In 1962, husband and wife Frank and Barbara Finn purchased the old Bluebird Lodge and its dining hall, nestled in the mining town of Gold Hill (ten miles west of Boulder, up Sunshine Canyon). The couple turned the almost-century-old spot -- now known collectively as the Gold Hill Inn -- into a gourm ... More >>
David Bromberg's eclectic musical expertise is rooted in the sounds of America. Since the 1960s, the singer and guitarist has drawn from a palette of influences, from bluegrass to ragtime, from country blues to New Orleans jazz. Taking lessons from the legendary Reverend Gary Davis as a Columbia stu ... More >>
The Pretenders visit the Paramount Theater Feb. 24. The Paramount Theatre announced some stellar shows this week, including the Pretenders show on February 24 and jazz heavyweights Chick Corea and John McLaughlin teaming up with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Vinny Colaiuta on March 25. ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
Nick Forster gives an appreciative nod to the pioneering music of Bob Wills.
Nickel Creek's Chris Thile spanks country radio and bluegrass nazis. Consider it tough love.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
The tent goes up at CityLights and so do the expectations.
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.
Boulder's KGNU finds a way to survive in the cutthroat radio world.
Music From Rancho deVille breathes new life into Charles Sawtelles legacy.
(E-Squared, LLC/Artemis Records)
May 20 - 26, 1999
The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.
Multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid proves that acoustic folk doesn't have to be boring.
Robert Earl Keen won't dumb down his music for country consumption.
Why Nineties hippies are discovering mandolinist Sam Bush.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo