Linda Gruno

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  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Musicians generally gravitate toward predictable day jobs to finance their passion: waiting tables, pumping gas, selling CDs and so on. But of the six members of Boa and the Constrictors, only harmonicat Jim Pansa, who is employed at a local violi...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Upon meeting bluesman David Honeyboy Edwards in 1942, musicologist Alan Lomax called him a "genius" who could "make the guitar speak like a natural man." Part of the reason for his aptitude, Lomax believed, was his dedication to his ax; Edwards ke...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Saxophonist Wayne Shorter has been quoted as saying, "I do what I am, but I am not what I do." Trumpeter/flugelhornist Roy Hargrove is not as good as Shorter at compartmentalizing. "It's the music, mainly," he explains. "The music keeps me going. ...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    The mere sight of Denver blues violinist Lionel Young on stage generates a jolt of energy, whether he's fronting a trio or an ensemble complete with horns, guitars and electric bass. Smiling, always smiling, he creates a sound that's sensual and s...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    In the first year of its existence, Denver-based Synergy Music has issued nine albums--an impressive number by any standard. But Michael Fitts, who's both the president of Synergy and the CEO of Indiego Promotions, isn't satisfied; he wants to dou...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    A sticker on the shrink-wrap that covers Dark Dear Heart, the latest album by Canadian vocalist Holly Cole, reads, "File in Rock/Pop Vocal." But such a label hardly does justice to Cole's versatility. She's been described as a smoky siren, a jazz ...