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www.justinroth.com

Justin Roth

December 1st, 2012

Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique, bridging contemporary and indie/alt folk.  He has toured with John Gorka and opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters, including Shawn Colvin, Martin Sexton, Darrell Scott, and David Wilcox.  His guitar playing has earned him shared stages with some of the greatest fingerstyle players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, Billy McLaughlin, California Guitar Trio and Pat Donohue.  Roth’s fan-funded fourth solo album, Now You Know, which he recorded, produced, played and sang every single note himself in his home studio, was recently voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011 by Roots Music Report.

“Fans of Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges will find themselves right at home with [Roth's] intricate guitar work…beautifully written lyrics.       - San Francisco Art Magazine

This is a private concert by reservation in advance only.  Seating is limited and confirmed by a suggested artist donation of $20.  Please submit a reservation request - Click here to complete your request

Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore

Saturday - January 19th, 2013  (THIS SHOW IS FULL - NO SEATS AVAILABLE)

Highlands House Concerts is excited to bring back Rich and Mollie to the living room.  Since their last performance here, they have released their CD Saints and Sinners and Reincarnation with the family band O'Brien Party of 7.  They are truly HHC favorites and will surely sellout the room quickly, so make your reservation soon!

This is a private concert by reservation in advance only.  There are no seats available - this show is sold out.

“Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore are two national musical treasures. Combining blues and bluegrass (and everything in-between) with their soulful voices and stunning instrumental chops, Mollie and Rich are a constant source of joy and inspiration to me. They are truly among the best out there keeping American music alive and vital.” - Dave Alvin

 

Sweet Talk Radio

Saturday - February 23rd, 2013

Your host first saw the the husband and wife team of Kathrin Shorr & Tim Burlingame in a song circle at the Folks Fest in Lyons, CO. The engaging lyrics and sweet harmonies had everyone hush as they captivated the campgrounds.

This dynamic duo, based in Los Angeles, draws on the combination of Shorr's captivating vocals and Burlingame's lyrical guitar. Their music has earned them recurring spots on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart and the ears of music supervisors on some of today's top tv shows.

On September 4th, Sweet Talk Radio released their second album, "State of the Union". The eleven-song recording is a poignant rumination on love and relationships, mixed by Eric Robinson (Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Milk Carton Kids) and mastered by Evren Goknar (Greg Laswell, The Weepies) at Capitol Mastering.

This is a private concert by reservation in advance only.  Seating is limited and confirmed by a suggested artist donation of $20.  Please submit a reservation request - Click here to complete your request

 

Highlands House Concerts In the News

Music lover turns home into concert venue
Aired on Channel 9News April 24th, 2009
See the broadcast here
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    Special thanks to Anne Herbst

Westword's 2008 Best of Denver     March 27th, 2008

Best House Concerts  Highlands House Concert Series

"Taking in a show at Dwight Mark's charming home in Highland is more like attending a friend's dinner party than seeing a concert at a formal venue. Prior to the performance, folks nosh on light hors d'oeuvre and chat, then eventually make their way to the living room for intimate, one-of-a-kind performances by an array of engaging acts, from celebrated local talent to well-regarded imports. And while the idea of living-room concerts might alarm the neighbors, Mark is careful to keep the music at a reasonable level — so much so that when you're standing on the porch, you can only faintly hear the sounds coming from inside. Props to Mark for a unique experience."

Special thanks to Westword, all my performing artists, co-hosts, and guests for making these events so wonderful.  Also special thanks to the Chings at Aspen Meadows House Concerts for their dedication to keeping the spirit of House Concerts alive and secure for years to come.

Click Here to see many videos on the Highlands House Concerts YouTube video playlist.

 

Westword article on Dwight (Your Host), the House Concert Series and the show with Kraig Kenning published on September 21st, 2006 

  

Click Here to read an article on the Colorado House Concert music scene in the Rocky Mountain News published on February 24th, 2006 (features some quotes from Dwight)

 

Check out the review of the show with John Magnie of the Subdudes published on December 15th, 2005 in the North Denver Tribune

 

Read the article on Dwight and the Highlands House Concerts beginnings published in the October 6th, 2005 issue of the North Denver Tribune

Our Mission

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To participate in the Denver Performing Arts community by providing a venue that music-lovers can gather, socialize and see great acoustic-based singer-songwriters and musicians perform

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To support traveling-through-town performing artists with an environment where they can have an intimate performance with a listening audience

*Note all shows are supported by guest donations to the artist.  All of the guest donations for the artist go directly to the artist.

                                    The House

In August of 2005, the future home of the Highlands House Concerts was purchased near the Historic Highlands Square Neighborhood at 32nd and Lowell in Northwest Denver.  The house was built in 1890 and is similar to the historic Denver Squares that were built in the decades to follow.  The house received renovations including the removal off a wall between the living and family room which opened up into one room with 10-foot ceilings large enough for the performing artist and 40 seats.

                             

The Living Room Under Construction 

 

 
 

The Host

Singer-songwriter, Dwight Mark, began his musical career in Chicago as a leader of the band Blues Express.  Prior to his move to Colorado in 1996, he purchased a mandolin and dobro and began studying bluegrass music. Once in Colorado, Dwight quickly adapted the mandolin and bottleneck slide dobro guitar into contemporary folk and pop music while taking them along to travels around the world and 35 of America’s National Parks.  With his new CD release, Soul’s Engines, Dwight shares his stories of his move to Colorado, his travels, and the relationships along the way.   Dwight’s heartfelt and soulful performances are played on guitars, mandolins, Portuguese guitarras, ukulele, and a rare Weissenborn Hawaiian slide guitar built in the 1920's.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Andy Volk says, “Dwight’s vibrant, richly textural arrangements and soaring vocals describe a crossroads where acoustic, folk, rock, and pop meet in songs that celebrate the beauty of nature and the unbridled joy of the groove.”