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2001 Stories by Marty Jones

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  • Discmania

    published December 27, 2001

    The year 2001 produced its share of catastrophes: major terrorist campaigns in D.C. and New York, a widespread anthrax scare -- and J. Lo's solo... More >>

  • Consumed

    published December 20, 2001

    This Christmas, Stan Hendrickson will wish for a gift he cannot have. It's a gift he possessed for over seven decades before losing it three years... More >>

  • Consumed

    published December 6, 2001

    Fruitcake is the most maligned food in America, the dessert world's equivalent of polka music. Especially this time of year. Come Christmas... More >>

  • Heavy Mettle

    published November 29, 2001

    Harlan Hendrickson has issued a challenge to all the closet lovers of '80s metal: It's time to step up -- fist held high, pinkie and index fingers... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published November 29, 2001

    Candye Kane, Thursday, December 6, at the Boulder Theater, is a bisexual ex-porn vet, a poster girl for the pleasingly plump and an... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published November 22, 2001

    For seven years, the hemp ice cream produced in Das Agua's shop, Original Sources, made him a successful businessman. Today it makes him a... More >>

  • Dead Bird Walking

    published November 22, 2001

    It's not often that a journalist gets the chance to speak with residents of death row. But here in her suburban backyard, Carrie Stewart has put... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published November 15, 2001

    Mary Flower is a hero of American acoustic-guitar music -- and proof that the most moving art is often found in one's own back yard.... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published November 8, 2001

    Paul Burch, Sunday, November 11, at the Gothic Theatre, may not have earned the flood of attention poured over No-Depression sweetheart and... More >>

  • Consumed

    published November 8, 2001

    Some of the best days of my childhood started with pancakes. If I stumbled out of bed to the clang and clatter of Mom mixing batter in the... More >>

  • He's Got a Witness

    published November 1, 2001

    Like many musicians, Chris Watkins has a tough time putting a label on his sound. "I'm one of those hyphenated people," says Watkins, who... More >>

  • The Pot Thickens

    published October 18, 2001

    There's a reason that soup kitchens feed the poor with their namesake dish. "Soup is satisfying," says Michael Mack, a volunteer cook with... More >>

  • All Shook Up

    published October 18, 2001

    Paul Galaxy and the Galactix are slicked-back proof that rockabilly is far from dead. Their success is also evidence that a bar band can make a... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published October 11, 2001

    Dusty Drapes & the Dusters, Thursday, October 11, at the Bluebird Theater and Friday, October 12, at the Boulder Theater, have pulled off a... More >>

  • Swimming Through History

    published October 4, 2001

    Les Fradkin's band, Get Wet, plays a brand of instrumental music that mixes old-school surf and classical touches, with the guitar parts played on... More >>

  • The Grass Is Greener

    published September 27, 2001

    Three years after they joined forces in Nederland, life is mighty good for the members of Yonder Mountain String Band. But bassist Ben Kaufmann... More >>

  • For Heaven's Sake

    published September 20, 2001

    Roger James first made a name for himself in local music circles as a jazz pianist. Last year he released Voyages, a collection of tasteful... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published September 20, 2001

    Last December, Robbie Fulks delivered one the finest shows to hit Denver in the year 2000, a neo-country pop set that won't soon be... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published September 13, 2001

    Chris Daniels & the Kings will feel right at home when they perform at Swallow Hill on Friday, September 14. Daniels recently stepped down... More >>

  • No Hokey Polka

    published August 23, 2001

    No genre of music generates giggles quite like polka. But while many see polka as the soundtrack for lederhosen-wearing seniors, Marty Rome sees... More >>

  • Rock's in Their Genes

    published August 16, 2001

    If it weren't for a trio of sibling bubblegum hitmakers from Oklahoma, Jon Paul Johnson would be more comfortable heading up a family-style... More >>

  • For Love of Country

    published August 9, 2001

    Country music has had its power couples over the years -- married musicians who made music on stage and off. Some had great musical success at the... More >>

  • Onward Through It All

    published August 2, 2001

    For the country artist with principles, preserving a career in these days of shlocky commercial twang requires survival skills. Jim Lauderdale's... More >>

  • Kansas City Royal

    published July 5, 2001

    Though he's been part of the Kansas City, Missouri, music scene for ten years, Chad Rex has no delusions about where he and his band fit in the... More >>

  • Crashing the Glass Ceiling

    published June 28, 2001

    At a time when the hurdles of gender and race are supposedly fading in music circles, Deborah Coleman finds herself in an odd position: She's the... More >>

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