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Thursday, April 2,2015

Stepping stones

With her new album, Nora Jane Struthers talks new changes in her life and music

By Amanda Moutinho
While she grew up in New Jersey, Struthers developed a love for folk and bluegrass music, partly due to her banjo-playing dad. She picked up at the acoustic guitar at 14, and she and her dad would sing songs from bands like the Louvin Brothers and the Blue Sky Boys.
Thursday, March 26,2015


Just in time for spring, Colorado’s own Taarka is back with a new album Making Tracks Home. Taarka’s sound is filled with a variety of different string instruments laying a foundation for vocals from husbandand-wife duo David and Enion Pelta- Tiller.
Thursday, March 26,2015


Ellis is kicking off the return of the Wildflower Concert Series on Friday night. If you haven’t seen her previously, now is your chance to catch her powerful and fun-loving show at the most beautiful and intimate venue in the county.
Thursday, March 26,2015

Music for movement, and movement to music

Boulder Bach Festival and 3rd Law Dance/Theater collaborate on ‘Bach UnCaged’

By Peter Alexander
The Boulder Bach Festival will reprise its highly successful 2014 partnership with 3rd Law Dance/Theater with a new work that combines the music of J.S. Bach with iconoclastic 20th-century American composer John Cage.
Thursday, March 26,2015

Mother of reinvention

Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes’ latest incarnation

By Kyle Eustice
While he was growing up in Athens, Georgia, nobody in Kevin Barnes’ immediate family played music. They had a piano in the house and his sisters took piano lessons briefly, but his parents never listened to music unless they were in the car. Fortunately, the Of Montreal mastermind had some uncles and cousins who played music.
Friday, March 20,2015


Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath on remixes and a booming career in multiple bands

By Adam Perry
The loveable electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso, based in North Carolina and featuring talented young Mountain Man singer Amelia Meath, plays the Gothic Theatre in Denver on Saturday night. The sh
Thursday, March 19,2015


Fifty years ago, America forever changed by ushering in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Among other things, the time bred a rich history of music and a reawakening of spirituals from the enslaved Africans of America in the 18th and 19th centuries. The songs went on to breathe life in to the civil rights movement and inspire revolution.
Thursday, March 19,2015

All in the balance

Ani DiFranco says kids brought a balance to her battle for peace and social justice

By L. Kent Wolgamott
“Relationship, family — the last two years of my life has been a lot of family. … Having kids has affected me,” DiFranco said. “It’s not in that classic way — ‘Now I need to worry about the future, environmental apocalypse, whoa, eternal warfare, whoa.’ I was always on that tip.
Thursday, March 12,2015

Silent film and oratorio comprise Pro Musica Colorado program

By Peter Alexander
Friday, March 13 in St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, and Saturday, March 14 in First United Methodist Church, Boulder. Soloists appearing with Pro Musica and the St. John’s Cathedral Choir will be soprano Ashley Hoffman, alto Marjorie Bunday, tenor Steven Soph and bass David Farwig.
Thursday, March 12,2015

Mixing up more than a few tapes

After 20 years, Martin Sexton still loves doing it his way on stage

By Alan Sculley
Any list of hardest-working musicians should include the name Martin Sexton. He’s released 10 full-length studio albums over a 20-year career, and has maintained a relentless touring schedule that commonly finds him on the road for a year or more with the touring cycle for each release.