FCC’s summer music series is presenting All Those Who Wander, a folk alternative duo with Nick and Danielle Booker.
First Christian Church is presenting the next program in their Music on the Labyrinth series, featuring All Those Who Wander, a folk alternative group. Nick and Danielle Booker will perform original and traditional music, an eclectic mix of American, Scottish, and Irish folk styles, with mandolin, penny whistle, guitar, flute, bodhran, bouzouki, trombone, and vocals.
The program will be held outdoors on the labyrinth on the south side of the church, but will move indoors for inclement weather. You may bring a blanket or a chair, or just sit on the labyrinth wall.
From mandolin and penny whistle to tight harmonies and ballads, All Those Who Wander is a Colorado folk group making its way into the world of folk legends. The group is composed of Colorado natives Nicholas and Danielle Booker, versatile musicians who perform on guitar, piano, penny whistle, flute, bodhran, mandolin, bouzouki, trombone, and vocals. The group is diverse in their schooled and unschooled musical backgrounds as well as their bold stylistic choices, resulting in a unique sound. They live and work in the tradition of great and varied folk artists such as Stan Rogers and Old Crow Medicine Show, while paving their own way with their exciting new songwriting.
Nicholas Booker performs in a myriad of styles, from folk to classical. He has studied flute since the age of nine, but the spark for his musical inspiration was lessons, jam sessions, and a church praise group on guitar in high school. He has always had a close relationship with folk music and has loved performing his music in settings from the Sydney Opera House to Scottish pubs. He has a strong classical background and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver, but his folk style is defined by bluegrass, Appalachian folk music, Canadian folk music, and Scottish and Irish folk music. In keeping with folk traditions, he explores many instruments including guitar, flute, voice, piano, and penny whistle.
Danielle Booker has enjoyed learning a wide variety of instruments over the years. She started singing at an early age, and took up the piano soon after that. At age 11 she was introduced to the trombone, and played in several Colorado honor bands through high school. She attended the University of Denver, obtaining her Bachelor of the Arts in Music, and played in a variety of ensembles both at the university and around Denver on trombone, euphonium, voice, penny whistle, and bodhran. Danielle also loves world music, and is eager to learn about music in other cultures and to try their instruments. Though Danielle loves learning about all cultures and their music, Scottish music has always held a special place in her heart, and she is currently learning to play guitar and bagpipes.