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Esme Patterson and Clay Rose (Gasoline Lollipops) Listening Show

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Masonic Temple Event Center|Estes Park

1820 South Saint Vrain Avenue

Estes Park, CO 80517

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An intimate performance by Esme Patterson and Clay Rose (Galsoline Lollipops). Advance ticket purchase required. No At The Door sales.

The Estes Arts District will provide a cash bar. 100% of the proceeds for the bar benefit this local non-profit. Sponsored by Snowy Peaks Winery, Rocky Mountain Day Hikes, The Estes Arts District


Esme Patterson

Sometimes you have to turn off your brain and let your body sing. That’s what Esme Patterson did on her third full-length, We Were Wild, which was released on Grand Jury Music on June 10th, 2016. “At its core, rock ‘n’ roll is where madness and order collide. Where our sexual, raw, animal nature meets our heart and mind. On this album I explored deeper, more far out sonic spaces. I hunted the vibe through vast wilderness,” says the Denver-based songwriter.

Her decadal musical career sprang from Colorado's mountains when she co-founded Denver's beloved indie-folk ensemble Paper Bird. After four acclaimed albums and perpetual touring, Patterson set a new course. In 2012, she wove local talents, including Nathaniel Rateliff, into her first powerful, ethereal solo release All Princes, I. Her 2014 release, Woman to Woman, rounded out previously one-dimensional females from popular songs to the praise of The New York Times, The Guardian and others. “Dearly Departed”, her hit collaboration with Shakey Graves, led to millions of streams, sold out shows nationwide, as well as performances on Conan and The Late Show With David Letterman.

Across We Were Wild, her delicate voice, wry humor, poignant storytelling, and impassioned delivery entwine with fuzzed-out guitars, deep-in-pocket percussion, hints of roots-y country, and a swirling psychedelic hum.

“I needed to paint using more colors,” she goes on. “On my past records everything was hyper realistic. I didn’t overdub much or fix mistakes. Woman To Woman was basically recorded in a day, and everything was played live. In contrast, the pre-production for We Were Wild spanned over almost a year. Lyrically and musically, I went a little bit more fantasy. Groovy fantasy.”

“These songs reflect my life and where I am,” she admits. “They also negotiate where I want to be. In the process of writing and recording We Were Wild I now see that I was subconsciously trying to give myself permission to want more, to move forward into the unknown and seek what my spirit needs.”

Ultimately, Esmé progresses by embracing exactly who she is.

“I’m always transforming, renewing, living, and growing.” she leaves off. “I love the way music can be a companion in life and a tool for transformation. I hope this record can act as a friend for everyone on their respective journeys. A lot of these songs were lessons my heart was giving my mind. I want to share them because maybe they can help others the way they helped me."

Patterson is currently writing and recording songs for release in the Summer and Fall of 2018 with a variety of collaborators.

Clay Rose

Clay Rose is the lead singer and songwriter for Boulder-based bands, Gasoline Lollipops, and The Widow’s Bane. Although his career as a band leader has spanned a decade, his solo songwriting career began in 1997. He has written and released nine all-original albums to date. Clay Rose’s ability to tell stories that seamlessly cross genres from folk, to punk, to klezmer, to country has won him an array of awards. These include: Best Music Video at the Mile High Horror Film Festival 2012, for “Don’t Be Afraid; It’s Only Death” by The Widow’s Bane, Gasoline Lollipops’ Best Country Band Award, by Westword Magazine 2015 and 2018, as well as Colorado Daily’s Best Local Band award for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

In 2017, Rose released two full length albums with Gasoline Lollipops, made his Red Rocks debut, completed an extensive tour through Belgium and the Netherlands, and was commissioned by Wonder Bound Ballet Company in Denver to write a full-length ballet using all original music written for his other band, The Widow’s Bane. Rose is currently writing and recording a new Gasoline Lollipops EP, and is in pre-production for a full length solo album slated for release in 2019.

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