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Joan Baez

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The twelve best shows in Denver this weekend

    Another several-night stand at Red Rocks this weekend: The Avett Brothers play three shows at the World's Only Natural Amphitheater. Elsewhere, Ms. Lauryn Hill will confound you with a bunch of songs that sound absolutely nothing like the hits your remember. And Joan Baez goes from Denver to Fort Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    The five best concerts in Denver this week

    Welcome back, Americans. We ardently hope you return to us full of leftover barbecue and slightly sunburned. There are a few good shows this week, starting with legendary jazz drummer Tootie Heath with his new backing band (two-thirds of the Bad Plus). They'll play Dazzle a couple nights this week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Denver Botanic Gardens 2014 summer lineup: St. Vincent, Sheryl Crow and more

    The Denver Botanic Gardens has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it is hefty. Starting June 24 with March Cohn and Mavis Staples and concluding on September 6 with St. Vincent, the Garden's two locations (on York Street and in Chatfield) will also host Joan Baez, Barenaked Ladies, B.B. King and mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    R.I.P., Pete Seeger

    Folk music fans woke up some very sad news this morning. Banjo player, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, folklorist and all-around activist Pete Seeger died late last night in New York from natural causes. He was 94. The loss is tough to quantify for fans of any folk, roots, blues and Americana music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Backbeat's 2014 Colorado bucket list: #15-6

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Ten musicians who have taken a political stand

    It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Judy Collins deserves better as Colorado Inside Out time travels to 1973

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Joan Baez on her time in Denver and what it took to finally get over her stage fright

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    New Denver shows: Keith Urban, Lamb of God, John Mayer, Ke$ha and Pitbull and more

    The biggest show announcement this week actually came last week -- talking about Prince at the Ogden, of course -- but there's a whole bunch of other new shows to let you know about this week, including Keith Urban at Red Rocks, Lamb of God at the Boulder Theater, John Mayer at Red Rocks and Ke$ha a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe on Beck, living in Germany and Bright Channel

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Five misinformed rock songs

    Of all the occupations listed on Bono's resume (humanitarian, hotel owner, British Knight, world bank advisor, anathema to any rock fan under thirty), one that has never been considered was historian. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 44 years ago today, an event the U2 singer attempted to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    R.I.P. Earl Scruggs, 6/26/24 - 3/28/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Harry Tuft on being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    A $10,000 Led Zeppelin shirt? The next ten highest-selling band T-shirts

    ​Grab the Guinness Book of World Records, because we've got a ridiculous tale to tell. Earlier this week, a man in Australia purchased a Led Zeppelin T-shirt for $10,000, making it the largest sum anyone has paid for a vintage band shirt. That doesn't mean there aren't shirts that are valued h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Ladies of the Brown: The semi-secret history of a great hotel

    ​Evalyn Walsh McLean was famous for the blowouts she threw on short notice at the Brown Palace for Denver's society swells -- ice elephants filled with caviar, Bollinger '26, dance bands, the works. But in the depths of the Depression she took the Hope diamond to pawnshops to try to keep her p ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Tom Petty, KS107.5 Summer Jam, Chautauqua Auditorium shows announced

    This year's Red Rocks line-up has been filling in rather nicely, and there's been a few more additions this week, including a second Sting date that's been added, Blues Traveler's annual Fourth of July show, the Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Reggae on the Rocks, Celtic Woman and To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Q&A with Jonson Kuhn of Jonny Woodrose & the Broken Hearted Woodpeckers

    ​In the short time Jonny Woodrose & the Broken-Hearted Woodpeckers have been together, the outfit has grown from being a bit of a joke band vehicle for singer Jonson Kuhn's humorous storytelling into one of the most engaging and fun Americana bands in the scene. The project's early shows consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Aerosmith, Killers, Wilco shows announced

    There was a ton of action with concert announcements this week, especially some great shows at Red Rocks including Ween (Sunday, September 6), Wilco (Friday, July 3), the Killers (Wednesday, September 9), Lyle Lovett (Sunday, July 26) and Slightly Stoopid (Wednesday, July 15). Fiddler's Green roped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008
  • Music

    July 17, 2008

    The Watson Twins

    Monday, July 21, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Richie Havens

    Thursday, December 13, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Mavis Staples On The Main Line

    In a profile from Westword’s June 28 edition, Mavis Staples speaks her mind in a notably feisty manner -- and in the following Q&A, which encompasses the entire text of the interview that formed the basis of the article, her undimmed passion comes through even more clearly. Topics include her rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    Live Review: Dylan 66 at the Oriental

    Slide Show Bob Dylan is a wierdo among freaks. Even when he was a leader of the '60s folk scene, he considered himself an outcast, a stranger who was lost, and by his own admission had "no direction home." So maybe it was fitting that the Bob Dylan tribute show last night at the Oriental Theater ha ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 1, 2007
  • Music

    November 9, 2006
  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Greg Brown

    Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005
  • Culture

    February 17, 2005

    Black History Speaks

    Shadow Theatre's Paul Robeson restores an American giant.

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004

    Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em

    Politics enters the ring with Stories on Stage

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Various Artists

    The Folk Years: A Singers and Songwriters Collection (Time Life Music)

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    It Takes a Pillage

    Bring me men! Okay, and some women, too.

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2001

    Turn, Turn, Turn

    Former Byrd Roger McGuinn wants to keep folk aloft.

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Rock and Roll for Dummies

    A recently exhumed handbook reveals the secrets to playing music and staying happy.

  • Calendar

    September 10, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 10 - 16, 1998

  • News

    July 30, 1998
  • Music

    July 23, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 30 - May 6, 1998

  • Music

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    The Gospel According to Ben Harper

    A gifted performer reveals how to become a better musician: Work at it.

  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    Fiddling About

    The Fiddlin' Foresters are at home on the range.

  • Music

    August 22, 1996
  • Music

    August 8, 1996
  • Calendar

    August 1, 1996
  • Calendar

    February 14, 1996
  • Music

    August 17, 1994
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