René is a Denver-based singer-songwriter who’s infatuation with writing timeless melodies has gotten him into deep trouble with all his muses. After years of honing his craft in Washington, D.C. and Dallas, TX, this forever burgeoning songster has settled into the foothills of the Front Range where he is hell-bent on carving out his own place in the Colorado music landscape. Upon his recent move to Denver, René’s discography was included into Denver Public Library’s local music project, Volume. Active in the local music scene René has played at numerous venues around town including Wash Park Grille, The Brew On Broadway, and The Laughing Goat. He’s a recurring performer with the showcase Songwriters & Stem Ciders and was a recent featured performer in Swallow Hill’s Best of Open Stage. A lifelong supporter of local music, René co-founded a local music initiative while living in Washington, D.C. and serves on the Denver Arts & Venues’ Music Advisory Panel. You can listen to his music on Spotify, iTunes, or on the music page.
“At some point I recognized that we experience everything for a reason: empathy. To me, songwriting is an opportunity for collective empathy. A well written song compels the listener, the audience, to identify himself with what the singer is singing about. It might be a poignant paean to lost love or a hook driven melody. Either way all that is required is for one listener to connect and the moment is seized. These are the moments that I live for as a songwriter. I’m not just writing for myself, nor for anybody else, but for that which lies in between.”