Concerted Effort is back again in conjunction with the Hi-Dive to present another night of great music. On Saturday, January 21st the Hi-Dive will be hosting a night of folk-rock featuring a touring artist and a pair of local bands. The bands all share in common a subtle country-like influence in their folk sound, and should deliver a night of heartfelt music.

The headliner is Jack Wilson. Jack Wilson is originally from Austin, TX but is now based in Seattle, WA. This four-piece band plays a mixture of folk-rock with a hint of country western influence but with a definitive modern rock feel. They will blend smooth vocals with lightly twanged guitars, slow rhythms and a touch of brass. Check out their music on ReverbNation.

Local band Eye & The Arrow will join the lineup. This is a band I've seen before and was really impressed with almost immediately. This three-piece band uses the combination of guitar, bass and drums to create a variety of folk flavored songs that seem to have weathered the harsh desert sun of the old west. Yet somehow, there is an undeniable modern element to their sound that keeps their style fresh and not at all outdated. Check out some of their songs on Bandcamp.

The Changing Colors is another local representative, hailing from Manitou Springs. This folk band boasts an acoustic driven instrumental sound joined with soothing vocal harmonies. The result is music that conjures up images of the wild mountains from which it originated - sometimes haunting, sometimes relaxing, but always a powerful presence. Check out their music on ReverbNation.

The doors open Jan. 21st at the Hi-Dive at 8:00PM and the music starts at about 9:00PM. The show is 21+ and tickets are $7 at the door. Tickets are available online here.

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