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Indie folk band to perform at the Radio Room in Grand Junciton

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Andy Hackbarth Band will be swinging back through Colorado from their Western states tour to play a concert Friday, April 26, in the Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.Denver's Westword Magazine nominated Hackbarth "Denver Songwriter of the Year" in 2010 after the release of the band's third album "The Last Love Song." The band is currently touring in support of its fourth studio album "Treadmill Horses" - which Hackbarth describes as "Indie folk."While the record includes elements of folk, it also draws on jazz and classical influences, Hackbarth said. Hackbarth plays acoustic guitar and the cajon - a wooden percussion box that he plays with his foot while strumming guitar. The band includes a violinist, a jazz and acoustic lead guitarist, piano, upright bass, plus tambourines and bells."Everyone sings as well," Hackbarth said. The classically trained Hackbarth spent three-and-a-half years in Nashville honing his songwriting skills before returning to his native Colorado. He's been a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, the Billboard Songwriting Competition, and the International Acoustic Music Awards.Hackbarth's song "We Ain't Done Yet" was featured by Major League Baseball during the World Series. "I love to write," and like a lot of songwriters, he started off composing lyrics mostly about love and heartbreak, he said.During his time in Nashville, "I began looking outside myself for those great stories that exist in the world," Hackbarth said.His first album, released in 2004, was a singer-songwriter record, followed by "Nashville Sessions" which was "almost country with slide guitar, lots of fiddle and dobro.""This new album (due to be released in May) I'm really excited about. It's more poetic, more artistic," Hackbarth said. There will be pre-release copies of the CD for sale at the show. Concert-goers can expect to hear songs from the new CD, tunes from prior albums, some classical and Spanish guitar numbers, a jazz piece, perhaps, and a cover song or two, Hackbarth said.

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