I thought there would be more of a music scene here in Denver, but there isn’t.
A lot of clubs and bars have open mic nights, or hire local musicians.
The biggest rock concerts always put this city on their annual tours. But there is not a lot of home-grown music here to support a subculture. This makes it much different than other places I have lived, like Seattle, and Portland, but on the other hand maybe that means Denver is wide open for me to conquer! I’m being dramatic, of course, I don’t want to “conquer” Denver, but I would like to leave my mark on the music scene. A lot of great musicians of the past have come from Denver, and maybe I will be the next to join that esteemed list. The legendary band leader Glenn Miller hails from nearby Denver, and they don’t get bigger than him! One of my personal heroes from all of music history comes from Denver, his name is Philip Bailey best known as a part of Earth, Wind, and Fire. Can you imagine hearing those guys the first time they played shows in Denver? That is the sort of musical history I want to leave behind! More recently a man named Nathaniel Rateliff became a sensation, and he comes from Denver, too! Much to my surprise, the famous singer John Denver has nothing to do with the city of Denver, he just used the name because he liked it better than his birth name of John Deutchendorf. I can’t say that I blame him!