Arise Music Festival

Bright Hawk will be part of Arise Music Festival in Loveland, CO

A Quote from Arise Website:

“An independent, family-run, leave-no-trace event, the ARISE Festival takes place over three days at Sunrise Ranch, a 350-acre organic farm and retreat center, located in a stunning Colorado mountain valley just west of the town of Loveland. Recognized as more than a music festival, ARISE offers a range of activities such as workshops, enriching yoga classes, provocative documentary films and panel discussions, art installations, live painters and art gallery, performance artists and theme camps. ARISE also offers “interactive villages” including a Children’s Village, Food Truck Village, Vending Village, Healers Village, Hemp Village, Wisdom Village and a Solution’s Village, showcasing ecological and social justice solutions with practical on-site demonstrations designed to make our world a better place.

The consummate summer camping festival for conscientious music fans — ARISE is renowned for bold and progressive “global cooling” initiatives, such as a long-held commitment to planting one tree with every ticket sold, staging a pre-festival permaculture training, local sourcing, an organic farmer’s market in the campground, and a leave-no-trace ethos.”

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Laughing Goat Concert Feb 2016

By Hollis Taylor

Tired of the same old thing? Need something positive and upbeat? When I am looking for a live music show to see I want something that’s gonna help me lift my mood. I love music and find that I am deeply effected by the mood of the music. Sometimes I need space to scream and yell to some crazy angry song, this way I can move past those emotions. Most of the time though I am in need of soothing, comforting, positive and upbeat music.

Bright Hawk was invited back to the Laughing Goat for a concert in February 2016.  She was blessed enough to follow an amazing couple Marcel & Janelle. “Michigan-formed, Denver-based duo Marcel & Janelle offer a fresh mix of IndieSoul music with a positive vibe, entertaining show & original tunes” This statement from their website is a perfect description! Marcel’s talent to create romantic mood music with his electric guitar was impressive & I have witnessed some of the best in person! I loved his style, talent, and use of technology but was mostly impressed at his super positive attitude. Janelle’s voice was electrifying to the soul! The lyrics were original compositions and I found myself impressed at their style. My favorite part though was the romantic feel to the entire show. Celebrating their love for each other fills my heart for my own personal love life. This show would be highly recommended for that special date with a new lover or a long time spouse.

Bright Hawk followed them up with some of her best original compositions! The Hang PANArt is known for its soothing vibrations. When Bright Hawk plays it, its like sinking into your most comfortable chair. The interesting and unique sounds keep it fun to listen to. Her intricate rhythms communicate the mood for the song. All of her songs on the Hang PANArt are original compositions. One song she plays on both the underneath and the top of the instrument in a way that is impressive to watch. Having the ability to keep a back rhythm with one hand and create melodic rhythms with the other. This composition she calls “Singing with Whales”. It easily communicates the gentle rocking of being in water, the soothing sensation of water is brought to life through the Hang PANArt. Her unique playing style and talents as a percussionist are impressive and inspiring on this unique and fantastic instrument.

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Bright Hawk delivered small stories and tales to go along with her compositions. The audience was impressed not only with this unique instrument and her obvious skills, but of the depth her stories helped us connect to her music. Her short stories tied into where or why she composed each song. Her stories included those of loss and sadness but also of joy, celebration and even a fun Irish song/story. One of her little stories tells of when she was a child and use to fantasize about swimming with whales. A wild childhood fantasy that most of us could relate to. The stories helped set up the tone for each song, using the music to enhance the story and visa/versa. This style is like that of a folk or country singer that has stories in their music, but they usually use as string instrument. Bright Hawk uses what she calls a “Spaceship”.

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Her concert was filled with tons of music, upbeat energy, and positive messages. I felt inspired and uplifted by the time the show was over. I noticed that the audience felt the same way and many people were inspired to spread love in our world. At this time the only way to experience this extra special musical storytelling journey is to catch a live show with Bright Hawk. Keep up with her schedule by subscribing to this blog or social media of your choice.

 

February Shows

Its February and many of us could use a mood booster! Many of us would agree that Bright Hawk and the Hang PANArt will leave us feeling uplifted, joyful, and peaceful. Positive music, a positive artist, and a unique instrument – a perfect break from winter life. We hope to see lots of you here at these events! Thank you for subscribing to Bright Hawk’s News.

The First show in February will be at Eldora Lodge closer to Coal Creek Canyon than Golden. The show is Feb. 13th at 8pm. This concert is open to anyone that wants to attend. Tips are welcomed and appreciated! Cd’s are available

 

Bright Hawk will also be featured at the event Tacos-N-Tunes at the Blue Owl Book Store in Nederland, CO at 6pm. Come on out and have dinner and music. No cover but tipping is appreciated! Please Reserve a dining table – Call us, at 303-258-3695 – CD’s are available.

Bright Hawk is excited to also appear at the Mercury Cafe, again! Have you seen this place? The art and creativity of this venue certainly is an amazing back drop to the most unique solo artist I know, Bright Hawk! This is great fun and just before the open mic, so come on out! No cover!

 

Bright Hawk’s final appearance in Feb. will be at The Laughing Goat on Friday Feb. 26th at 10pm for a fun uplifting concert. This concert will contain lots of original compositions and Bright Hawk’s signature smile and positive attitude. The Laughing Goat is known for featuring up and coming artists and helping to bring live unique music to downtown Boulder.

 

Bright Hawk has also been booked for Costa Rica ForestDance Festival. She is super excited to have a warm work-vacation. This is an extra special event for Bright Hawk and she is honored to bring her uplifting spirit, Hang PANArt Vibrations, and loving smile.

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