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Thursday, August 13,2015


Robert Cray has lived a life of the blues, with more than 40 years of experience as a Grammy Award-winning guitarist. A member of the Blues Hall of Fame, Cray has shared the stage and recording booth with rock legends such as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards.
Thursday, August 13,2015

The jukebox of Lafayette

Nissi’s gets a facelift

By Amanda Moutinho
With a quick glance at the Nissi’s stage, one would think the pompadour wearin’, low voiced, gold jacketed, hip swingin’ singer was Elvis Presley himself. Upon closer inspection and a realization that it’s 2015, you’d notice the crooner was in fact Shelvis and her band the Roustabouts.
Thursday, August 13,2015


Shindell 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers 5:30 p.m. to 6:45pm — Martin Sexton 7:00 p.m. to 8:30pm — Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin 9:00 p.m. to 10:30pm — Jason Isbell.
Thursday, August 13,2015

Celebrating a quarter century of fun and music at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

By Joel Dyer
It’s hard to believe that the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival is celebrating its 25th year on Friday, August 14. I know I should be happy for the nice people at Planet Bluegrass. After all, they started this celebration of great music and songwriting from scratch and have now grown it into one of the nation’s most beloved festivals.
Thursday, August 6,2015


Hailing from New York state, Donna the Buffalo is a musical group who tabs themselves as purveyors of “Original American Dance Music.” For over 25 years, the group has combined genres from across the American musical landscape, like folk and zydeco, into a roots sound that will get your feet tapping in no time flat.
Thursday, August 6,2015

The tribal music of our time

South American duo Lulacruza explore the intersection of folk music and electronica

By Caitlin Rockett
Anthropologists debate the exact reason why humans created music — Darwin believed music was produced as sexual enticement; others say it was a way to strengthen the bonds of a community. But the origin of music feels inconsequential when we find ourselves in its inimitable embrace — when we turn on the radio and a song sends us into a momentary temporal flux; when we feel inexplicably linked to the stranger next to us at a concert; when a rhythm moves us seemingly against our will.
Thursday, August 6,2015

The final note

As the summer draws to its end, CMF offers one last weekend of music

By Peter Alexander
The days are growing ever so slightly shorter. Summer is turning toward fall, and the 2015 Colorado Music Festival (CMF) is at its final weekend. The closing events offer a microcosm of what has been a fascinating season, revealing the personality of new music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni. As over the whole season, there will be both American and French music, there will be familiar and refreshingly unfamiliar pieces and there will be a celebration of the human voice.
Thursday, August 6,2015

Arise, children!

Arise Festival producer Paul Bassis wants to entertain you, inspire you and surprise you, but he’s not ready to call his event ‘transformational’

By Dave Kirby
Eh, I’ll ignore that,” says Paul Bassis, casting off a cellphone call halfway through a lengthy conversation about the Arise Festival with Boulder Weekly last week. One of those if-it’s-important-they’ll-call-back moments; whoever it was, we presume they did. Bassis was eerily relaxed a mere handful of days before his Arise Festival stages its third annual event at the Sunrise Ranch this weekend, just west of Loveland.
Thursday, July 30,2015


Esperanza Spalding’s upright bass is bigger than she is, but that doesn’t stop her from bringing the house down when she plays her jazz tunes on it.
Thursday, July 30,2015


Who says you can’t enjoy the finer things and laugh at the same time? With “A Little Nightmare Music,” Aleksey Igudesman and Huyng-ki Joo have put together a show that combines physical comedy, popular culture and classical music in an entertaining performance rife with laughs and unexpected turns.