10 Venues | 30+ Performances | 100+ Local Musicians | One All-Inclusive Ticket
***THE 2022 WINTER (SPRING) WALKABOUT MUSIC SHOWCASE IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF LIVE LOCAL MUSIC IN THE LONGMONT CREATIVE DISTRICT!***
Mandatory Will-Call Ticket Pickup is available today from 12 noon until 5 pm at TBK Bank, 401 Coffman St.
What's on the WWMS Menu?
- iZCALLi’s unique blend of styles has been carefully sculpted with a relentless work ethic, pride and authentic passion for the music the band puts out to the world. Engaging performances, a high energy live spectacle is what iZCALLi is all about.
- Foxfeather is a sultry alt-americana band founded in Boulder, CO in 2013. Beginning with a lyrical base, and bolstered by strong blues-rock instrumentals, Foxfeather’s unique sound captivates their audience.
- From high-energy anthems to deeply introspective ballads, Mark’s songs are a soulful, eclectic blend of diverse musical textures, inspired by icons including Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel and current influences such as Gregory Alan Isakov and Maggie Rogers.
The Pamlico Sound
- Boulder Colorado’s longest-running champions of high-energy, authentic Funk and Soul music, The Pamlico Sound are known for their original, contemporary songs and performances, while drawing inspiration from classic legends like Sly & The Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic.
- “Owsley-Grade Grateful Dead Experience”
- Addie Tonic is an alterna-rock band formed in Denver, CO. Punk rock roots meet catchy vocal melodies and jangly rhythm guitar, blending to create a garage rock/shoegaze wall of sound guitar with a punk rock edge.
Native Station provides an electric live show with catchy melodies, hard-hitting accompaniment, and soulful ballads that are as visceral as they are insightful.
The music of Jake Leg is primarily a reflection of their shared love of bluegrass. Drawing on their favorite elements of the genre, they focus on delivering good, original songs through the framework of bluegrass music. The vivid story-telling in each song is beautifully supported by top notch musicianship and engaging arrangements.
The acoustic quartet falls somewhere at the intersection of folk and soul, with lead singer Andrew Sturtz’s melodic vocals soaring over the lower string instrumentals.
Megan Burtt is an international touring singer/songwriter decorated with national recognition. “Pulsing, powerful and lovely, Burtt gracefully manipulates words and melody into a sultry delight. Her velvety voice seeps right into your being as she pulls you into the gorgeous foray.” – Guitar World
Taylor Shae is an award-winning singer-songwriter born and raised in Colorado, with a bluesy sound that “mixes old soul lyrics with bright vocals and a high-energy delivery for a fresh take on the Americana genre,” (303 Magazine, 2019).
Danny Shafer brings his acclaimed songwriting and fingerstyle guitar to every setting. “Shafer has kept the front range jumping and hollering for some time” – The Boulder Weekly.
David Booker Trio
Three-time "Best of Westword" winner David Booker grew up in the U.K. listening to Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, and from there his musical world opened up as he continued to explore music that moved him. He's backed the likes of Bo Diddley and Dr. John, and has opened for Los Lobos, Koko Taylor and many other Legends of the Blues. Mr. Booker is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Blues Society.
Vintage Country/Folk. Mackenzie Rae is a singer-songwriter with roots in South Dakota and western Colorado.
Antonio Lopez is a quiet man with something to say. His music is like an onion. It has many layers, each one revealing something more. His adept guitar work and composition skills are never used in a showy way but rather like the spices in a delectable home-cooked meal. The result is a feast of emotions that delights the listener.
Soulful Indie/Folk Blues. Says Cara Elizabeth (they/them): "My singing and songwriting are emotional expressions of both the curses and blessings that I face. I like to tell purposeful stories through my lyrical compositions. I impact people in a positive way through music therapy and musical activism."
The Jack Hadley Band
Born in the Philippines, Jack Hadley moved to Denver, Colorado as a young and budding guitar player, where he learned to play music by ear, covering everything from Hendrix to Dylan, unaware that he was learning the foundation of American music – the blues.
John McKay has crafted a potent, compelling and rewarding listening experience. His music is the rich harvest of an open heart, creative vision and serious guitar chops. Years of observation, reflection, insight and aspiration are conveyed in vivid poetics and, with the warm voice of a gifted storyteller, a stellar ensemble and deftly crafted arrangements, this music draws you in and resonates.
George Nelson Band
George is more than a soulful master. He is an icon. With nearly 40 years of performing, he has lived, played and sung through a remarkable period of musical history. His masterful playing and soulful rendition have broad appeal.
Tim Ostdiek is a playful, uplifting, and engaging singer, songwriter and performer. He writes feel-good, big-hearted folk with a drop of something funky. With hopeful and purposeful songs, Ostdiek doesn't shy from the deep and heavy. A tasteful and dynamic guitarist, Ostdiek often fits fingerpicking, strumming, and lead elements into one song.
Liz Barnez was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up inspired by jazz, blues, folk, gospel, R&B, Dixieland, funk, and parade music. She embraced the diversity of her musical and creative upbringing and transformed those into her own eclectic style of music.
Led by multi-hyphenate Eben Grace, The 89s is an Americana-tinged rock and pop outfit based in Lyons, CO. For the Spring Walkabout, they'll play a stripped-down acoustic duo set, an opportunity for an intimate experience with emphasis on the songs and storytelling.
Wellington Bullings adds a soulful touch to everything she sings. Her music is a fine balance of classic soul and R&B, with subtle roots in Jazz. With a rich, sultry voice and a natural elegance, it's easy to see why she is making a name for herself in the world of Neo Soul and beyond.
David Tilmon began playing the guitar at the age of ten. Currently, most of his time is devoted to acoustic finger-style guitar playing. Although his live performances currently consist of only his acoustic material, David spends a large amount of time composing and experimenting with the electric guitar. His interest in a wide range of music and guitar styles is represented in his playing. He brings a different perspective to the acoustic guitar, and has a large repertoire of original material that reflects several different genres.
Indie soul-pop artist Pamela Machala (pronounced “MOCK-uh-luh”) has one foot in the lyric-focused Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter tradition and the other foot tapping the grooves of Motown and R&B. Pamela strikes an earthy yet elegant aesthetic balance with influences ranging from jazz and soul to musical theater and folk. Signatures of Pamela’s songwriting include sprightly hooks, effortless vocals, subtly complex chord changes, feelgood funky grooves, and boldly vulnerable lyrics.
Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender, Indie Soul Balladeer Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. Hawk's call pierces the state of unawareness and asks you to speak the truth.
Drake decided to make music his full time job in 2012; his years of collecting music, hosting school parties and helping friends with their weddings would turn into a true love and successful business. Audiences enjoy Drake’s style of mixing music because he loves so many different types of music which include today’s Hits, Hip Hop, Dance, Brit Pop, RnB, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and much more.
Cipriano gravitates toward ’90s and grunge music like Alice in Chains, Tool, Blind Melon and Morphine. The front person, Cipriano Ortega (they/them), who is part Apache, draws from jazz and finds inspiration in film scores, Japanese Taiko drums and Native American drumming.
Underground electronic artist DieTonic's message is simple: Make music ? Make happiness ?Change the world ?
As a solo performer and songwriter, Shawn Cunnane’s diverse style ranges from Travis picking ballads with jazzy overtones to bluegrassy foot stompers. The unique textures he creates in his originals and interpretations are intimate and alluring.
Rabbit Mountain Jazz Duo
Adam Buer and Chris Ruiz will be performing instrumentals from the Great American Songbook. Their tasteful arrangements include songs by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Tom Jobim. The combination of guitar and saxophone creates a mellow and sophisticated atmosphere.
KR Nelson and Dustin Moran bring a genre-bending sound to folk-rock through their unique song arrangements and writing styles. A kaleidoscope of sound, songs are interlaced with vocal harmonies and leads that alternate between the two songwriters. Each with perspectives on the relationships we have with ourselves and with others - bringing truths to the table, facing who we are, and the constant state of becoming.
Cari Minor and Ray Smith are award-winning singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Their blend of spot-on harmonies and commitment to finessing and honing their craft has developed into a unique Americana sound they call "Blue Collar Folk".
Addy and Lena
Our honorary Rising Star group for 2022, Addy and Lena is an acoustic duo made up of two young performers who are looking forward to new musical experiences and opportunities this year. The pair will perform covers of "a little bit of everything" accompanied by acoustic guitar.
Led by pioneering visionary Miguel Avina, iZCALLi has transcended “Rock en Espanol” bands – moving beyond translating Whitesnake or The Cure lyrics and performing their songs. Under the banner of RETI=Rock En Tu Idioma, he wanted to do original Rock in Spanish — or in English, too, if he felt like it — and he had a vision: that there was a need for the kind of music he wanted to make, with a swath of influences ranging from flamenco to Zeppelin, and a community of musicians just waiting to unite.
With appearances all over – ranging from sold-out shows across Denver’s favorite venues – including the new Meow Wolf Denver - to multiple appearances at Westword Music Showcase, Underground Music Showcase, and even SXSW, the Winter Walkabout is so excited to bring iZCALLi to the Longmont Creative District!
A Longmont-area and Boulder County music scene staple, Foxfeather’s Carly Ricks Smith and Laura Stratton have been writing and making music together for more than 15 years, and have been performing as Foxfeather for nearly 10 years. Having performed all around – repeated appearances at Nederland’s Frozen Dead Guy Days, shows at the Fox Theater and Boulder Theater, and even two previous performances at the Winter Walkabout, the WWMS team can’t wait to see the full band grace the headline stage at WWMS 2022!
Grab your ticket and head downtown for a day and night of what Longmont does best - live local music, unique venues, good vibes, and community spirit!
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