The Pickin' Pear (Album Release)

Globe Hall Presents

The Pickin' Pear (Album Release)

Mike Ring, Emily Yates, Monalicious

Friday, 5/3

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10 - $14

This event is 18 and over

All sales are final. Review your order carefully, there are no refunds for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable. No tickets are mailed to you, your name will be on the will call list night of show. Night of show (1) bring a valid government issued ID and (2) print your confirmation e-mail and bring with you night of show. Come hungry! Check out Globe Hall’s award winning BBQ!

The Pickin' Pear
The Pickin' Pear
Tia Martini and Leon Elam – The Pickin’ Pear – branch out from Canyon Collected to create a folk ‘n’ roll duo. They combine their non-traditional stylings to their traditional instruments and create an original mix of modern American music. Together the Pickin’ Pear take the banjo and ukulele down the road of folk, rock, and bluegrass. Sometimes the ukulele will even launch you straight to outer space. A blend of top-notch songwriting and improvisational jamming makes each one of their songs sound unique.
Mike Ring
Mike Ring
Between its driving rhythms, vocal panache, and melodies designed to hook deep, a careless listener might think Mike Ring's music is simply bombastic indie-pop. While the 27-year-old Colorado songwriter powers his songs with an infectious energy—both in his highly polished recordings and manic live show—his true artistic stamp is honesty and intimacy of his lyrics. Ring's lyrical voice is bold and unique, finding deep emotional resonance in sharp, elegant images and straightforward language. His ability to wrestle with themes of love, family, longing, and hope with clarity and immediacy drive the verve of his music.
Emily Yates
Emily Yates
After finishing a six-year stint in the U.S. Army, Emily Yates learned to play the ukulele, and decided to use her training as a military journalist for a greater purpose. She started writing songs – some light-hearted, such as "Try Not To Be A Dick," a finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, and some less so, like "Yellow Ribbon" and "Smoke Break," reflections on her deployments to Iraq – and playing them to her unsuspecting friends, loved ones and neighbors, who generally approved. Since 2011, she's recorded three albums of original songs: I've Got Your Folk Songs Right Here (2012), Folk In Your Face (2014), and a children's album, released under a pseudonym in 2014.

“There’s no denying Yates’ piercing wit and unflinching commitment to telling the truth as she sees it,” writes Gary Peterson in the San Jose Mercury News. “From ‘I Don’t Want to Have a Baby,’ to ‘Shut Yer Face,’ to ‘Foreign Policy Folk Song,’ you don’t have to wonder what she’s thinking.”

In the years since those initial performances, Yates has supported and performed with musicians of many genres, as well as stand-up comics. She's toured the U.S. from coast to coast and is currently based in Colorado, where she can regularly be found folking faces around the Front Range and generally getting up to no good. Although she's still in the beginning stages of Eventual Ukulele Superstardom, she is sure that soon she will be able to drop the "Eventual" and just move on to total world domination.
Monalicious
Monalicious
Mona (Monalicious) is a medicine woman of sound, a composer of groovy tunes and empowering mantras. As a songwriter she balances humility with majesty. As a native to Denver, she has grown with the city and has flourished in the arts community through her music and leadership.
Currently she writes and performs with the band Twin Flame Medicine (TFM), whose sound has been defined as sweet nectar soul juice. Mona leads TFM with her unforgettable presence and is complimented by two technically advanced musicians, Swirl and Galaxy Bill. Together they create a warm atmosphere of enjoyment and reflection. TFM has had the privilege of playing festivals such as ARISE, Underground Music Showcase, Tribal Vision, Shamanic Boom, and Sisterwinds. Their first full-length album is set to release in Spring of 2018.Formerly, Mona wrote and performed in the band Flowers Of Mass Production, who received notable praise for their debut EP, Love Under The Sun. This album has been frequently featured on Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir since 2015.
Aside from creating music, Mona is the founder and executive director of a local community media organization called FreeMusicForFreePeople (FM4FP). FM4FP has hosted supportive and creative events such as open mics, community showcases and fundraisers.Currently FM4FP provides media exposure to musicians, activists, community leaders and like-minded organizations. For more info about their upcoming events and latest videos, go to their website - FM4FP.com
Beyond Mona’s community efforts through FM4FP, she has been involved with many local projects and currently co-organizes for one of Denver’s music industry meet-ups called Balanced Breakfast (BB). BB is an international networking organization that strives to foster community in local and national music scenes.
Mona is a Partner Artist and Lead Program Coordinator at Youth On Record (YOR), a nationally recognised non-profit organization that brings artistic opportunity to underserved youth. Mona teaches Music Fundamentals to Denver high school students along with her involvement in YOR’s girls club FEMpowered.
Venue Information:
Globe Hall
4483 Logan Street
Denver, CO, 80216
http://www.globehall.com/