Wolverine Farm Publishing and Wolverine Farm Publick House strive to be valuable resources for local performers. In order to better serve the music and artist community and to encourage individual artists to interact with one another and build a strong network, we present the Musician in Residence (MUIR) program. The music residency hosts four artists for a three month period, holding space for exploration, experimentation, and collaboration! These concerts are held upstairs (or outside in the summer) every Wednesday at 6pm and open to the public. We encourage tips and donations to the musicians.


2024 MUSICIANS IN RESIDENCE

Mikko Jimenez

How does this looks as a bio (happy to edit if needed): “A choir kid raised on a steady diet of Chicago blues and jazz, Mikko is the guitarist and vocalist for the Fort Collins blue-rock project, Swamp Candle. For this series, he is looking to build out a solo set and explore a sound that’s a bit more stripped back and intimate. As an urban ecologist and ornithologist, Mikko loves to draw on the natural world and a bird theme will almost surely make its way into his sets. Mikko is also excited to bring on friends and use this residency to highlight some of the people that inspire him.

Catch Mikko at the Publick House every First Wednesday: 7/3, 8/7, 9/4.

Chloe Corbin

Born and raised in Georgia, Chloe Corbin has been a Fort Collins indie darling for nearly a decade. Playing out for less than a year, her undeniable songwriting ability and distinct timbre has quickly propelled her to the forefront of the local music scene, without a single released recording. That is soon to change, though, as her demo (recorded on ¼ tape by the almighty Shane Zweygardt of Wire Faces) is set to be released on July 10 (thank god). It is sure to be a crucial addition to the pantheon of independent music coming out of her little town in the foothills. FFO: Fender neck pickups, pale pastels, slowcore, the smoke that comes off a candle when you blow it out.

Catch Cloe at the Publick House every Second Wednesday: 7/10, 8/14, 9/11.

Julie Koenig

Julie Koenig is a multi-genre vocalist, pianist, and singer-songwriter based in Fort Collins. Her latest release, Intruder, is an EP of introspective original songs that explore mental health. This follows her debut jazz album, Renaissance Woman (2021), which included several original songs alongside jazz standards.

For each date of her residency, Julie will bring along a different collaborator/co-writer; together, they will play material from Julie’s albums AND debut new music. Julie is looking forward to this opportunity to create, collaborate, and engage with the Fort Collins music community!

Catch Julie at the Publick House every Third Wednesday: 7/17, 8/21, 9/18.

King Orchard

King Orchard is a Colorado based pop-folk act with heavy influence from his upbringing in rural Louisiana. Nostalgic, thought invoking lyrics are juxtaposed against catchy, earworm melodies, and driving acoustic guitar, leaving you humming the songs long after.

Catch King Orchard at the Publick House every Last Wednesday: 7/31, 8/28, 9/25.


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