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 >>
Colorado's musical legacy is about to find some permanence. Officials from the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and the Denver-based Blue Goose design firm have unveiled final plans for the permanent exhibition space set to open at Red Rocks Amphitheater later this year. Based at the current Trading Post ... More >>
For the past eleven years, Colorado Inside Out, the weekly public affairs roundtable on Colorado Public Television, has taken an annual trip in the Colorado Time Machine. The show's reported on current events of 1912 (last year's show, when I played Margaret "Molly" Brown or 1951 (the 2011 episode, ... More >>
It took decades, but Joan Baez has finally overcome her stage fright. The legendary folk singer and activist, who initially found fame during the folk renaissance of the 1960s, partnering with Bob Dylan on stage and fighting for a wide range of causes into the '70s, '80s and '90s, says she's discove ... More >>
It's not that tough to get Todd Snider to tell a story. The folksinger/guitarist is all about the power of a good narrative, and it's no wonder considering his influences. Even before issuing his 1994 debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, Snider followed the path of legendary folkies like Ramblin ... More >>
Tim O'Brien, Dakota Blonde, Nick and Helen Forster and Dick Weissman performed on Saturday night at the L2 Arts and Culture Center as part of the Denver Folklore Center's 50th anniversary, a weekend-long celebration that began on Friday and culminated with a concert at Four Mile Historic Park on Sun ... More >>
In this week's feature on Dale Bruning, the Longmont-based jazz guitarist talks about his five years of teaching Bill Frisell, who has since gone on to be one of the world's finest guitarists, both in the jazz realm and beyond. We caught up with Frisell, who is performing with Bruning and bassist Mi ... More >>
Update (2/24/12): Barry Fey video montage added below. All is right with the universe this morning. We have a pair of Grammy winners in our midst, and as it should be, Harry Tuft and Barry Fey are now officially part of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. While we didn't stick around until the very en ... More >>
This Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, two local icons will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Denver Folklore Center founder Harry Tuft and legendary concert promoter Barry Fey will be entered into t ... 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 >>
The next set of inductees into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame have been announced. This February, legendary concert promoter, Barry Fey, and Denver Folklore Center founder, Harry Tuft, two Colorado music icons, will take their rightful place in the hall alongside John Denver and Red Rocks Am ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
A Gael force blows into Cameron Church.
Immersive Studio launches its Seven Voices series with Otis Taylor
Tarantella gets caught up in an exotic whirlwind.
Nick Forster gives an appreciative nod to the pioneering music of Bob Wills.
An artist for the ages, Roz Brown works the Western world as well as the senior circuit.
Otis Taylor gets the break he deserves without putting on a happy face.
Blues singer-songwriter Mary Flower is back in season.
Kate & Anna McGarrigle on their continuing family affair.
PETE WERNICK'S LIVE FIVE PLAYS BLUEGRASS A NEW WAY.