Down With Naked

Down With Naked

BandRockFolk

With an emphasis on song writing and three part harmonies, DWN perfectly balances an array of singer/song writer music with a tight rhythm section that explores complex poly-rhythms and straight forward funkin hard grooves.

Biography

An emerging folk-rock, groove and funk band, Boulder's own Down With Naked is breaking the seams of the Colorado music scene with their stellar original compositions and awesome live performances. Packing local venues around the Colorado front range, DWN creates a powerful array of rhythm and heart moving melody. With emphasis on song writing and three part harmonies, DWN perfectly balances an array of singer/song writer music with a tight rhythm section that explores complex poly-rhythms and straight forward funkin hard grooves.

Originally formed by Jon and Rosh in early 2003 as a two piece acoustic folk-rock duo, DWN has expanded to a five piece ensemble giving their songs a full, solid sound and progressive live groove that promises to hit the touring festival scene in summer 06'.

With a focus on building community, a sense of family and the creative process, audience members at DWN shows often engage in the the creative process as well. Large murals are often present at shows for people to actively participate and paint simultaneously along with the bands music. Along with sushi rolling and apple pie baking pre-parties as part of their festive happenings, the band strives to eliminate the audience/band gap by creating a sense of community at thier shows. DWN is developing a vibrant buzz in the Denver/Boulder Colorado music scene.

This Boulder Colorado-based band has an talented line up of local musicians who mostly met through the music department at Naropa University, as well as the Univeristy of Colorado. DWN is known for many different guest appearances ranging from piano, sax, dunbek, tabla, congo, and guest singers. This mesh of magical melody, mood, tight rhythm, original compositions and creative covers takes the listener to a fun and danceable mind space everyone can enjoy.

Lyrics

Colorado Song

Written By: Rosh/Rose 2003 Copywright

Sun shines down on me rain drops falling on my head
Standing in the commons boulder colorado wouldn't want to be anywhere else instead
thinkin about washing my clothes and all them suds
walk around early in the morning in my bare feet
standing in the mud, in the mud

sun shines down on me from solar panels up above my head
standing in the mtns nederland colorado wouldn't want to be anywhere else instead
chasing that 219 down them tracks towards the great divide
kickin with my good friends watch the clouds roll on by
roll on by

colorado, colorado, yeah colorado

sun shines down on me i'm laying in the morning on my bed
shadows shines through my windows on the walls wouldn't want to be anywhere else instead
dreaming of a pretty girl i met yesterday
love shine down me on peral st.
i just can't say, just can't say

colorado, colorado, yeah colorado

Discography

EP: DWN live @ Chautauqua Community Center, Chautauqua Park, Boulder, CO. 2004/2005

Set List

Typical Set; 2 hours
Original Songs:

Its Own Dream>
Northern Route
Smoke and Trees
Colorado Song
Spanish Bluegrass
My Friend, He Died
Down with Naked
When It's Hard To Live
One Eye Glass Broken
Say you Dont Need No More Saltines
Oh My Son
Got To Find A Way
In Stillness
Touch The earth
Love Song
Rythmic Displacement
First Funk
Travel Ditty Guitar

Cover Songs:
Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns and Roses
Atavistic Viking - Stuart Davis
The Music Never Stopped - Grateful Dead
Got Me Wrong - Alice In Chains
Fool In the Rain - Led Zepplin
Handshake Drugs - Wilco