Music

Shakedown Street is sticking around

My old buddy Len from Virginia called me on Derby Day last week. Len’s not really a horse racing enthusiast, but he calls me...

The Infamous Stringdusters push themselves and the genre

The Infamous Stringdusters’ website includes what might seem like a bold statement from the group. It says simply: “The Future of Bluegrass.” In talking to...

The young eTown troubadours

The doors to eTown Hall might be closed on a gloomy weekday afternoon, but while the stage is vacant and the curtains are drawn,...

Missy Raines is thundering into Boulder

As a kid in the 1970s, Missy Raines didn’t have a lot of female bluegrass role models. “I come from a genre that, up until...

Boulder Phil to help produce a ‘masterpiece’

J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is at least three different works. It is a sacred work, written and performed in Bach’s lifetime as part of...

Robert Olson’s last concert as music director

Robert Olson has changed the Longmont Symphony, and the Longmont Symphony has changed him. “I’m very, very proud of what we’ve done over three decades,”...

Anders Osborne is still trying to figure it all out

It was mid afternoon on Good Friday here and in Dallas, Texas when we caught up to Anders Osborne on tour, hangin’ out behind...

For King & Country are on an upward trajectory

A quick look at the tour itinerary of For King & Country is a good indication of how quickly this sibling duo of Luke...

Steve Hackett’s day job

Even among its most ardently faithful adherents, there’s little dispute that the glory days of progressive rock — at least relative to its commercial...

Marco Benevento’s vision quest

Marco Benevento lives in Woodstock, New York, with his wife and kids, some farm animals, and Fred Short. Well, to be precise, Fred isn’t exactly...

A rock ‘n’ roll night of Baroque

Zachary Carrettin talks rock ‘n’ roll, but you won’t recognize most of the composers. The artistic director of the Boulder Bach Festival, Carrettin has put...

Giving Eugene Hütz a headache

I thought my plan was clever — get Eugene Hütz on the phone and ask him about global politics. The ringleader of the gypsy punk...
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