Music

Dirt-on-the-ground type of journey

Bruce Cockburn’s last album, Small Source of Comfort, came out six years ago. But Cockburn had good reasons to back up his absence; he...

Suffering a success

Sitting in Tom Wasinger’s studio, surrounded by tens of thousands of dollars of guitars and other stringed delights, his three Grammys gathering dust on...

Cirque de la Symphonie makes fourth appearance with Boulder Phil

The circus is coming back to town, and this time they’re bringing a fiddler. The circus is the acrobatic troupe Cirque de la Symphonie, returning...

Under the cover of pop

Sometime in 2016, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar found out that the original name for “The Wild  Ones,” a song from English rock band Suede’s 1994...

Eric Johnson: Now and then

Depending on who you ask and what day you ask it, having that One Monster Hit is either a blessing or a boat anchor...

Altius Quartet returns to CU

The Altius Quartet is on the move. Formerly quartet-in-residence with CU’s esteemed Takács Quartet, Altius has found themselves very busy, building their already-blossoming career. Since...

Boulder Phil: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns

The first time Simone Dinnerstein attended a concert alone she was 12, and she heard music by Philip Glass. Dinnerstein has since become an internationally...

Hot Rize Plus

Long before Hot Rize played its first official notes on Jan. 18, 1978 at Boulder’s Hungry Farmer Restaurant, the band already had a name....

The real Joe Satriani

Guitar great Joe Satriani remembers a random encounter he had with the late comedian Robin Williams that illustrates, at least to an extent, a...

Greensky Bluegrass: All grown up

Maturity is a term some musicians prefer not to see associated with themselves or their bands. After all, music is considered a young person’s...

Not another Anita Baker

It’s fine to call Ruthie Foster a blues artist. She only has seven Blues Music Awards sitting on the shelf at home and has...

Bahman Saless and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra celebrate all the holidays

Conductor Bahman Saless and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra (BCO) have a couple of holiday traditions. Every year they honor the December holidays as ecumenically as...
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