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1995 Stories by Linda Gruno

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  • WALKER ON THE WILD SIDE

    published December 20, 1995

    Musically speaking, Gregory Walker is a hard man to figure out. And he's not about to make things any simpler by explaining himself. "Well,... More >>

  • HIT PICK

    published November 29, 1995

    Ellyn Rucker, with Laura Newman, Thursday, November 30, at the Mall Exchange, deserves her reputation as the area's premier female jazz pianist.... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published November 22, 1995

    Once Blue, with Lisa Loeb, Friday, November 24, at the Bluebird Theater, is a New York-based duo making its first Colorado appearance. But the... More >>

  • LOVE THAT JOAN

    published November 15, 1995

    If Joan Armatrading had the power to do so, she would change one thing about her fans: their number. "They're very hardcore, and they don't give... More >>

  • THE CHASE IS ON

    published November 1, 1995

    At most record stores, Eagle Dances With the Wind, the Canyon Records debut by the Denver-based Native American duo Red Tail Chasing Hawks, is... More >>

  • COOKING WITH BAKER

    published October 25, 1995

    Many professional musicians feel that music instructors teach because they're not adequate performers. In some instances this is true--but not... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published October 11, 1995

    Barry Black Barry Black (Alias) Even those of you familiar with the odd pop games played by the Archers of Loaf may be taken aback by... More >>

  • READY TO WARE

    published October 11, 1995

    Tenor saxophonist David S. Ware is a survivor. Now 46, he's spent more than two decades in the mine-laden battlefield that is the New York... More >>

  • PARIS BLUES

    published September 27, 1995

    Guitarist/vocalist/composer Luther Allison sees a parallel between himself and the fictitious Jake and Elwood Blues. "I guess I'm like the Blues... More >>

  • BLUES BELL

    published September 20, 1995

    Harmonica player Mark Bell is an aging baby-boomer who picked up his first harp in 1973, when he was seventeen. For Bell, it was an epiphany. "I... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published September 13, 1995

    Steve Turre, Wednesday, September 13, at the Mount Vernon Country Club, is best known to television audiences for his stint as a trombonist in the... More >>

  • SONIC BOOMS

    published September 6, 1995

    He may be only 22, but Denver-based techno/trance artist Jesse Allen (aka Kid Sonic) is already more business-savvy than a lot of musicians many... More >>

  • STILL HORNY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

    published August 30, 1995

    For three decades, two words have described saxophone playing at its funkiest: Maceo Parker. Parker joined James Brown's back-up band in 1965, and... More >>

  • THE GOSPEL TRUTH

    published August 23, 1995

    Singer Clarence Fountain was already a member of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama when the group--perhaps the greatest gospel ensemble to emerge... More >>

  • WHAT A TRIP

    published August 9, 1995

    Saxophonist Roy Nathanson, co-founder of the Jazz Passengers, is frequently described as quirky--and he's earned the term the old-fashioned way.... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published August 9, 1995

    Wallace Roney, Saturday, August 12, at the Bluebird Theater, came to the public's attention in 1981. Then a 21-year-old Berklee student with no... More >>

  • CAN YOU BEAT THAT?

    published August 2, 1995

    The songs played by Kandombe, a Boulder-based percussion ensemble, represent musical freedom in its truest sense. The performers believe their... More >>

  • BE PREPARED

    published July 26, 1995

    Denver-based guitarist Janet Feder didn't expect to be featured in the July issue of Guitar Player. After all, the publication is devoted to... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published July 12, 1995

    Truman's Water Milktrain to Paydirt (Homestead) You can't describe Truman's Water as just another punk band--not when the closest... More >>

  • HARTFORD ATTACK

    published July 12, 1995

    Even if multi-instrumentalist John Hartford found a cure for cancer, the discovery would probably be overshadowed by what the public sees as an... More >>

  • RUSH'S HOUR

    published July 5, 1995

    A generation of English blues rockers, including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page, have acknowledged that... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published June 21, 1995

    Perez Prado Mondo Mambo! The Best of Perez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA/Rhino) Various Artists Mambo Mania! The Kings & Queens of... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published June 21, 1995

    Deborah Henson-Conant, Friday, June 23, at Swallow Hill Music Hall, is a jazz virtuoso and superior improviser with an unlikely specialty--the... More >>

  • TOURETTE SYNDROME

    published June 21, 1995

    A local high school boy who's seen "...kiss," a video that's been popping up late at night on MTV, has kind words for its singer, Pussy Tourette.... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published June 14, 1995

    The Apples Fun Trick Noisemaker (spinART) Last year, Apples frontman Robert Schneider told Westword he wanted to write "uplifting"... More >>

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