• Fierce Bad Rabbit perform "Living Asleep" in Second Story Garage.

    Second Story Garage: Fierce Bad Rabbit

    Fierce Bad Rabbit perform “Living Asleep” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The 1906 Beatrix Potter book “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” is about a rabbit who, well, is fierce and bad. He steals a carrot and gets his tail shot off. It’s a strange little story, but it provided a Fort Collins indie folk-rock group with one of the best band names around. And the name’s not wasted. Fierce Bad Rabbit is among the pool of […]

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  • Second Story Garage: A tribute to great songwriting

    Second Story Garage: A tribute to great songwriting

    The annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado, is all about songcraft. Its tagline is “summit of the song.” The 2014 Folks Festival takes place Aug. 15-17, and it features some of the great songwriters of our time — Randy Newman, Ani DiFranco, Josh Ritter and Greg Brown, among others. Newman alone, through studio work and movie soundtracks, has contributed incalculably to the contemporary song scene, and DiFranco is single-handedly responsible for a whole sub-genre of […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Town Mountain

    Second Story Garage: Town Mountain

    Town Mountain perform “Long Time Comin’ ” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Town Mountain came through the Boulder area last month to play RockyGrass, one of the most prestigious annual bluegrass gigs in the nation. nation. A day before they took the festival stage, they swung by the Garage. Town Mountain’s music owes as much to Hank Williams as it does to Bill Monroe. It’s got a honky-tonk edge to it that comes especially from singer Robert Greer’s […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Boy & Bear

    Second Story Garage:
    Boy & Bear

    Boy & Bear perform “Southern Sun” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and we got them into […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Ash Grunwald

    Second Story Garage: Ash Grunwald

    Ash Grunwald performs “Just Be Yourself” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Ash Grunwald is from Australia, but American blues is in his soul. Like the best of the Delta bluesmen, he goes for a spare, penetrating sound that’s universally understood, and we felt as if we knew just what he was saying when he ripped it up in the studio. Grunwald accompanies himself on drums, which he plays with his feet. It’s not a gimmicky thing. It’s a […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Jaden Carlson Band

    Second Story Garage: Jaden Carlson Band

    Jaden Carlson Band perform “Church of Hard Knocks” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Jaden Carlson, at 13, has to be one of the youngest performers ever to headline the Fox Theatre in Boulder. Musicians from all over the country aspire to step onto the Fox stage, and Carlson’s gig at the Fox on July 12 is all the more meaningful since it’s a hometown venue. The Boulder guitarist first came to Second Story Garage in 2012 with a […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Taarka

    Second Story Garage:
    Taarka

    Taarka perform “The Moon Song” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colo.   Enion and David Pelta-Tiller are the type of artists who are so immersed in their musical community that they seem to know everyone. And they’re the type of artists with whom everyone seems to have played at one time or another. Plus they play this indie-gypsy-folk-Americana kind of music with strange instruments — 5-string violin, guitar-sized mandolin — so we had to get them into the Garage […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Quentin’s tip of the hat to …

    Second Story Garage: Quentin’s tip of the hat to …

    Entertainers often don certain articles of clothing to set them apart a little, to reflect their role as an artist, to serve as a costume, freak flag, badge or attention-getter. In the music world, a lot of performers wear hats. Many of the artists we’ve hosted in Second Story Garage come to the studio wearing headgear, so we’ve seen all kinds of hats. Grant Farm even donated a hat to the Garage. Because Second Story Garage is as much a […]

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  • Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons kicks off its 24th year in style

    Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons kicks off its 24th year in style

    The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival is back. “We finally got the (main) stage tied into the town electricity at 6:30 last night,” Planet Bluegrass spokesman Brian Eyster said Friday. “So, we turned the generator off and hopefully, that’ll be the last time a generator runs the Planet Bluegrass stage for a long time.” That generator is what powered RockyGrass three weeks ago, Planet Bluegrass’s first festival since being nailed by the St. Vrain River in last September’s flood. Literally, a […]

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  • Remembering Boulder’s fab time with The Beatles

    Remembering Boulder’s fab time with The Beatles

    By Carol Taylor For the Daily Camera In the summer of 1964, The Beatles performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. It was the sixth stop on the band’s first American tour. They stepped off the chartered airplane at Stapleton Airport to a mob of 5,000 screaming teenagers, the Denver Police later estimated. Thousands more hysterical fans greeted the foursome at The Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver. Kathryn Keller, a Boulder resident and member of the Colorado Music Hall […]

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  • Willie Nelson’s daughter headlines Longmont’s Festival on Main

    Willie Nelson’s daughter headlines Longmont’s Festival on Main

    By Quentin Young Paula Nelson grew up in a musical household. It wasn’t just any household, though. Famous performers such as her father, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings, whom she knew as Uncle Waylon, occupied it. Paula Nelson became a touring musician herself, and she recently returned to her artistic beginnings in “Under The Influence,” an album, released at the beginning of the year, that features Nelson covering the artists who influenced her. “I grew up with so many great […]

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  • Fierce Bad Rabbit sit down to chat with Quentin Young in Second Story Garage.

    Fierce Bad Rabbit chat with Sam Goldner

    Fierce Bad Rabbit sit down to chat with guest host Sam Goldner at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The 1906 Beatrix Potter book “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” is about a rabbit who, well, is fierce and bad. He steals a carrot and gets his tail shot off. It’s a strange little story, but it provided a Fort Collins indie folk-rock group with one of the best band names around. And the name’s not wasted. Fierce Bad […]

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  • Town Mountain chat with Quentin Young

    Town Mountain chat with Quentin Young

    Town Mountain sit down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Town Mountain came through the Boulder area last month to play RockyGrass, one of the most prestigious annual bluegrass gigs in the nation. nation. A day before they took the festival stage, they swung by the Garage. Town Mountain’s music owes as much to Hank Williams as it does to Bill Monroe. It’s got a honky-tonk edge to it that comes especially from singer […]

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  • Boy & Bear chat with Quentin Young

    Boy & Bear chat with Quentin Young

    Boy & Bear sit down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and […]

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  • Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons kicks off its 24th year in style

    Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons kicks off its 24th year in style

    The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival is back. “We finally got the (main) stage tied into the town electricity at 6:30 last night,” Planet Bluegrass spokesman Brian Eyster said Friday. “So, we turned the generator off and hopefully, that’ll be the last time a generator runs the Planet Bluegrass stage for a long time.” That generator is what powered RockyGrass three weeks ago, Planet Bluegrass’s first festival since being nailed by the St. Vrain River in last September’s flood. Literally, a […]

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  • Folks Festival is next step in Planet Bluegrass’ recovery

    Folks Festival is next step in Planet Bluegrass’ recovery

    By Quentin Young Planet Bluegrass is around the bend. The concert producer succeeded in getting its Lyons ranch in shape for the summer season, and the RockyGrass bluegrass festival last month was a milestone. Crews have worked on recovery nearly nonstop since the Planet, located on the banks of the St. Vrain River, was sunk in floodwaters last September. The sold-out RockyGrass was the first big test of those efforts. “It felt kind of triumphant,” spokesman Brian Eyster said. “It […]

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  • Lyons fiddler Enion Pelta-Tilller and friends play as part of the special Watergirls gospel hour July 27, 2014 at Rockygrass. (Photo by Hans Lehndorff)

    PBS Newshour profiles Rockygrass, Lyons recovery tonight

    Note: PBS Newshour was on hand all weekend at Rockygrass to record the recovery of the town and the place. The feature airs tonight (Thursday, July 31) on the PBS Newshour. To hear a song performed Sunday morning at Rockygrass: pbs.org/newshour/art/homeless-musicians-perform-smile-rockygrass-music-festival/

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Latest Music Videos

  • Fierce Bad Rabbit perform "Do You Want Me Now?" in Second Story Garage.

    Fierce Bad Rabbit perform ‘Do You Want Me Now?’

    Fierce Bad Rabbit perform “Do You Want Me Now?” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The 1906 Beatrix Potter book “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” is about a rabbit who, well, is fierce and bad. He steals a carrot and gets his tail shot off. It’s a strange little story, but it provided a Fort Collins indie folk-rock group with one of the best band names around. And the name’s not wasted. Fierce Bad Rabbit is among […]

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  • Fierce Bad Rabbit perform "Crystal Ball" in Second Story Garage.

    Fierce Bad Rabbit perform ‘Crystal Ball’

    Fierce Bad Rabbit perform “Crystal Ball” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The 1906 Beatrix Potter book “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” is about a rabbit who, well, is fierce and bad. He steals a carrot and gets his tail shot off. It’s a strange little story, but it provided a Fort Collins indie folk-rock group with one of the best band names around. And the name’s not wasted. Fierce Bad Rabbit is among the pool of […]

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  • Town Mountain perform “Whiskey With Tears”

    Town Mountain perform “Whiskey With Tears”

    Town Mountain perform “Whiskey With Tears” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Town Mountain came through the Boulder area last month to play RockyGrass, one of the most prestigious annual bluegrass gigs in the nation. nation. A day before they took the festival stage, they swung by the Garage. Town Mountain’s music owes as much to Hank Williams as it does to Bill Monroe. It’s got a honky-tonk edge to it that comes especially from singer Robert Greer’s voice. […]

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  • Town Mountain perform ‘Tick on a Dog’

    Town Mountain perform ‘Tick on a Dog’

    Town Mountain perform “Tick on a Dog” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Town Mountain came through the Boulder area last month to play RockyGrass, one of the most prestigious annual bluegrass gigs in the nation. nation. A day before they took the festival stage, they swung by the Garage. Town Mountain’s music owes as much to Hank Williams as it does to Bill Monroe. It’s got a honky-tonk edge to it that comes especially from singer Robert Greer’s […]

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  • Boy & Bear perform ‘Three Headed Woman’

    Boy & Bear perform ‘Three Headed Woman’

    Boy & Bear perform “Three Headed Woman” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and we got them […]

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  • Boy & Bear perform ‘Old Town Blues’

    Boy & Bear perform ‘Old Town Blues’

    Boy & Bear perform “Old Town Blues” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and we got them […]

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