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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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  • Johnny Ray Allen, founding member of the subdudes, dead at 56

    Johnny Ray Allen, founding member of the subdudes, dead at 56

    Johnny Ray Allen, a founding member of the subdudes, a Louisiana band that spent its formative years playing the Boulder-Fort Collins-Denver music scene, died at his home in New Orleans on Friday, Aug. 8. Allen’s wife, Martha Reggett Allen, told The Times-Picayune of New Orleans her husband was found dead of unknown causes. She told the newspaper he had a heart condition and that an autopsy was scheduled for Monday. Results are pending. The subdudes are scheduled to play three […]

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  • Celebrate Fort Collins’ 150th birthday at Bohemian Nights

    Celebrate Fort Collins’ 150th birthday at Bohemian Nights

    By James Garcia Enthusiasm is running high in Fort Collins, which is enjoying its 150th year. And Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, which was created as a tribute to Fort Collins, is celebrating its 10th birthday, as well. “This year is significant. NewWestFest was developed as a nod to Fort Collins’ birthday, and we’re 150 years old this year, which is pretty exciting,” said Peggy Lyle, event/entertainment director with Downtown Fort Collins Business Association. Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, scheduled for Aug. […]

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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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  • 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. 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 ‘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. 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. The […]

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