Perpetual Motion

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 PM
Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Four Mile Historic Park

715 South Forest St, Denver, CO 80246  

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Featured Artist #1


Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion, comprised of violinist Josie Quick and guitarist Tom Carleno, has found their niche with acoustic world fusion, a vibrant blend of Central and South American folk, progressive jazz, and blues. Toss in some classic rock and gypsy swing, and you have an evening filled with musical adventure.

Guitarist Tom Carleno (whose debut solo album recently won Best Instrumental Album-Acoustic at the Zone Music Reporter Awards) has an innovative and intriguing songwriting style. Augmented by violinist Josie Quick's passionate melodies and fiery improvisations, their music results in a truly imaginative and masterful sound. Their original music and unique arrangements of classic rock favorites are reminiscent of Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Hedges, Stephane Grappelli and Laurence Juber.

Perpetual Motion began with Tom's request to "get together and play some songs I've written for guitar and violin," after which he hurriedly penned a violin part for an existing song. After their first rehearsal the duo knew there were possibilities, and they began composing music together. Josie and Tom have been sharing their music steadily in venues across Colorado ever since. A favorite of arts festivals and library concert series, they have become regulars at Denver's Swallow Hill Music Association, the Mercury Cafe, and the Denver Public Library. They have released five CDs to critical and audience acclaim, winning songwriting awards and commendations along the way.

Tom and Josie met while teaching private lessons at a Denver area music store. It took several months for the two to strike up much of a conversation, but while at a mutual friend's birthday party the two started talking. A few days later Tom dropped his pick up line, and asking for a date without really asking for a date charmed Josie. A rehearsal date was set. One of the songs they rehearsed that first day became the title cut for their first CD, "Ready, Willing, and Able."

Tom had been in a number of rock bands, and they had always met an early demise. He was ready to try a different tactic for getting a band going. His plan was to create a core of two people that could work together, and build from there.

Josie had been wanting to get more into playing jazz violin. The spontaneity of improvisation intrigued her classical music sensibilities.

The time was right for these two to get together. Tom's use of open tunings and fingerstyle guitar gave Josie the inspiration to improvise contrapuntal melodies.

Over the years their music has evolved from the folky "jazz with a classical flair" to a more fusion driven sound incorporating blues, rock, and world music influences.


Featured Artist #2


Shady Grove Picnic Series

Join us this summer as we enjoy great live music in the fresh Colorado air at the Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile Historic Park. Bring a picnic and your family and take part in this summer tradition that's been happening for almost two decades. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Shows begin at 6:30.

Em's Ice Cream Truck will also be at each of the concerts. Em's Ice Cream is Colorado's only all certified organic ice cream company is based in Denver.

What time do the concerts start?
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Music starts at 6:30.

Can I buy tickets in advance?
YES! Tickets are now available in advance. Click here to purchase.

Can I bring own alcohol?
Yes.

Can I bring my own food?
Yes.

Can I bring my dog?
No.

Can I bring a chair?
Yes. Bring a chair or blanket!

Is Four Mile Historic Park handicap accessible?
Yes.

Are there restrooms available?
Yes, the restrooms are located in a building behind the stage area.

Is there a discount for members?
Yes, both Swallow Hill Music and Four Mile Historic Park members receive a $4 discount.

What if it rains?
It is a rain or shine venue, and the show goes on until we determine there is a threat to anyone's safety. Feel free to bring an umbrella just in case!

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