The following is an excerpt from my recent article on Examiner.com:
If you look in the paper or online for events here in Denver, the name “Swallow Hill” will likely come up somewhere. That’s because there are so many things happening there that it’s hard to keep up with everything.
This year, Swallow Hill Music Association is celebrating 30 years of existence. Born as an extension of the Denver Folklore Center, Swallow Hill is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving roots, acoustic and folk music. But don’t let those terms fool you into thinking this is some stereotypical group of bearded mountain men gathering to jam on their homemade instruments. Some of the most recognized names in folk music have passed through the old music store and/or played in the music hall, including legends like Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Doc Watson and Bonnie Raitt.