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STEVE MARTIN & EDIE BRICKELL @ DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS | 7/20/13 Watching Steve Martin riff on stage at the Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield, it was easy to see how he sold out stadiums with his stand-up comedy in the '70s. Martin came prepared with an arsenal of one-liners and sight gags, a well-ho ... 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 >>
Dig your bluegrass? Banjos and mandolins make your heart swell? Great. You're gonna love this shindig: two days of banjo goodness up in the hills. Clear Creek Rapidgrass is slated to go down on the first weekend of July at the Shelly/ Quinn Baseball Fields in Idaho Springs on Friday, July 5 and Satu ... More >>
Friday, January 18, through Sunday, January 20, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES @ OGDEN THEATRE | 1/10/13 Eerie sounds were coming out of the fiddle, the base of which Ryan Young had lodged into his chest. With his elbow bobbing up and down furiously with the movement of the bow, he summoned tones from those four strings that sounded as if they were from a ... More >>
If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrumentation and progressive musical structures resonated with ... More >>
Patrick Dethlefs (due Friday, June 8, at Swallow Hill's Daniels Hall) has been building his name as a songwriter of note for the last few years. His debut album Stays the Same is credited to "Patrick Dethlefs & Friends," which is a testament to Dethlefs's unassuming persona and humility, not only wi ... More >>
Josh Abbott (due at the Grizzly Rose this Friday, June 1) got his start playing country music while attending Texas Tech in Lubbock, spending his nights watching artists like Pat Green, Corey Morrow, Roger Creagor, Eli Young Band and Randy Rogers roll through the local country bar, the Blue Light. A ... 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 >>
Nick CallaioGreensky Bluegrass last night at the Bluebird Theater. GREENSKY BLUEGRASS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/8/12 Greensky Bluegrass played two sets of organic, roots-oriented bluegrass for a packed Bluebird crowd. With more than a decade under its belt and about seven years of consistently tourin ... More >>
Alison Krauss & Union StationGoing strong for nearly four decades, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival just announced that Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, John Prine, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Leftover Salmon, Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio, Punch Brothers, P ... More >>
GREAT AMERICAN TAXI The Shwillbillies â€¢ Oakhurst 04.15.11 | Cervantes' The crowd last night at Cervantes brought their dancing shoes for a bluegrass breakdown. The Shwillbilles were up first, and the quartet came out fast and furious building the energy up for the intimate crowd with in ... More >>
Jamie VanBuhlerGreensky Bluegrass has built a loyal Colorado following INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS With Greensky Bluegrass 03.18.11 | Fox Theatre Greensky Bluegrass and the Infamous Stringdusters concluded their two-night Colorado run last night at the Fox. Greensky kicked things off with a nine ... More >>
EMMITT-NERSHI BAND With Spring Creek 11.26.10 | Bluebird Theater The Emmitt-Nershi Band is what happens when you get two of the biggest names to ever come out of jam-rock in Colorado and bring them back to their rootsy home. Comprising Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi of Stri ... More >>
In a Different Time
While our profile on Pete Wernick in this week's issue primarily focused on the duality of his roles in his bluegrass/jazz group Flexigrass and with the traditional bluegrass act Long Road Home, Wernick also discussed a number of other things including: what good bluegrass is, his introduction and t ... More >>
Saturday, October 24, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003.
Cheyenne hosts the Americana Music Festival.
Ketch Secor and company's old-timey music invokes a simpler time.
Bluegrass legend Dr. Banjo is still plucking after all these years.
These g'Earls know how to get the Led out.
Kirk Rundstrom refuses to go gently into that good night.
California Country (Western Seeds)
Armando Zuppa serves up a steaming bowl of alphabet newgrass.
Swallow Hill Music Hall
Welcome back, Patricio Córdova.
Local twanger Pete Wernick is ready for the national spotlight.
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.
Thursday, February 10, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Bubbling beneath the sweet-sounding hill music of the Hackensaw Boys is a wellspring of political discontent.
Bluegrass Roots: The Best of Bluegrass and More, Live From etown
Grazing in the bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield keeps pickin' and grinnin'.
Mark Merryman keeps it real in the face of conspicuous Californication.
The Waybacks strike a chord with fans of old-timey music.
Cold Wind (Rounder)
After losing a founding member, Leftover Salmon decides to swim rather than sink.
McCloskey Brothers Band