Folk and indie rockers strum away for their fans on Thursday
Denver fans witnessed the perfect marriage Thursday night as The Decemberists took the stage at the Ogden Theatre. One of the city's favorite spots for live music was filled to the brim with skinny men sporting bushy beards and dark rimmed glasses, and everyone else ready and willing to soak in the introspective and folky lyrics sang from a selection of songs from the band's six albums.
The Decemberists effortlessly progressed through much of their newly released album, “The King Is Dead," which takes a much more '70s country rock approach that includes quite a bit of female vocals and more accessible songs. This more recent work is a slight departure from the band's experimental movements on other albums, which explore English folk songs and Irish myth themes. But there was no doubt the new work was warmly received by the crowd.
The trio of females called Mountain Man had the honor of opening for The Decemberists, singing most of their set a capella, only infusing the lightest amount of guitar. The crowd warmly received the authentic and talented openers Not long after The Decemberists took the stage fielding an array of stringed instruments, and other country style instruments to execute their set. The crowd seemed both entranced and engaged by the evenings performance. It was exactly what indie and folk music fans were hoping to take in. — Josh Barrett