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Thursday, October 11,2012

Tommy Castro faces a midlife crisis

Blues singer and guitarist pares down the sound

By Dave Kirby
For a guy who plays the Blues Cruise once or twice a year and festivals around the nation, even taking his blues/soul gig to Europe (he has a date in Paris later this month), Boulder nonetheless holds a special place in his itinerary.
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Thursday, August 23,2012

NedFest reboots

One-time volunteers split up Mike Torpie's job among six people and move on

By Dave Kirby
In most of the real world, festivals are typically mini-businesses pieced together by committee, but NedFest was always Michigan MikeĀ“s baby.
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Thursday, August 9,2012

Laurie Morvan burns in blue

Guitarist is part axe-slinger, part electrical engineer

By Dave Kirby
California blues guitarist Laurie Morvan and her band are in that place right now where they draw two-paragraph mentions in local newspapers, generous but usually short features, CD reviews in small-circ blues magazines, and generally positive festival appearance reviews.
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Thursday, August 2,2012

Stomp that thang

West Water Outlaws carry Boulder’s blues-rock torch

By Dave Kirby
Blake Rooker, lead singer and guitarist from the Boulder-based West Water Outlaws, responds a little cautiously when we press him to share some highlights from the band’s recent swing through the steamy Southeast, a sure sign that the big noise/big beat blues-rock quartet was probably doing the dive-bar mini-tour thing right.
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Thursday, July 26,2012

All about Herbie

Joey Porter is reminded that funk is the gift that keeps on giving

By Dave Kirby
Keyboardist Joey Porter remembers the first time he encountered Herbie Hancock — or, to be more precise, the first time he mainlined Hancock’s feral funk stylings after the pianist had left Miles Davis’ legendary quintet in 1968.
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Thursday, July 26,2012

RockyGrass turns 40

By Dave Kirby
For a lot of us, turning the odometer over at one of those zero years can be a soul-scraping experience. But at the 40-year mark, RockyGrass is blowing out its candles with a serene and confident grin.
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Thursday, July 5,2012

Cheese in threes

String Cheese Incident brings trio of live shows to Red Rocks

By Dave Kirby
When String Cheese Incident announced their summer tour plans a few months back, it was hard not to notice all the three-nighters they had on the bill. Red Rocks Amphitheatre (of course), Horning’s Hideout, Electric Forest. SCI has landed and kept itself near the top of the jam-madness world long enough to sustain these nearly stretch-weekend sieges, and just about any working franchise prowling the interstate highways these days would mortgage its soul to have that luxury, but we asked keys player Kyle Hollingsworth how the band approached these gigs.
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Thursday, June 21,2012

Channeling John

Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell tackles the mighty task of covering the famous Beatle

By Dave Kirby
For many years now, Bill Frisell has made high art of murmur, teasing and coaxing jazz standards and weather-hewn Americana not so much as a master interpreter by way of statement, but more often as a pilgrim by way of inquiry.
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Thursday, June 14,2012

Never die

Through tragedy, My Evil Twin soldiers on

By Dave Kirby
“My Evil Twin has played a lot of places that were, like, the last time they were ever open,” he reflects with a hint of sideways and bemused pride. “We closed the place. … It used to be the Hoffbrau, whatever it was before then. Up in Table Mesa. I can’t remember. I think it’s a hardware store now [Liberty Hardware]. And there was a place down the road from there, near the Tantra Apartments, it used to be a pizza place. And The Cricket. I think we closed that one, too.
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Thursday, May 31,2012

Substance over style

Trace Bundy doesn’t let technique overshadow melody

By Dave Kirby
Trace Bundy’s evolution from capo-slinging, small-stage local hero (endearingly tagged as “the acoustic ninja” by his Boulder-area fans) to Internet sensation and international soloist has landed the acoustic guitarist in an enviably comfortable place — a well-defined and arrestingly honed technique, a relaxed and technically curious approach to songwriting and a core audience willing to follow his instrumental meditations more or less anywhere.
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