Boulder Box Set, a co-production of the ATLAS Institute and Rocky Mountain PBS, premiered July 27, 2012, on Channel 6 in the Front Range area.
Boulder Box Set is a new music series featuring performances by both established and up-and-coming musicians captured with the high definition/high fidelity technology of the ATLAS Black Box theater. The shows are designed to include the creativity, energy and spontaneity of live performance in an intimate venue.
The television premiere featured award-winning folk/rock musicians Andy Hill and Renee Safier backed by top musicians -- Bruce Springsteen sideman Marty Rifkin, eTown bassist Chris Engleman and Denver's own Mike Marlier on drums.
In the photo above, Safier, left, and Hill, right, perform at a preview celebration of the Boulder Box Set premiere in the lobby of the Roser ATLAS building on July 11. The animated Boulder Box Set title opening for the show is playing on the ATLAS video wall in the background.
Hill and Safier have taken their unique sound and multi-instrumental skills to venues large and small all over the world. Their 11 independent CD releases have won them numerous awards including "Best Duo/Group" from the International Acoustic Music Awards and "Americana Group of the Year" from the LA Music Awards.
Now based in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Hill and Safier began performing together while they were students at the University of Denver more than 20 years ago. They maintain their Colorado roots through performances at various Colorado venues, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, where Safier's prodigious blues and jazz vocals won the acoustic blues competition in 2005.
A 30-second promotional video for the show is here.
The Boulder Box Set website is here.