Fine Artists: Ark Life, Josiah Johnson & Carleigh Aikins of The Head and The Heart, and Leon Gallery
Project: Live show at Leon Gallery
It was so great to finally get to hear Ark Life! Lindsay Giles is both a member of the band and part owner of Leon Gallery; I’ve heard all about them, met the members at various shows, but never actually been able to hear them live. They did not disappoint! They also had friends Josiah Johnson & Carleigh Aikins of The Head and The Heart at the gallery as well- each group did a set, and then played together. Although, unless you were there for soundcheck, you missed quite the rendition of Hanson’s “Mmmbop” to set mic levels- silly perfection. Josiah Johnson and Jesse Elliot, representing Seattle and Denver respectively, had also made a little Super Bowl wager… which Jesse clearly lost…
It was a lovely night with a wonderful sense of heritage- hard working, folk musicians singing their hearts out in front of the photography of John Denver…
Ark Life celebrates New Belgium’s new “Snapshot” brew (with our friends from Artifact Uprising!) this Saturday, March 1.
The Head and The Heart returns with special guest Iron and Wine this summer at Red Rocks!