In 2018, there were roughly 5,000 entrants to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. There was one winner. His name is Naia Izumi, and we are beyond thrilled to welcome him to Fridays in the Asher 2019 in Cheyenne, Wyoming February 15th! Sarah Slaton Duo (Sarah Slaton, former lead singer of Edison and Sarah Joelle of Lola Rising) of Denver and Timothy John of Centennial, Wyoming will get an unforgettable night started.
Naia Izumi is a one of a kind musician. With his dazzling, experimental, soulful compositions and incomparable vocals and guitar playing, Naia Izumi has drawn comparisons to singular talents such as Gary Clark Jr, Daniel Caesar, and the late Jeff Buckley. He's the experimentalism of Tash Sultana and Erykah Badu. His trajectory is rapidly on the rise, so you'll want to be sure to catch Naia here or else you might never see him in such an intimate setting again!
Timothy John, of Centennial, is one of the Cowboy State's most soulful singer-songwriters. Timothy has received acclaim at numerous songwriting competitions in the region and is a regular in the Southeast Wyoming scene. This is his debut on our music series and we are thrilled to welcome him to the 2019 Fridays in the Asher lineup when he joins up with Naia Izumi and the Sarah Slaton Duo on February 15!
Sarah Slaton, former front for the band Edison and Sarah Joelle, from Lola Rising, will be treating you with some awesome harmonies in this stripped down duo set.
Fridays in the Asher has hosted some truly incredible concerts over the past few years and they have strived to continue to push their boundaries to bring top-notch talent to Cheyenne - this concert is perhaps their biggest step yet. They are calling this concert one of the most exciting acts they’ve ever had the privilege of hosting and are saying this is the best year for live music in Cheyenne, Wyoming yet.
Friday, February 15th, 2019
The Asher Building
Naia Izumi live with Timothy John and The Sarah Slaton Duo
500 W 15th St, Cheyenne, Wyoming
$5 at the door; all ages admitted
beer and malt beverages available for those 21+
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Listen to Naia Izumi:
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (full set)
Listen to Timothy John:
Debut album “Hand of Help”:
“Stand and Fight” Live Video:
RSVP on Facebook:
ABOUT FRIDAYS IN THE ASHER
Fridays in the Asher is Cheyenne’s premier independent music and arts series. Established in 2012, we are a 100% not-for-profit and volunteer-organized series committed to providing high-quality entertainment and art to the community of Cheyenne for a low cost of admission. We operate through Arts Cheyenne, a 501(c)(3) organization, and run an annual concert series in the winter and spring months. Concerts are $5.00 admission at the door and beer and wine spirits are available for purchase for those 21+.
Fridays in the Asher/Hynds headlining alumni include: Matthew Santos (Los Angeles, CA), Ayron Jones & The Way (Seattle, WA), Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers (East Lansing, MI), Dirty Revival (Portland, OR), The Sink or Swim (Tempe, AZ), Wildermiss (Denver, CO), The Reminders (Colorado Springs, CO), Sur Ellz (Denver, CO), YaSi (Denver, CO), Gipsy Moon (Nederland, CO), Edison (Denver, CO), Slow Caves (Fort Collins, CO), Jalan Crossland (Ten Sleep, WY), The Patti Fiasco (Fort Collins, CO), Grayson Erhard (Denver, CO), and many others!