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In early 2014, The Crooked Streets released their 1st studio album titled "From a Seed". Initially they were a solo project for singer songwriter Mathias Olson. The band's name is also a name of one of their songs. The idea of crooked streets came from a Bright Eyes track, "I Must Belong Somewhere".
Mathias moved to Denver from New Mexico with his girlfriend (now wife) in 2009. Soon after moving Mathias started sharing his songs at various open mics around the city. After getting good response and gaining confidence he sought out other musicians to start a band.
In the music world it's hard to find musicians that have the same goals and aspirations as one another. So it was with The Crooked Streets. Musicians from across the US and even Canada have been a part of this band. Although the band has seen many faces, they've always played for the sake of the song.
Finally, after some members went separate ways, The Crooked Streets now have a core group of musicians.Mathias met 3 of the 4 musicians he now plays with regularly through craigslist. They are now comprised of drummer Logan Barrier, violinist Aimee Nelson, upright bassist Bradley Morse, and lastly (the non craigslist one) electric guitarist Jeffrey Malek. From time to time you might catch them with mandolin player Mark Emde, and trumpeter Johanes Stehle Jr.
The Crooked Streets are currently playing in the Denver front range area garnering attention from music fans and venue owners. With gritty vocals, meaningful heartfelt lyrics, catchy melodies, and skillful musicianship this band blends traditional folk, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass.