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Nine months after the worst flood in Colorado history, the musicians of Lyons are ready for a comeback

Nine months ago, the worst flood in Colorado's history had a particularly devastating impact on Lyons and its surprisingly robust music scene. The town owes its artistic revolution in part to Planet Bluegrass, which hosts two of the state's three major music festivals on a twenty-acre ranch in Lyons. In this week's cover story, Kiernan Maletsky explains how the flood impacted both Planet Bluegrass and Lyons in general, and how they've both worked to recover.
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Kiernan Maletsky is Westword's music editor. His writing has appeared in alt-weeklies around the country as well as Miley Cyrus's mom's Twitter feed.
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