• Levitt Pavilion Denver (map)
  • 1380 West Florida Avenue
  • Denver, CO, 80223
  • United States


Della Mae + Avenhart


All Ages | General Admission Lawn
Doors at 6:00 PM | Show at 7:00 PM
This event is Rain or Shine.

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Della Mae

"We were ready to try something new," Celia Woodsmith says of Della Mae's eponymous third album and second Rounder release. "In some ways, this album's very different from what we've done previously, but it's self-titled because we feel like it sounds as much like us as anything we've ever done." Della Mae expands upon the musical achievements of the group's widely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated 2013 breakthrough album This World Oft Can Be, which established the multi-talented female combo as a potent musical force. With a sensitive yet assertive approach that's steeped in tradition yet firmly rooted in the present, the five versatile instrumentalist/vocalists draw from a bottomless well of rootsy influences to create vibrantly original music that conveys the band's expansive musical vision with timeless lyrical truths and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility that places them alongside such roots-conscious young acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.


Initially meeting as strangers at the CU Denver Bluegrass Ensemble led by Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon, Punch Brothers) the members of Avenhart found an instant chemistry. Lead singer, Andrea Pares, soon came to the band with original content in hopes of projecting this organic love of music to another light. Finding inspiration with a drive to move them forward, they plan on utilizing their incredible synergy to flourish their newest creative endeavor and further their project. 

Driving down a homeward road, the newly formed group thought of the name Avenhart, which is meant to symbolize a feeling of freedom while having a sense of longing for home. This feeling is exemplified well in their music, being described as “City-Folk” with a pinch of Bluegrass and a dash of Americana. With the rich, strong Colorado blood flowing through their veins, Avenhart brings a new interpretation of folk to the table. Sound inspirations come from a mixture of The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, two parts of Fleet Foxes and a teaspoon of Joy Kills Sorrow. 

After befriending members of Elephant Revival, artist Bridget Law served as a mentor during their writing process. Following these sessions, Avenhart hit the ground running in summer 2016, playing at various local venues such as Swallow Hill Music, Punch Bowl Social Denver and Lion's Lair. The band began recording this original content soon after with David Glasser at Air Show Studio in Boulder. 

Students at CAM Records realized the band's potential and collectively decided to work alongside Avenhart to get their music to the masses. Their self-titled EP release concert is set for March 16th alongside special guests Dearling and Kinesics at Lost Lake Lounge. This intimate, raw performance is sure to inspire and should not be missed.