Saturday, March 9, 2013

Acoustic Reverie: Denver's Monocle

Monica Whittington- lead vocals, guitar
Bill Huston- lead guitar, vocals
Eric Wiggs- upright bass, vocals
Josh Moore- drums
Ben Blechman- Fiddle/violin

With her sweet and soaring vocal melodies, Monica Whittington leads a band of Boulder, Colorado’s finest musicians on an acoustic exploration of the heart. Monocle blends stirring vocals, flatpicked guitar, stellar fiddle, kickin' drums and earthy upright bass in a sound that will move your body, mind, and soul. They have developed a unique take on American acoustic music that we call “acoustic reverie” brand new, original music rooted in the traditions of Telluride bluegrass, borrowing some of the sounds of Gillian Welch, John Hartford, and Steve Earle and guided by the spirit of the troubadour wanderings that led Townes Van Zandt through the San Juan Mountains on horseback.

A native of Colorado Springs, bandleader and namesake Monica Whittington has been singing for most of her life. Drawing inspiration from her musical family, she has a deep history in choral singing that precedes her foray into the world of original music.

They recently ended a successful kickstarter campaign to fund a new album which they are currently working on. The album will feature 11 or 12 of our original songs, produced by David G. Tiller, the man behind the amazing sounds of Elephant Revival, Taarka, and ThaMuseMeant.
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