As part of a recently announced batch of New Year's Eve shows, Yonder Mountain String Band is slated to headline the Boulder Theater for four nights, starting Wednesday, December 31 through Saturday, January 3. Tickets ($35-$65/4-day pass $160) go on sale on Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. Lucero ... More >>
Update: Corner House will offer a special screening of A Place at the Table on Sunday, March 3; the film opens tonight at the Mayan. With appearances by Jeff Bridges and executive producer (and Westword favorite) Tom Colicchio, and music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, the documentary A Place ... More >>
There's not much online about The Retreat -- just its location and its connection with five other dispensaries, including many of the former Colorado Dispensary Services (CDS) locations. That means no online menu, no website telling its story, nothing. Just the basics. Which, in hindsight, is much ... More >>
.Creeped out by last week's TIME cover story about attachment parenting, Jef Otte penned an essay for the Village Voice about how much attachment parenting sucks and posted it to his wall. As it happened, local comic and 2012 Westword MasterMind Andrew Orvedahl had penned his own essay on how much n ... More >>
Redefining an instrument and creating a new genre are rare musical feats, creative accomplishments that come once in a generation, at best. The death of Earl Eugene Scruggs on Wednesday at the age of 88 marked the passing of such an innovator, an American artist who built a brand new sound out of fo ... More >>
The sixth annual round of the USA Fellowship grants -- fifty awards of $50,000 each -- were announced last night in Los Angeles, and exactly one went to a Colorado artist: Michelle Ellsworth of Boulder, for her work in the field of dance. Ellsworth has an MFA in dance from the University of ... More >>
How to Untangle a Heartache
These g'Earls know how to get the Led out.
The Lone Wolves of 2005
Fire on the Mountain evokes the musical soul of Appalachian miners.
Undertow pulls in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family.
With Dixie in their zip code and rebellion in their blood, Drive By Truckers prove the rock will rise again.
Denver Health nurses are ready to unionize to save their profession.
Having moved away from Palace, Will Oldham breaks down as Bonnie Prince Billy.
American Gypsy (What Are Records)
O Brother's success revealed Norman Blake's genius to a wide audience. Bluegrass fans have seen it all along.
In Songcatcher, the music of Appalachia comes alive.
Folktronic (Le Grand Magistery)
Italy's New Country Kitchen serves up a tasty helping of authentic American-style bluegrass.
Part Two of The Kentucky Cycle brings the saga full circle.
The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.
The Kalamath Brothers' progeny is a dark country concoction.
For these federal prisoners, their last chants finally gave them inner peace.
Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 1998
The Fiddlin' Foresters are at home on the range.
To break the bank in Black Hawk, you don't have to be a gambler--just a homeowner.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
PETE WERNICK'S LIVE FIVE PLAYS BLUEGRASS A NEW WAY.