Marni Pickens wasn't always the easy-going bluegrass picker she is today. "I'm a rocker chick," she says. "Even though I grew up in Colorado, I never listened to much country or bluegrass at all." After moving from Colorado to New York City at eighteen years old, Pickens started playing bass in pu ... More >>
Trampled By Turtles, due at this weekend's Westword Music Showcase, was started in 2003 by a group friends from Duluth, Minnesota, who knew each other from playing in various bands. Liberated by the freedom and mobility of playing acoustic instruments, the players honed a sound that happened to bene ... More >>
Next Go 'Round
LAMBCHOP @ FOX THEATRE | 4.28.12 See Also: Q&A with Kurt Wagner of Lambchop No one goes to a Lambchop show expecting a circus. Fans know that taking a ride with frontman Kurt Wagner and his crew will be a slow one. But last night at the Fox, the band and the audience seemed downright narcoleptic. ... 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 >>
Harry Tuft, slated to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this Sunday, February 12, opened the Denver Folklore Center in 1962 and started promoting concerts a few years later, bringing in Joan Baez to Denver for the first time in 1964 and later bringing her to Red Rocks. In the early ... More >>
Bluegrass legend Dr. Banjo is still plucking after all these years.
Nick Hutchinson recently had the chance to chat with legendary bluegrass purveyor Pete Wernick about his influences, how he got his nickname and the difference between playing with Hot Rize and with Flexigrass. We ran a few highlights from their conversation in the November 1 issue, and here, in the ... More >>
Singing cowboy Bret Bertholf sums up country for kids.
Welcome back, Patricio Córdova.
Americana music gets its due from this duo.
Thursday, March 31, Avogadro's Number, Fort Collins, 1-970-493-5555; Friday, April 1, Trilogy Wine Bar, Boulder, 303-473-9463; Saturday, April 2, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Single Malt Band
Untying the Not (Sci Fidelity Records)
Mark Merryman keeps it real in the face of conspicuous Californication.
Half a Dozen Heartaches
Cold Wind (Rounder)
Yonder Mountain String Band
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
Elevator music is looking up.
After learning the ropes as one of Bill Monroe's original Blue Grass Boys, Peter Rowan awakened to a world of possibilities.
Multi-talented songwriter Laurie Lewis makes music with an ear toward tradition. But she's not afraid to break rules.
Let There Be Country, Keys to the Kingdom, Life Is Messy, Salt of the Earth, The Only Years, Between Midnight & Hindsight, Epic Recordings (Lucky Dog)
Italy's New Country Kitchen serves up a tasty helping of authentic American-style bluegrass.
Open Road takes the old route to bluegrass tradition.
Open Road Bluegrass Band
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Murder on Music Row
(Shell Point Records)
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
August 20 - 26, 1998
Why Nineties hippies are discovering mandolinist Sam Bush.
April 16 - 22, 1998
Feb. 19-25, 1998
Del McCoury is one of the masters of a great American art form.
When it comes to punk-rock chaos, the Dwarves definitely don't come up short.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.
THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.