Local Shakedown with Ramaya Soskin, Dechen Hawk, WadiRum @ The Fox Theatre
Ramaya Soskin is an eclectic musician, in search of something much greater than himself and has been writing and performing music in Boulder Colorado since 2000. Starting first at Naropa University, he formed a trio named Specter X. While maturing as a songwriter he practiced his craft and soon started the band SLOWROSA with local songstress Cate Coslor, Tres Altman, Chris Mustaine and Jeb Bows. The band performed with acts such as Devotchka, The Fray, and The Czars at Boulder's Fox and Boulder Theaters.
Dechen Hawk was rocked to sleep as a child to Stevie Wonder, and now his music ranges from beautiful ballads to serious backbeat funk. A 2009 graduate of Naropa University, he studied with Bill Douglas, Art Lande, and Janet Feder. For the past 15 years he has performed locally and nationally and shared billing with such legends as Bruce Hornsby, Leon Russell, R.E.M., Ty Burhoe, and the Fun Lovin' Criminals. Music credits for television/film include the Swedish documentary "No Artificial Anything", reality TV's "What's Your Problem", and the indie film "Don Juan's Diary". Dechen was a finalist at the 2003 NCSC Songwriter's Competition and his neo-soul/pop-noir project 'Dechen Hawk & A Murder of Prose' highlights the songwriter's talents.
WadiRum was named by the band's leader, Stewart Erlich, after traveling for 6 months in the middle east. Wadi Rum is a region in Jordan where Erlich found himself miraculously healed after suffering a debilitating illness during his travels in the desert. The music is much like the region: raw, powerful, silent and loud in turns, and ultimately healing. WadiRum's songs build to crescendo, with lush harmony, dark, warm bass and cello, and drums that move from subtle to explosive. Each song is different, but the message is the same- the revelation of the human heart.
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
Doors: 8:30 pm
Show Time: 9:00 pm