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  • Otis Taylor’s Trance Blues Festival enlists banjo legend Tony Trischka

    Otis Taylor’s Trance Blues Festival enlists banjo legend Tony Trischka

    By Quentin Young Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in roots and bluegrass music. The Grammy-nominated artist has been at the forefront of the instrument starting in the mid-1960s and has worked with many of the top names in bluegrass, including Bela Fleck, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Tony Rice and the all-time banjo master himself, Earl Scruggs. Trischka is a past International Bluegrass Music Association banjo player of the year, and he is at least partly […]

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  • Electronic lineup featuring Porter Robinson excites Colorado promoters

    Electronic lineup featuring Porter Robinson excites Colorado promoters

    By Sonia Amodeo Friday night on campus, the beats — and probably various beasts — will electrify the Balch Fieldhouse. Program Council, CU-Boulder’s student-run group that books most campus entertainment, is hosting an electronic-filled Haunted Fest Friday night at 8. Porter Robinson is set to headline, supported by an impressive lineup including Minnesota, Exmag, Sound Remedy and Boulder’s Ananda. Program Council has hosted huge-name concerts in the past at Balch Fieldhouse (like Chance the Rapper, Modest Mouse, Macklemore and Ryan […]

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  • Waxahatchee’s modern sound comes from old-school inspirations

    Waxahatchee’s modern sound comes from old-school inspirations

    By Chrissie Dickinson Chicago Tribune (TNS) Waxahatchee is the music project of Katie Crutchfield. When it comes to her biggest inspirations, the Alabama-born singer-songwriter is quick to acknowledge an iconic female artist of an earlier generation. “Joni Mitchell is one of my all-time favorites and biggest heroes,” Crutchfield says on the phone from her current home in Philadelphia. “I actually have a weird shrine to her on my bedroom wall that I’m staring at right now.” It’s no surprise that […]

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  • Oak Ridge Boys, the Browns inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    Oak Ridge Boys, the Browns inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The sound of voices in sync filled the air as two of country music’s greatest vocal harmony groups, the Oak Ridge Boys and the Browns, along with the late gifted guitarist Grady Martin were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday night. On hand to honor the 2015 inductees were Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill and Marty Stuart with performances of hits like “Elvira,” “The […]

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  • Internationally renowned singer John Grant hoping for ‘joyous return’ to Colorado

    Internationally renowned singer John Grant hoping for ‘joyous return’ to Colorado

    By Quentin Young When John Grant last played a show in the Denver area, his life was falling apart in pretty much every way. Now he’s returning, and the personal and professional success he’s claimed in the intervening years is almost miraculous. A Michigan native who grew up from age 12 in Englewood and Parker, Grant was the frontman of The Czars, a moody Denver rock band that enjoyed mild success until it ran aground about 2004. His off-stage self […]

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  • Don Henley dishes on Colorado past, new album, state of country music

    Don Henley dishes on Colorado past, new album, state of country music

    By John Wenzel HeyReverb.com Don Henley’s Colorado history isn’t quite as thick as the one with his home state of Texas, which animates his new album and first solo effort in 15 years, “Cass County.” But given Henley’s relationship with AEG Live Rocky Mountains president Chuck Morris, who booked his first Boulder gigs more than four decades ago and brings Henley back for a concert at Denver’s Bellco Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 13, it’s a history that continues to this […]

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