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Doc Watson

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    The eight best shows in Denver this week

    It's a particularly good week at Red Rocks, with something like half of our recommended shows taking place at the World's Sexiest Natural Ampitheatre. There is a particularly appealing collection of Colorado talent taking that stage on Thursday, when DeVotchKa joins the symphony orchestra for what i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The five best shows in Denver from June 2 to June 5

    There are bigger concerts, sure, but for our money there is no better way to see Red Rocks than during Film on the Rocks. The series, which features Colorado bands opening for beloved movies, starts Tuesday with Ark Life, Covenhoven and Caddyshack. You can also see some masterful old-timey updates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2011

    Review: The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, 7/9/11

    The Avett Brothers last night.​When Governor John Hickenlooper introduced the Avett Brothers last night at Red Rocks, which he called the one of best bands in the world, he said, "If you look back into the history of music, there's something special about people who are born with multiple tale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Drag the River offers a sneak peek of its next album on 2010 Demons

    ​Ever wonder what a Drag the River album sounds like before it gets tracked with drums and amps? Wonder no more. The band has made almost half of the 24 tracks that are being recorded for a new studio album due out next year available for download on its Bandcamp page. The songs are from 201 ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Grant Gordy

    Grant Gordy
    Self-released

  • Music

    June 10, 2010
  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Q&A With Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley

    Eric Earley, who plays the frontman role in Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper, didn’t prove to be an effusive interview subject during a chat conducted for an April 10 Westword profile. Nevertheless, the following Q&A remains entertaining, if only because it documents the ways in which an increasingly de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008
  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Old Crow Medicine Show

    Ketch Secor and company's old-timey music invokes a simpler time.

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Pete Wernick

    Bluegrass legend Dr. Banjo is still plucking after all these years.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Q&A With Pete Wernick of Flexigrass

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Various Artists

    Jim White Presents: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Luaka Bop)

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Full Circle

    After a year of renewal, Hall-of-Famer Jim Ibbotson gets down to the Nitty Gritty.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Folk Explosion

    The Waybacks strike a chord with fans of old-timey music.

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    The Picking's Good

    Doc Watson has played across five decades of bluegrass music.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Will the Circle be Unbroken (Capitol)

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    A Wing and a Prayer

    Even at 100, Cole Kugel is ready for takeoff.

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Kind of Blue

    Multi-talented songwriter Laurie Lewis makes music with an ear toward tradition. But she's not afraid to break rules.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    The Circle Is Unbroken

    O Brother's success revealed Norman Blake's genius to a wide audience. Bluegrass fans have seen it all along.

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    The Pickin's Good

    Italy's New Country Kitchen serves up a tasty helping of authentic American-style bluegrass.

  • Music

    December 17, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 19, 1998

    Night & Day

    March 19-25, 1998

  • Music

    August 28, 1997

    Etc.

    Outstanding in His Field The recordings of Alan Lomax dig up the roots of American music.

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    August 8, 1996
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    August 8, 1996
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    July 5, 1995
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    November 2, 1994
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