NoCo Album Release Show- David Lawrence & the Spoonful w. Sugar Britches
Saturday, 10/08/2022, 07:00 PM
Swing Station, Laporte
Join David Lawrence and the Spoonful for their FoCo Album Release Show! Over 2 years in the making, 'Lean-In' is a true passion project. For anyone that has seen David perform it's no surprise that this album is brimming with heart, soul, and grit. With a busy touring and performance schedule on the front range & beyond, The Spoonful is thrilled to join Sugar Britches in Laporte at the iconic Swing Station, NoCo’s best Honky-Tonk.
Their debut Album ‘Lean In’, produced by Banshee Tree frontman Thom LaFond, is a collection of Original music spanning the diverse genres that have influenced David throughout the years. From down home blues, to Roots Americana, touches of old school country and even his deep influence from gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt all shine through. The title track ‘Lean In’ is a song David wrote for his wife Yuko. It’s about young love, the butterflies you feel when you have to take a chance. You have to take that risk, and hope that when you lean in for that first kiss, that special person is going to Lean back. In a larger way, Lean In is about dealing with adversity in life and not running! It’s realizing that the best way to confront hard-times is head first. Becoming a new Father (this year!) and putting out a full length album is a test for David to Lean in to the challenges ahead of him.
The album features Recording Engineer Jay Elliot, and Mastering guru, Kyle Vandy, & Album Art by Elias Armao from Dogged Line Design. It features tons of incredible artists and musicians! Coleman Smith from Rapidgrass is featured on fiddle, mandolin & helped with writing & arrangement, and even delivered some needed background vocals on Lean-in. Jon Wirtz on Organ, Gabe Mervine on Trumpet, Bonnie Culpepper on background vocals, and Gary Sloan & Bob Songster split the heavy lifting on the upright bass.
More About the Band: www.davidlawspoonful.com
FoCo's Best honky Tonk Band 'Sugar Britches':
Sugar Britches is a blend of mischievous high-brow honky-tonk with eclectic instrumental accompaniment and clever lyrics, written by Brian Johanson and performed by a cavalcade of characters. Combining good ‘ol country heartache along with snarky folksy wit, Sugar Britches has been playing non-stop throughout Colorado and Wyoming in bars, parking lots, weddings, bat mitzvahs, rodeos, amphitheaters and regular-ass theaters since 2017.
Recent highlights for the band include recognition on The Colorado Sound’s Top 20 List of Colorado Artists for 2021 and an opening slot at the legendary Mishawaka Amphitheatre for Wynonna Judd.
Sugar Britches also won Best New Band of 2018 and Best Country Band of 2019 from the Fort Collins Musicians Association and were nominated for Best Country Band of 2019 by the Denver Westword. They have opened up for many national touring artists, including Wynonna Judd & the Big Noise, Pokey LaFarge, Corb Lund, The Reverend Horton Heat and Jason Eady.
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David Lawrence & the Spoonful
David Lawrence, has called Colorado home for over a decade. Whether performing solo or with his full band, ‘The Spoonful,’ David brings a unique blend of finger-picking Delta blues, roots-Americana, soulful vocals, and his style of Gypsy-infused jazz guitar. In recent years, David has focused more on his original sound, currently recording his second solo album featuring some of Colorado’s best musicians and set to release Oct. 6th 2022. A poet at heart, David’s original sound combines evocative imagery and storytelling with infectious melodies and rich, layered guitar playing. True to his musical roots, David’s music is raw, gritty, soulful, and full of heart.
Bar, Pub, Nightclub, Tavern, Saloon, Lounge
3311 County Road 54G, Laporte, Colorado, 80535
Laporte's Finest Honkytonk...the Swing Station is a local watering hole and live music venue. Located just off of the Poudre River bike trail, ride your bike for $1 discount on all draft beer.
21+ with valid ID to order/consume adult beverages
Indoor Seating, Outdoor Seating, Bar Seating, Tables Seating