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

June 23, 2018
7-piece ensemble • Outdoor house show (open to the public)
Stimpi Ridge Invitational
Stimpi Ridge Disc Golf Course • Spokane, Washington
7:00pm, free

June 29, 2018
Solo set
Emerson-Garfield Farmer's Market • Spokane, Washington
3:00-6:00pm, free

June 30, 2018
Solo set
with Faun Fables
The Bartlett • Spokane, Washington
8:00pm, $8-10

July 14, 2018
7-piece ensemble • Outdoor House show
with She Wakes (Wenatchee), Janelle Jackson (Portland), Tyler Alai (Spokane), Kirtan, and more
Mystic Homestead • Spokane, Washington
7:00pm, free

July 20, 2018
Solo set
14Four Summer Concert Series
14Four • Spokane, Washington

August 3, 2018
Solo set
Iron Goat Brewing • Spokane, Washington
7:00-9:00pm, free

September 8, 2018
7-piece ensemble • Outdoor house show
West Central • Spokane, Washington

September 26, 2018
Duet with TBD • Gonzaga Coffeehouse Series
Hemmingson Center • Spokane, Washington

October 4, 2018
Duet with Andie Daisley • Auction
Spokane, Washington

October 13, 2018
Solo set
Quartzite Brewing Company • Chewelah, Washington

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.