If there's one band that put Colorado bluegrass on the map, it's Hot Rize. Longtime members Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, Tim O'Brien and Charles Sawtelle met at the Denver Folklore Center in the late 1970s. They worked there in various capacities -- as music instructors, instrument repairmen or at ... More >>
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 >>
Nick Forster gives an appreciative nod to the pioneering music of Bob Wills.
The tent goes up at CityLights and so do the expectations.
So Long of a Journey
Sugar Hill Records
So Long of a Journey (Sugar Hill)
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.
Multi-talented songwriter Laurie Lewis makes music with an ear toward tradition. But she's not afraid to break rules.
O Brother's success revealed Norman Blake's genius to a wide audience. Bluegrass fans have seen it all along.
Charles Sawtelle: Music From Rancho deVille
Music From Rancho deVille breathes new life into Charles Sawtelles legacy.
Open Road takes the old route to bluegrass tradition.
Ben Stevens is on the road again -- and he couldn't be happier.
July 22 - 18, 1999
The best twenty recordings to come out of Colorado in 1998.
June 11 - 17, 1998
April 16 - 22, 1998
After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.
PETE WERNICK'S LIVE FIVE PLAYS BLUEGRASS A NEW WAY.