Fourth and Long
I live in the belly of the beast, Denver's hottest restaurant neighborhood: Lower Highland, or LoHi, as developers have dubbed it. (In response, I refer to my particular block as SoLola -- south of Lola.) And with the news that Tavern Hospitality Group plans to put a Tavern LoHi here, the area isn'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 >>
Live From Ebbets Field Vol. 4
One of the finest blues players to come of out of these parts, Otis Taylor has won blues album of the year awards from Downbeat for four of his albums, and he's jammed with Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and many other legendary players. Over the years, he's mastered a sparse and hypno ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Peter Lee T Model Ford is sweet tea spiked with moonshine -- something simple and sweet but with a hell of a kick. In the late 1990s Fat Possum Records discovered him and put out his first album, Pee-Wee Get Your Gun. Since then, he's recorded five more albums, including his latest, I'm a La ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Muddys proprietor Bill Stevens tells all.
Cadillac Records can't handle the truth
Pinetop Perkins is among the last survivors from the classic era of the blues.
Richard Engel transforms a Stapleton bar into a live-music venue.
From the week of 7/26/2007
Fast reviews of recent releases
Nothing scarier, wilder or more attractive to JJ Grey than a strong woman.
This blues revisionist insists that the genre must progress or die out.
Thursday, May 25, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Street's Disciple (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do.
Thursday, May 13, Soiled Dove, 303-299-0100
Suzan-Lori Parks speaks in many voices
Colorado Ballet's Don Quixote rides again
Guajiro natural (Lideres)
The Last Waltz (Warner Bros./Rhino)
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Pinetop Perkins can't return to his blues roots -- because he never left them.
Meet harpist Junior Wells--and the woman who keeps him in line.
The rise, fall and rise of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.