The Armory


May
21 Sat
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Penny & Sparrow

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 21, 2022 12:00 AM to May 21, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
We will be accepting proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours with an ID (from a health provider only), for entry into our venues. Masks will also be required for entry and for the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. Check our updated Venue COVID FAQ’s HERE.

Penny & Sparrow Soundcheck Package includes:


  • One General Admission Ticket

  • Early entry into the venue

  • Access to an intimate pre-show soundcheck party (2-3 songs)

  • Q&A with Penny & Sparrow

  • Limited edition tour poster; autographed by Penny & Sparrow

  • Exclusive VIP Laminate



Penny and Sparrow with Lera Lynn

Written and recorded over the past year, Penny and Sparrow’s remarkable new album, Olly Olly, is a work of liberation and revelation, a full-throated embrace of the self from a band that’s committed to leaving no stone unturned in their tireless quest for
actualization. The songs here are fearless and introspective, embracing growth and change as they reckon with desire, intimacy, doubt, and regret, and the arrangements are similarly bold and thoughtful, augmenting the duo’s rich, hypnotic brand of chamber folk with electronic flourishes and R&B grooves. The duo—Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke—produced Olly Olly themselves, working on their own without an outside collaborator for the first time, and the result is the purest, most authentic act of
artistic self-expression the pair have ever achieved.

Texas natives Baxter and Jahnke first crossed paths at UT Austin, where they developed a fast friendship and a deeply symbiotic musical connection. Jahnke was a gifted guitarist with an ear for melody, Baxter, an erudite lyricist with a mesmerizing voice and crystalline falsetto, and the duo quickly found that their vocals blended together as if they’d been singing in harmony their whole lives. Beginning with 2013’s ‘Tenboom,’ the staunchly DIY pair released a series of critically lauded records that garnered comparisons to the hushed intimacy of Iron & Wine and the adventurous beauty of Bon Iver, building up a devoted fanbase along the way through relentless touring and word-of-mouth buzz. NPR praised the band’s songwriting as a “delicate dance between heartache and resolve,” while Rolling Stone hailed their catalog as “folk music for Sunday mornings, quiet evenings, and all the fragile moments in between.” The duo’s most recent album, 2019’s Finch, marked a turning point in their career, pushing their sound to experimental new heights as it wrestled with notions of masculinity and religion and transformation in deeper, more personal ways than ever before. The record debuted at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was met with a rapturous response from critics and audiences alike, racking up more than 40 million streams on Spotify and earning the band their biggest headline tour to date.
Sold Out
May
25 Wed
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An Evening with Marc Broussard - night 1

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: January 21, 2022 10:00 AM to May 24, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 25, 2022 12:00 AM to May 25, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry into this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event but a negative COVID test will not be accepted for admittance to this show. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Attention: We have added an additional show for Marc Broussard. This will be night 1 and our night 2 on May 27th, 2022 was originally a 2020 show. Please visit that event for more details but it is currently sold out. 




An Evening with Marc Broussard


Marc Broussard is a singer, songwriter, performer, and humanitarian. His commitment to making the world a better place is a mantra that he has been bound to since the beginning of his career. It has always been about tying music to a mission, one reason that his new studio album entitled A Lullaby Collection SOS III and book, I Love You For You, were created to educate and inspire younger audiences.


While the songs might be geared to younger ears, Broussard’s soulful signature sound, expressive vocals and sweeping orchestration offer a universal appeal for listeners of all ages. “I wanted this to be a recognizable covers album,” Broussard explains. “Danny Boy” and “Moon River” were songs I could never imagine recording. But when I did my research and heard the various versions of these songs, especially the Andy Williams’ renditions, I was so taken. I was never a big Andy Williams fan, but all of a sudden, I found his voice so spectacular. There is grace attached to every one of his performances that I wanted to emulate throughout this entire record. No other artist had done this to me.”


The material on A Lullaby Collection SOS III is culled from iconic songs that Broussard has always felt a particular attachment to. “The initial intention of the SOS series was to share with my younger fans the music that had shaped my life and to be faithful to the spirit of the originals.” Broussard said. “The second album, SOS II: Soul on a Mission, took on a new meaning. I feel that it’s important to use whatever privilege society says I have and to use that energy to help reshape the world around me into something a little more equitable.”


A Lullaby Collection SOS III is Broussard’s third covers album of his career. His first, SOS: Save our Soul, was a collection of R&B classics. The second, SOS II: Soul on a Mission, delved further into the vaults of R&B, soul, and rock (released in 2016). Broussard donated 50% of the profits from these albums to City of Refuge, an organization that seeks to lead individuals and families on a journey to self-sufficiency.





 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
May 25, 2022
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An Evening with Marc Broussard - night 2

Fort Collins, CO
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 25, 2021 11:00 AM to May 26, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 27, 2022 12:00 AM to May 27, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We will be accepting proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours with an ID (from a health provider only), for entry into our venues. Masks will also be required for entry and for the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. Check our updated Venue COVID FAQ’s HERE.

ATTENTION:
The Marc Broussard show previously postponed at The Armory has been RESCHEDULED for Friday May 27th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled date. The refund period has past, no requests will be honored. We appreciate your support for Marc Broussard and The Armory and we look forward to seeing you at a future show!




Marc Broussard


Marc Broussard is a singer, songwriter, performer, and humanitarian. His commitment to making the world a better place is a mantra that he has been bound to since the beginning of his career. It has always been about tying music to a mission, one reason that his new studio album entitled A Lullaby Collection SOS III and book, I Love You For You, were created to educate and inspire younger audiences.


While the songs might be geared to younger ears, Broussard’s soulful signature sound, expressive vocals and sweeping orchestration offer a universal appeal for listeners of all ages. “I wanted this to be a recognizable covers album,” Broussard explains. “Danny Boy” and “Moon River” were songs I could never imagine recording. But when I did my research and heard the various versions of these songs, especially the Andy Williams’ renditions, I was so taken. I was never a big Andy Williams fan, but all of a sudden, I found his voice so spectacular. There is grace attached to every one of his performances that I wanted to emulate throughout this entire record. No other artist had done this to me.”


The material on A Lullaby Collection SOS III is culled from iconic songs that Broussard has always felt a particular attachment to. “The initial intention of the SOS series was to share with my younger fans the music that had shaped my life and to be faithful to the spirit of the originals.” Broussard said. “The second album, SOS II: Soul on a Mission, took on a new meaning. I feel that it’s important to use whatever privilege society says I have and to use that energy to help reshape the world around me into something a little more equitable.”


A Lullaby Collection SOS III is Broussard’s third covers album of his career. His first, SOS: Save our Soul, was a collection of R&B classics. The second, SOS II: Soul on a Mission, delved further into the vaults of R&B, soul, and rock (released in 2016). Broussard donated 50% of the profits from these albums to City of Refuge, an organization that seeks to lead individuals and families on a journey to self-sufficiency.





 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
May 27, 2022
Jun
4 Sat
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Alex Cuba

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $18.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 4, 2022 12:00 AM to June 4, 2022 9:20 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 25, 2022 10:00 AM to June 3, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Alex Cuba with Opening Act TBA

His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape.

Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba, was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s (respected guitarist and teacher Valentin Puentes) group of 24 guitarists.

Alex then went on to study electric and upright bass and touring and recording nationally and internationally. In 1999, Alex moved to Victoria, B.C where he recorded an album titled Morumba Cubana alongside his twin brother Adonis, as The Puentes Brothers.

Alex then went on to record his solo debut album Humo De Tobaco in which earned him a Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006. In 2007, Alex released Agua Del Pozo which also earned him another Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2008.

Alex took home a BMI Latin Award for his songwriting on Nelly Furtado’s #1 Spanish hit “Manos Al Aire”. In 2012, Alex released his fourth album Ruido En El Sistema, which Alex received his second Socan Hagood Hardy Award for outstanding achievement in Jazz and World Music.

He also won his second Latin Grammy Award – this time as a songwriter, alongside co-writer Yoel Henriquez received the award for Best Tropical Song for the Milly Quezada’s single, “Toma Mi Vida”. In 2013, he again brought home a Latin Grammy for the video “Eres Tu“ from Ruido En El Sistema, a video produced entirely in his hometown of Smithers.

Music that influenced his writing style to this day. The album was nominated for both a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter and Grammy for Best Latin Pop.

2021 has Alex recording at home and adding recording engineer to his credits as musician, singer-songwriter, producer. From the healing voice of Grammy Award winning Lila Downs on “Mundo Nuevo”, to his colourful collaboration with world-renowned flamenco artist, Antonio Carmona, and commissioning a 13-piece horn band from his native country of Cuba, Alex’s vibrant eighth studio album, Mendó, is filled with international collaborations.

The artwork for the album marks another international project, created by an artist in Trinidad and Tobago, Brianna McCarthy, who caught Cuba’s eye when he noticed her work on the cover of a book and was drawn to “her unique interpretation of the African diaspora”.

His musical evolution for years was all about searching for the simplicity and soul in Cuban music – taking apart the complex arrangements, mixing it with North American influences, adopting the melodic simplicity of pop music, looking to Cuban folk traditions for inspiration – he’s always exploring, always creating something fresh and new, and always, it seems, getting it just right.





Jun
19 Sun
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An Evening with Steven Page

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2021 10:00 AM to June 18, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 19, 2022 12:00 AM to June 19, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours with an ID (from a health provider only), for entry into this show. Masks are required for entry and for the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy.

ATTENTION!:
This show was originally scheduled for March 13th, 2022 at Washington’s FoCo and has been rescheduled for June 19th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase.  Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 1/11/2022, please respond to the email sent from the Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. Refunds will not be honored after 2/10/22. We appreciate your support for Steven Page and Washington’s and we will see you all soon!

An Evening with Steven Page

Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful voice is among the most instantly recognizable in popular music.  Inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, Steven has continued his creative journey releasing original music, touring with his band and by immersing himself in an extensive array of diverse projects in music, film, theatre and television.  After his 2020 concert tours and the debut of his Stratford Festival musical, HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES, were pushed back due to Covid 19, Steven rebounded.  His popular weekly LIVE FROM HOME virtual performances have allowed him to connect with fans across the world every Saturday evening.


Jun
26 Sun
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An Evening with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $32.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 25, 2022 10:00 AM to June 25, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 26, 2022 12:00 AM to June 26, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater

Voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" (Music Radar Magazine),  Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. He trained at the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music, where he first studied as a child prodigy at age nine. As a teen, he defected to synthesizers in a classic act of rock ’n’ roll rebellion. In 1994, Keyboard readers voted him “best new talent,” and since then has become the universally acknowledged heir to the shredding throne of such prog-rock royalty as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman.  He is renowned for his unique fusion of classical technique and influences with rock sensibilities.  

In addition to playing in Dream Theater, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including Deep Purple, David Bowie, Jan Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, LMR, his side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman, Liquid Tension Experiment, Steven Wilson, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein, and Tony Williams, among others. Jordan’s interest in state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps are another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful App development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. Wizdom Music’s latest app, GeoShred, was created in collaboration with moForte, founding members of Stanford University’s Sondius team.

For more:  jordanrudess.com wizdommusic.com





Jul
10 Sun
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An Evening with Nick Waterhouse

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 20, 2022 10:00 AM to July 9, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: July 10, 2022 12:00 AM to July 10, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse grew up in a coastal town near Long Beach, CA. It was a serene setting: the ocean stretching out for miles to the North and South, manicured lawns, two-story homes, long swathes of concrete highway, fast food chains and mega malls. He was there for two decades. Then, he left.

He found a home in his early 20s in San Francisco, working at record stores alongside a collective of like minded young crate-diggers and 45 collectors. And then he started making his own records: “Time’s All Gone” in 2012, “Holly” in 2014, “Never Twice” in 2016, “Nick Waterhouse” in 2019. These were evocative albums, steeped in a perfectionism and clarity of vision that informed every choice, from the studios to the players, the arrangements to the album art. Everything, deliberately designed and purposeful, bubbling over with power and feeling. And as those records rolled out into the world, Waterhouse found a dedicated audience of his own as well as a bevy of influential champions and collaborators, including garage-rock mystic Ty Segall, retro-futurist R&B bandleader Leon Bridges and the LA-based quartet Allah-Las, whose first two albums he meticulously produced and played on. There is a “Waterhouse Sound'' and it comes from both the man and the method — recording everything on magnetic tape, through analog equipment, and playing live (!), eyeball to eyeball, whenever possible.





Jul
16 Sat
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Buffalo Nichols

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 13, 2022 10:00 AM to July 15, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: July 16, 2022 12:00 AM to July 16, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Buffalo Nichols with Opening Act TBA

Since his earliest infatuations with guitar, Buffalo Nichols has asked himself the same question: How can I bring the blues of the past into the future? After cutting his teeth between a Baptist church and bars in Milwaukee, it was a globetrotting trip through West Africa and Europe during a creative down period that began to reveal the answer. 

“Part of my intent, making myself more comfortable with this release, is putting more Black stories into the genres of folk and blues,” guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Carl “Buffalo” Nichols explains. “Listening to this record, I want more Black people to hear themselves in this music that is truly theirs.” That desire is embodied in his self-titled debut album—Fat Possum’s first solo blues signing in nearly 20 years—composed largely of demos and studio sessions recorded between Wisconsin and Texas. 

Born in Houston and raised in Milwaukee’s predominantly Black North end, the guitar was Nichols’ saving grace as a young man. The instrument captured his fascination, and provided him with an outlet for self-expression and discovery in isolation. While other children chased stardom on the field, court, or classroom, Nichols took to his mother and siblings’ music collections, searching feverishly for riffs to pick out on his instrument. Sometimes, this dedication meant listening to a song 200 times in order to wrap his mind around a chord; as a teenager, it even routinely meant staying home from school to get extra practice.

It would’ve required a more than arduous journey across town to find a secular circle to jam with in a city still reeling from redlining and segregation, so despite a lack of a religious upbringing, Nichols went sacred. A friend invited the teenage guitarist to church for a gig and the opportunity proved to be Nichols’ much-needed breakthrough to music circles in the area. But over the following years, he began to feel overextended, and abandoned the demanding grind of a supporting role in nearly ten Milwaukee scene bands, none of which bore his vision as a lead performer. “I was happy with all the stuff that I was doing, and I was learning, but I wasn’t playing anything that was very creatively fulfilling,” Nichols says. “I needed the time and space. I was overwhelmed.” 

While acknowledging the joy, exuberance and triumph contained in the blues, Nichols looks intently at the genre’s origins, which harken back to complicated and dire circumstances for Black Americans. With this in mind, Nichols says there is a missing link, which he’s often used as a compass: Black stories aren’t being told responsibly in the genre anymore. To begin changing that, Buffalo Nichols gets the chance to tell his own story in the right way.





Jul
24 Sun
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Will Hoge

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $17.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 6, 2022 10:00 AM to July 23, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: July 24, 2022 12:00 AM to July 24, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Will Hoge with Opening Act TBA

For two decades, Will Hoge has carried the torch for American rock & roll, carving out his own blue-collar sound rooted in amplified guitars, melodic hooks, southern soul, and rootsy stomp. It’s a sound that nods to the best moments of the past — the punch of Tom Petty’s anthems; the countrified twang of Buck Owens’ singing; the raw, greasy cool of the Rolling Stones — while still pushing forward into new territory, with Hoge’s storytelling and larger-than-life voice leading the charge.

Trends come and go. Yet Will Hoge remains a mainstay of the Americana landscape, hitting the road year after year, turning new pages of a career whose twists and turns — including Number One hits, a near-death experience, major-label record deals, and hard-won independence — sound like stuff of some long-lost movie script.

Maybe that’s why Tiny Little Movies, his eleventh album, feels so cinematic. Recorded alongside Hoge’s band of road warriors, the album brims with the same electric energy that fuels his shows. These are songs for highways, hotels, the heartland, and those all-too-brief moments at home, glued together by self-reflective lyrics that find Hoge making peace with life, love, and the long ladder that leads to success.

“Dealing with anxiety is a bit of a constant for me,” the songwriter admits. “I spent years worried about things falling apart — personally, musically, emotionally, financially, you name it. As I’ve gotten better at my life, there’s a moment of realizing that this is it. It is where it is supposed to be. So I’ve been looking around, embracing the good and the bad, hoping to change what I can, and accepting the things I can’t.”





Aug
5 Fri
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Damien Jurado

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $24.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 11, 2022 10:00 AM to August 4, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 5, 2022 12:00 AM to August 5, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Damien Jurado with Chris Pureka
On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Damien Jurado gathers up ten stories of people determined not to be broken by their dire circumstances. “The world is a liar, the stars are a must,” he sings over brushed drums, a circling bassline, and acoustic guitar on “Helena,” which opens his 17th album, the first release from Damien’s own Maraqopa Records. Dire circumstances have long been fixtures of Jurado’s songs, which are filled with ghosts, killers, cruel lovers, and the occasional UFO cult or false messiah. But here, the scenes are earthy, drawn from ordinary but no less immense calamities: hurricanes moving toward town, strained connections, amnesiacs in the front yard. On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Jurado pulls the curtains shut, blocking out “the light now embarrassed and afraid of the dark,” as he sings on “Tom,” one of the album’s haunting numbers, only to throw them open the exact moment sunshine needs to come flooding in.

Jurado has made sparser records than The Monster, but sonically it is among his most exposed, stripping away the cosmic gloss that defined his trio of albums with the late Richard Swift in favor of dry, homespun ambiance. “In a lot of ways, it’s a continuation of the work I did with Swift,” Jurado says. Had the producer not passed away in 2018—he’s been memorialized in a number of Damien’s recent songs—it’s likely the duo would have found themselves drawn in this direction too, Damien suspects, noting that the addition by subtraction approach imbued the new album with a certain quality of “emptiness,” creating the feel of a sort of spiritual karaoke track, tailor made for personal projection. “I wanted to leave space for the listener,” Jurado says.

On the album’s most harrowing and gripping song “Johnny Caravella,” he dreams up an epic of American strangeness in the vein of Springsteen’s “State Trooper” or Suicide’s “Frankie Teardrop.” His voice cracking over a distorted maw of guitars, Jurado narrates a frantic drive west, tuned into the sound of prophecy coming over the radio: “All is not lost/Even if you’re without a direction.” “Just stick around till the light pushes into the darkness,” Damien promises - or admits - at the burned-out husk of the song’s conclusion. Jurado’s best songs have long concerned inevitabilities. On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, he offers up his own Twilight Zone, “a middle ground between light and shadow”…a dimension of imagination, of half-remembered dreams and people reaching out to cross into that liminal space between heartbreak and wholeness. Jurado knows the secret words to whisper at the right time. Press your eye to the speaker, tune your ear to the horizon.





Aug
10 Wed
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Paul Thorn

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: April 8, 2022 10:00 AM to August 9, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 10, 2022 12:00 AM to August 10, 2022 9:15 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Paul Thorn with Opening Act TBA


Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character – as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time. He’s also appeared on major television shows, received numerous National Public Radio features and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts. Paul’s latest release, “Never Too Late To Call,” is seven years in the making and features all original material. The CD was recorded at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis and produced and engineered by Grammy winning wunderkind Matt Ross-Spang. 





Aug
25 Thu
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An Evening with Joan Osborne

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 25, 2022 12:00 AM to August 25, 2022 9:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 6, 2022 10:00 AM to August 24, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

An Evening with Joan Osborne
On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply engaging collection of new original songs is her response to “the crazy, chaotic times we’re living in,” she says, and “a recognition of the important role music has to play in this moment. Music has a unique ability to re-energize people and allow us to continue to hang on to that sense of joy of being alive.”

Since she broke through 25 years ago with the multi-platinum Relish and its touchstone mega-smash “One of Us,” the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe. Osborne has followed her restless musical heart, exploring a diverse range of genres: pop rock, soul, R&B, blues, roots rock, gospel, funk, and country – all of which can be heard on Trouble and Strife, along with the Western side of C&W and a touch of glam and disco. 

Tackling serious subject matter in her writing while crafting music to “uplift,” Osborne assembled “a great live band” (including several musicians who played on her acclaimed last album, Songs of Bob Dylan): guitarists Jack Petruzzelli, Nels Cline, and Andrew Carillo, keyboardist Keith Cotton, bassist Richard Hammond and drummer Aaron Comess. For vocal harmonies, she enlisted exquisite vocalists Catherine Russell, Ada Dyer, Martha Redbone and Audrey Martells, whom she’s “had the great privilege to work with over many years.” The result is a Trojan horse of a record – music that is energizing, melodic, and hummable, with lyrics that call out the corrupt, the despicable and the destructive.

It’s been quite the journey since the woman AllMusic.com declared “the most gifted vocalist of her generation” moved from small-town Kentucky to attend NYU film school in the 1980s. Osborne’s astounding voice drew attention when she joined the fun at open mic nights in downtown clubs, which eventually led to 1995’s Relish, “that rare breed of album where critical consensus, popular approval and enduring appeal unite,” according to American Songwriter. She has amassed a loyal fan base as she’s continuously traveled the country. Through it all, she sees more clearly now than ever the essential role our troubadours play.

“I feel like music has this important job to do right now,” Osborne says. “Part of that job is to help imagine a better future – and to hang on to hope. I want to play for people and get them up on their feet and dancing. To let music do that thing it does – bring joy and energy because we really need that right now.” With Trouble and Strife, she intends to do just that.





 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Aug 25, 2022
Aug
26 Fri
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An Evening with Madeleine Peyroux

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00

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DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 26, 2022 12:00 AM to August 26, 2022 8:30 PM

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Madeleine Peyroux

Self-reflection and spiritual sensitivity are assets to any musician in the process of starting a career, of establishing one’s musical identity and direction. They don’t, however, necessarily lock into the typical velocity of career-building. There were other things Peyroux had to handle. She underwent surgery on her vocal cords. She healed and worked with a vocal coach. As the ‘90s gave way to the first years of a new century, she continued to question the how and, significantly, the why of what she was doing. (Her choice of the Dylan Thomas quote below, from his 1946 poem “In my Craft and Sullen Art,” helps explain her creative motivation.) 

By 2004, Peyroux had found the answers to her questions. She signed to Rounder Records. Her distinctively updated blend of swing-era jazz, country blues, gospel, and other acoustic forms made sense on a label with a reputation for standing by singular artists dealing in, or drawing inspiration from roots Americana. It was a good fit from the start, and would lead to a run of three career-defining albums. It also led Peyroux to work with Larry Klein, a bassist whose experience covered a wide stylistic range, from rock and R&B to jazz.  

Peyroux herself is in top, mature form on Careless Love—an apotheosis of that hushed, one-to-one affect she inherited from the likes of Billie Holiday, a stylistic bequest. By 2004, her way of conveying confessional expression was truly her own. She had developed an updated rhythmic pliability and an emotional depth that could explore the complexities lying beneath the surface of the songs. Check out how she suspends time and hovers on “I’ll Look Around,” associated with Holiday’s mid-career, pop years recording for Decca. It’s an overlooked gem on the album, Peyroux’s phrasing more in line with a Blossom Dearie ballad than Billie, way downtempo and nakedly revealing of her story-telling skill (in which Goldings points to yet another standard, “The Nearness of You.”) Peyroux transforms “Between the Bars” with a similar, open-hearted treatment, and reimagines the Hank Williams waltz, “Weary Blues,” as a prayer whispered to one’s pillow. The album’s showstopper is its opener—a cabaret-ready reading of “Dance Me to the End of Love”—which bestows Cohen’s poetic imagery with a world-weariness that can only come from experience. 

2004…2005…the date stamp on any music performance can be a distracting thing. The more inspired and singular the music, the less that seems to matter. Timeless is what we call music that reaches the heart and stops the clock. Few are able to attain that, fewer with consistency. For the ones who do, it can take a while navigating one’s career path to get there, to make timeless happen. Madeleine Peyroux achieved it on her second album. 





 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Aug 26, 2022
Aug
28 Sun
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John Moreland

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $22.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

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DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 28, 2022 12:00 AM to August 28, 2022 9:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 9, 2022 10:36 AM to August 27, 2022 11:59 PM

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Attention!: This previously postponed show has been rescheduled for August 28th, 2022. All existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date or refunds are available at point of purchase only. An email was sent to all current ticket holders on 2/9/22 but refunds will not be accepted any longer. You can reach out to boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com with any questions. We appreciate your support for John Moreland, S.G. Goodman and The Armory and we look forward to seeing you soon! 
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John Moreland with S.G. Goodman

John Moreland doesn’t have the answers, and he’s not sure anyone does. But he’s still curious, basking in the comfort of a question, and along the way, those of us listening feel moved to ask our own. “I don’t ever want to sound like I have answers, because I don’t,” he says. “These songs are all questions. Everything I write is jus t trying to figure stuff out.”

Moreland is discussing his new album Birds in the Ceiling a nine song collection that offers the most comprehensive insight into the thoughts and sounds swimming around in his head to date. A compelling blend of acoustic folk and avant garde pop playfulness, Birds in the Ceiling lives confidently in a space of its own, enriched by tradition but never encumbered by it.

The New Yorker, Pitchfork, Fresh Air, Paste, GQ and others have embraced Moreland’s meditative songs, while performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS This Morning NPR Tiny Desk Concert and more have introduced Moreland to millions. And yet, while the Tulsa based Moreland is grateful for the respect and musical conversation he’s now having with people around the world, he is also more focused on the idea of just talking to one person or even himself. “Through the years, I’ve felt like I’m increasingly talking to myself in my songs, more and more,” he says. “Maybe in the past, I wasn’t aware of it, but now, I am. I think doing that has helped me be less hard on myself, which makes you more generous and compassionate in general.”
 
That helps explain why even if Moreland is reaching out to someone else, there is no judgment. “I’m in the same boat with whoever I’m talking to,” Moreland says.

Moreland’s songs do feel intimate like overheard conversations or solitary meditations. “I want to talk one on one to someone in a song,” he says. “I don’t want to address a group, really, because I think that’s when it’s easy to start pontificating and it gets less honest.”

Letting things just be what they are is a powerful guiding force for Moreland, determining not just how he interacts with others, but how he treats himself. “When you remove boundaries and instead of holding back parts of yourself when you say, ‘I’m going to put all of me into this,’” Moreland says, "You end up making music that nobody else could make.”
 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Aug 28, 2022
Oct
8 Sat
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An Evening with The Bad Plus

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

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DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 8, 2022 12:00 AM to October 8, 2022 8:30 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 20, 2022 10:00 AM to October 7, 2022 11:59 PM

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The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.

Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone) – instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. The Bad Plus have constantly searched to bridge genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

This is The Bad Plus in their most creative and expressive form. This is The Bad Plus now.





Nov
18 Fri
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Andrea Gibson

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 19, 2021 9:53 AM to November 17, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 12:00 AM to November 18, 2022 10:00 PM

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We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours with an ID (from a health provider only), for entry into this show. Masks will also be required for entry and for the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy.

ATTENTION!: The Andrea Gibson show that was rescheduled for March 20th, 2022 has been RESCHEDULED for Friday, November 18th, 2022. Andrea is taking a bit more time to recover from chemo treatment and could not be more excited to see you in November.

Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled date or refunds can be processed at point of purchase only. If you'd like to request a refund, you can email boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com from the email address the tickets are under and provide your first/last name and order number. You have until March 25th, 2022 to request a refund, any requests after that date will not be honored. We appreciate your support for Andrea Gibson and The Armory and look forward to seeing you at the show!



Andrea Gibson with Opening Act TBA


Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) is one of the most stirring and influential spoken word artists of our time. Best known for their live performances, in which they regularly sell out large capacity rock clubs and concert halls, Gibson has changed the landscape of what it means to attend a “poetry show” altogether. Gibson’s poems center around LGBTQ issues, gender, feminism, and mental health, as well as gun reform and the dismantling of oppressive social systems. Their live shows, in which they are often accompanied by musicians, have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art.

Gibson is the author of six books. Lord of the Butterflies (Button Poetry), which sold almost 20,000 copies in its debut year, was the winner of the Independent Publisher’s Award in 2019 as well as a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist. Take Me With You (Penguin, 2018), an illustrated collection of Gibson’s most memorable quotes, was also a Goodreads Finalist. In 2019, they co-authored their first ever non-fiction book, How Poetry Can Change Your Heart (Chronicle Books).

In addition to their publishing accolades, Andrea has released seven full-length albums, combining their socially active spoken word with musical collaborations. They are the winner of the first ever Women’s World Poetry Slam Championship (2008) and frequent World Poetry Slam Finalist.
 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Nov 18, 2022

314 East Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
United States