Speakeasy: A Different Drummer is a Success!

One of the youngest, and possibly the cutest, drummers of the evening meeting Ben Wysocki (The Fray).

We’re pleased to report that Speakeasy: A Different Drummer was a great success! More than 65 people attended the program, hosted by the Jefferson County Library Foundation, which featured three of Denver’s best-known drummers: Ben Wysocki (The Fray), Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & The Monsters) and Nate Barnes (Mary Chapin Carpenter).

Brian, Nate and Ben fielded questions from an audience of fans and budding musicians on music, production, practice and their personal pathways to success. The audience was so engaged many of them lingered to talk with the drummers long after the program was over!

We also took the opportunity to educate this audience of 20-to-40-somethings on the magic of the Library. A slide show presentation, which was reinforced by library fun facts on Speakeasy question cards, highlighted the Library’s digital assets, including Hoopla, Lynda.com, Flipster and Zinio.

This unique Speakeasy also gave us a great opportunity to forge relationships with some valuable new community partners, including the City of Lakewood, City of Denver Arts & Venues, Shawn King, Colorado’s Music Ambassador, and, our sponsor, Drum City & Guitar Land. Our thanks to these partners and to all those who attended the event!

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