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Published on March 5th, 2012 | by TLV News


Chimney Choir LIVE at Proud Larry’s SAT 3/17

Since forming in December of 2010, Chimney Choir has released two EPs and embarked on four tours in the US.  Although steeped in American and World folk music, the trio is not afraid to experiment – embracing psychedelic synths, performance art, and found percussion (including a Samsonite suitcase, ladder, and a typewriter).  Chimney Choir is a true collaboration – members change instruments, blend their voices in harmony, and share lead vocal and songwriting.  The critically acclaimed (feather) EP was recorded in an architectural antique warehouse, which gives a hint at the unique character of their sound.  Their second EP, (turtle), was released only 3 months later.

The background of the band is as diverse as their sound:  David Rynhart toured in Europe with music/poetry troupe the Voice and the Verse, founded the traditional Irish quartet Bohda, and has been called “Denver’s best-kept secret” (Colorado Music Buzz) after releasing 2 solo efforts in 2010.  Kevin Larkin records neo-Spaghetti Western folk under the name Pineross and toured for years with the Mississippi’s Mayhem String Band, sharing the stage with B.B. King, The Avett Brothers, and Grace Potter.  Their music has been featured on SIRIUS Outlaw Country and SPIN magazine called their live show “The Best Time You’ll Have All Month”.

A new live album and DVD, recorded in front of an audience in an old pipe organ chapel, will be released in the spring of 2012.  More information about the night, including a video tour of the space and their silent film comedy A Day in the Life of an Independent Band, can be found at

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