Colorado Music & Media for Houston Fundraiser - with Sofie Reed, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, 3 Twins (featuring members of "The Subdudes") & Erica Brown

***NOTE*** There are not tickets for sale, this is a FREE EVENT. Donations are strongly encouraged at the event itself. Please come down and be a part of this very important night of music.

at The Oriental Theater

September 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Time: 7:00pm     Day: Friday     Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID    
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3 Twins (John Magnie, Steve Amadee, Tim Cook from the subdudes)
Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
Sofie Reed
others tba

Showtimes

10:30 pm
Sofie Reed
9:40 pm
Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
8:50 pm
3 Twins
8:00 pm
Erica Brown
Sofie Reed

Soulful, spunky, raw and refreshing, Swedish born and raised – Sofie Reed.


Sofie is a Vocalist, Composer and Visionary formatted into a One-Woman-Band. She plays harmonica, McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers, lap steel guitar, ukulele.. and she stomps her foot on an old wooden wine box!  You could call her music roots-blues or folk-blues or even roots-appalachian-with-a-dalecarlian-twist. Or – you could not call it at all. But you can feel it.  Yes, it’s blues, but it’s blues played on dulcimer: go ahead, Google it …look thru the blues history books …I cannot find a single artist of note anywhere who has applied the dulcimer to the blues. Then the voice — the lap steel — the harmonica — and the stomp box …and finally the heart, the attitude, the stories, the songs—this is the stuff from which music historians write long after an artist is gone, not while they’re in our midst. No band — just a few choice backup singers and Sofie. The recording is raw, live, in your face, affecting your musical soul. This is a woman who has lived a life worthy of being called a blues artist.

Sofie left Sweden as an eighteen year old young adult in 1987, after her mother died, and settled in the ghettos of Minneapolis—alone. She freelanced as a stylist within the local music scene for several years, until one of her clients, Sheila Charles, daughter of Ray Charles, hired her as a back-up singer. That encounter resulted in Sofie performing session work throughout the Twin Cities – from Paisley Park Studios to voice-over commercials and independent films. After performing in a duo for a while with her former husband, internationally acclaimed guitarist Preston Reed, she left Minneapolis and moved to Colorado.

Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore

Mollie O'Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have for nearly 30 years quietly made it their mission to find, mine and reinvent other artists' songs. They are geniuses at the craft of interpretation in the way that great singers, since the beginning of popular American music, have made the songs of their era their own. As songwriters they add their own tunes to the canon of American roots music they inhabit and show us they’re completely at home with their musical selves.

Mollie (Tim O’Brien’s big sister) has long been known as a singer who doesn’t recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. She is a singer at the very top of her game who’s not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses.

Rich, while known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, is also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O’Brien’s twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership.

Both new and long time fans alike are amazed at the musical scope presented by just one singer and one guitarist. Mollie and Rich are unafraid of risk taking, authoritative in their performance, and fun. This is unaffected musicianship of the highest caliber.

3 Twins

Groovy, funkin, southern fried roots and stuff...featuring John Magnie and Steve Amed'ee of legendary Colorado band...THE SUBDUDES!

Erica Brown

Erica Brown is an American Blues vocalist who currently resides in Denver, Colorado.  She has had a very fruitful career performing with many different regional and national level Blues artists and bands from the region and currently sings for/sets in with THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS