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Rootsy would be reductive but not entirely false, for embedded into Ré’s brand of indie-folk are flavors of busking Americana and Canadian coffee houses.

--Kevin Carr, "Into the Mystic with Dario Ré," Behind the Setlist

Listening to Aspen Artichoke, it's obvious that the sparse arrangements have been painstakingly, carefully considered. From the opening track "Artery of America," with its delicately finger-picked acoustic guitar and snatches of lush vocal harmonies and violin, to the sprawling closer "Children of the Sun," you get the sense that one of Ré's musical tenets is that less is often so much more.

--Nathan Weinbender, "A Tale of Two Cities," Inlander


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Upcoming Shows

September 7, 2018
Duet with Phil Pintor
Iron Goat Brewing • Spokane, Washington
7:00-9:00pm, free

September 14, 2018
Solo on air
KHQ Good Day on Fox • Spokane, Washington
8:00-9:00am, TV

September 15, 2017
Porchfest West Central
West Central neighborhood • Spokane, Washington
TBD, free

September 15, 2018
7-piece ensemble • Outdoor house show
West Central • Spokane, Washington

September 19, 2018
Duet with Zack Zuniga
Bellwether Brewing • Spokane, Washington
5:00-8:00pm, free

September 26, 2018
Duet with Phil Pintor • Gonzaga Coffeehouse Series
Hemmingson Center • Spokane, Washington
8:00-9:00pm

October 12, 2018
Duet with TBD
Iron Goat Brewing • Spokane, Washington
7:00-9:00pm, free

October 13, 2018
Solo set
Quartzite Brewing Company • Chewelah, Washington
6:00-7:30pm

November 3, 2018
Duet with TBD
Iron Goat Brewing • Spokane, Washington
7:00-9:00pm, free

November 10-11, 2018
7-piece ensemble
Spokane Fall Folk Festival
Spokane Community College • Spokane, Washington
TBD, free



Aspen Artichoke was released in August 2017 and is the band's first full-length studio album. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jimmy Hill at Amplified Wax in Spokane, Washington. It features Dario Ré on guitar, ukulele, vocals and percussion; Phil Pintor on violin, mandolin and piano; Patrick Culbertson on guitar, mandolin, violin, ukulele and vocals, as well as bass and drum kit on the song "After Book of Longing"; Michael Starry on upright bass; Thomas Ruble on clarinet and melodica; and Wil Jenkins and Andie Daisley on vocals.