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  • Hit Pick

    published December 28, 2000

    Over the past two years, Yonder Mountain String Band, Saturday, December 30, and Sunday, December 31, at Boulder's Fox Theatre, has... More >>

  • Country Breakdown

    published December 21, 2000

    Any musical uprising worth raising a fist for must have its own battle cry. For today's alternative-country camp, Robbie Fulks's anti-Nashville... More >>

  • Dwight Yoakam

    published December 21, 2000

    With his latest release, Dwight Yoakam continues his reign as the King of Contemporary Country. Tomorrow's Sounds is a brilliant collection... More >>

  • Alone on the Range

    published December 7, 2000

    For the musician, the romance of life in Colorado comes with a price, because the state's geographic gifts -- the Rocky Mountains, snow and the... More >>

  • The Pickin's Good

    published November 30, 2000

    When Armando Zuppa's wife suggested it was time for her Italian-born husband to get out of Rome, he agreed that it was a good idea. "She came... More >>

  • Judith Edelman

    published November 9, 2000

    Edelman's third release is a wondrous, acoustic collection, packed with unflinching accounts of adult life that carry the Americana form to new... More >>

  • Common Ground

    published October 26, 2000

    These days, John Common is pretty happy. During the past year or so, his band, Rainville, has become widely regarded as one of the more thrilling... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published October 19, 2000

    Bob Tyler, Friday, October 20, at the Bug Theatre, is a hands-down winner for best supporting musician in a local music scene. Over the... More >>

  • Say That You'll Be True

    published October 12, 2000

    Many an artist has enjoyed an entire career -- and a lifelong income -- from the lasting appeal of one smash, a single tune that somehow buried... More >>

  • Beer Here

    published October 5, 2000

    Beer geeks know him as the world's leading author of beer-related prose, the Bard of Beer Journalism. Unfortunately for Michael Jackson, there are... More >>

  • All The Kings Men

    published October 5, 2000

    For many musicians, having fans hear their decades-old music is as scary as having a potential partner view long-out-of-fashion high school... More >>

  • He Done It

    published September 28, 2000

    Each year, the annual Country Music Association awards broadcast holds a few surprises, little drama and zero controversy. Unlike the Grammys or... More >>

  • Nashville Rag

    published September 28, 2000

    While Larry Cordle's "Murder on Music Row" has become an unlikely C&W hit, songs about Nashville's musical pitfalls are nothing new. Over the... More >>

  • He's Got It Covered

    published September 14, 2000

    I hope this doesn't sound too weird to you," says local country artist Dustin Bogue, "but if I ever do make it, I want to make a movie about my... More >>

  • Roll in the Hay

    published September 7, 2000

    The Haywoods have one obvious connection to the Front Range music scene: Their debut release, Drinkin' Cryin' & Moanin', appears on... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published August 31, 2000

    Siúcra, Thursday, August 31, at Trilogy in Boulder, is an act with a deceiving handle. Siúcra is an Irish word meaning... More >>

  • Long Way Back

    published August 24, 2000

    Maybe it's his rubber-tight britches -- pants so snug they'd make the Michelin Man squirm. Or maybe it's his countrypolitan image and those... More >>

  • Mann in the Middle

    published August 17, 2000

    At first glance, Aimee Mann's return to the airwaves seems like the final scene in some topsy-turvy Hollywood movie. In the mid-'80s, she became... More >>

  • 3 Twins

    published August 17, 2000

    Colorado, it's safe to say, isn't known for its soul men. But by creating some of the most stirring music to emerge from this state, Denver native... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published August 10, 2000

    Nathan Hamilton, Tuesday, August 15, at Quixote’s True Blue and Wednesday, August 16, at the Dark Horse Saloon in Boulder, is on a rol... More >>

  • A Joyful Noise

    published August 3, 2000

    These days, Rachael Lampa's schedule is not typical of that of most fifteen-year-old kids from Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado. Of... More >>

  • The Dead Zone

    published July 27, 2000

    The members of Dark Star Orchestra might take issue with those who say you cannot bring the Dead back to life. For the past three years, this... More >>

  • The Road Less Traveled

    published July 20, 2000

    Bradford Lee Folk, guitarist and lead vocalist of local bluegrass group Open Road, has just finished another shift at a dairy farm outside of Fort... More >>

  • Business Unusual

    published July 6, 2000

    When the String Cheese Incident began six years ago in Telluride, it was a band with a plan. "From the very beginning," says SCI bassist Keith... More >>

  • They Grow on You

    published June 22, 2000

    When you hail from Oxford, Mississippi, and your band's handle is "Kudzu Kings," you'd better be damn good. The title is a volatile moniker given... More >>

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