The Lumineers band member Stelth Ulvang will wrap up a solo tour showcasing his personal music with an upcoming concert in Castle Rock after weeks on the road, bringing with him both whimsical and …
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The Lumineers band member Stelth Ulvang will wrap up a solo tour showcasing his personal music with an upcoming concert in Castle Rock after weeks on the road, bringing with him both whimsical and dark folk songs inspired by personal experiences.
Ulvang, of Fort Collins, joined The Lumineers as a touring band member and works on personal projects when not busy with the band. He put out three albums in 2018, two EPs and a full-length LP, dubbed “Greetings from Perpetual Summer,” “And as Always,” “The Infinite Cosmos” and “American Boredom.”
Ulvang comes to Castle Rock on Feb. 3. Yes, that’s Super Bowl Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time, or 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and airs on CBS. Ulvang plays at 2 p.m. at Maddie’s Biergarten ahead of the game.
“I have this drive to play every town in Colorado,” Ulvang said while speaking to Colorado Community Media on Jan. 21 from a stop in Nashville. “There are so many little spots and little scenes where people go see music and so I’m excited to add Castle Rock to the list.”
The weekend he comes to Castle Rock he’ll also play shows in Leadville and Silver Plume. Paul DeHaven is the supporting artist for Ulvang’s Castle Rock show.
“People expect me to be similar to The Lumineers,” Ulvang said of the Denver band known for tracks like “Ho Hey” and “Ophelia.”
He played music prior to joining The Lumineers — which opened for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Petty’s last tour and joined U2 on their Joshua Tree Tour in 2017 — and says his personal style hasn’t changed much. Fans could expect to hear “more intimate songs” rooted in his love of nature and drawing from his travles or past relationships.
Ulvang also gets personal.
“American Boredom” was recorded in between tour stops with The Lumineers and takes a darker turn from his previous work, Ulvang said, reflecting on growing up in Fort Collins, knowing friends and family who struggled with substance use and losing friends to suicide.
“Most people,” he said, “can have dark feelings growing up in suburbia, especially growing up with friends or family dealing with substance use.”
Ulvang comes to Castle Rock via State of Flux booking, run by Parker man and former Castle Rock resident Tyler Kellogg. Kellogg’s name may sound familiar to those familiar with the Colorado music scene. He’s also a former member of the disbanded Colorado group You Me & Apollo. He now runs State of Flux part-time.
Kellogg became a regular at Maddie’s Biergarten while living in Castle Rock from 2016 through 2018 and has known Ulvang for years. The two went to high school together in Loveland.
“One thing that I really like is that he, and he’s always been like this, he is constantly in the moment,” Kellogg said. “It creates a truly unique show. Every time I’ve seen him it’s been completely different.”
Talent coordinator for Maddie’s Biergarten Bart Dahl said the restaurant and music venue has made a concerted effort this year to attract high-caliber music artists, including Wildermiss on Feb. 8 and Brent Cowles on March 9.
When it comes to Ulvang’s show, he said, they “couldn’t be more excited.”
“Just because he’s obviously talented on his own but he’s also a member of frankly one of the biggest bands in the world,” Dahl said. “So, we’re over the moon to have him come to the stage.”
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