloved band. Together they have a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

They were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, named among Rolling Stone’s “10 bands to watch for in 2015,” and have since traveled with the US State Department to over 18 countries spreading peace and understanding through music.

Through powerful experiences traveling the world together, the group discovered that Della Mae is more than a recording and touring band. Their mission to make a difference in the world emerged, and it became clearer that reflection was required to determine Della Mae’s next move.

In May 2016, after six years of extensive touring (averaging 220 days on the road per year, travel to over 30 countries and almost all US states), Della Mae took a break from the road. Each member took time to regroup, to pursue individual passions and projects, to regain footing, and to reflect on what they had just done – individually and together. This reflection revealed what Della Mae has come to mean to thousands of fans, to young girls worldwide, and to themselves.

Now, Della Mae is eager to embark upon a new chapter together.


Initially meeting as strangers at the CU Denver Bluegrass Ensemble led by Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon, Punch Brothers) the members of Avenhart found an instant chemistry. Lead singer, Andrea Pares, soon came to the band with original content in hopes of projecting this organic love of music to another light. Finding inspiration with a drive to move them forward, they plan on utilizing their incredible synergy to flourish their newest creative endeavor and further their project.

Driving down a homeward road, the newly formed group thought of the name Avenhart, which is meant to symbolize a feeling of freedom while having a sense of longing for home. This feeling is exemplified well in their music, being described as “City-Folk” with a pinch of Bluegrass and a dash of Americana. With the rich, strong Colorado blood flowing through their veins, Avenhart brings a new interpretation of folk to the table. Sound inspirations come from a mixture of The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, two parts of Fleet Foxes and a teaspoon of Joy Kills Sorrow.

After befriending members of Elephant Revival, artist Bridget Law served as a mentor during their writing process. Following these sessions, Avenhart hit the ground running in summer 2016, playing at various local venues such as Swallow Hill Music, Punch Bowl Social Denver and Lion’s Lair. The band began recording this original content soon after with David Glasser at Air Show Studio in Boulder.

Students at CAM Records realized the band’s potential and collectively decided to work alongside Avenhart to get their music to the masses. Their self-titled EP release concert is set for March 16th alongside special guests Dearling and Kinesics at Lost Lake Lounge. This intimate, raw performance is sure to inspire and should not be missed.

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