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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Sam From Big Sam’s Funky Nation

07/09/14 | By | 1,897 views More
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Sam From Big Sam’s Funky Nation

One of New Orleans’ premier trombone players, Big Sam also sings his guts out and can bust some serious moves on command.

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R&R | The Regional Rundown: What to Catch on the Western Slope This Week

07/09/14 | By | 904 views More
R&R | The Regional Rundown: What to Catch on the Western Slope This Week

The band has conquered all the hot venues on the Front Range, and are now setting their sights West with a 5 date run that includes Durango, Carbondale, Crested Butte, Aspen and Georgetown.

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R&R | One-On-One with John Cranford of Cranford Hollow

06/30/14 | By | 1,454 views More
R&R | One-On-One with John Cranford of Cranford Hollow

In preparation for the show frontman John Cranford connects with us while on tour, and catches us up on what the band has been up to.

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Flash Cadillac Hits Sunset Stage in Mountain Village

06/25/14 | By | 1,373 views More

The Cadillac dream comes alive at the Sunset Concert Series in Mountain Village on June 25.

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R&R | Beach Music Washes Up In Telluride

06/25/14 | By | 1,230 views More
R&R | Beach Music Washes Up In Telluride

Simplified’s hit “Wake ‘n Bake” earned them a title as being one of the highest rated independent bands on Pandora Radio.

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R&R | One-on-One with Nicki Bluhm

06/18/14 | By | 990 views More
R&R | One-on-One with Nicki Bluhm

Nicki Bluhm has an affinity for winning fans over on festival stages with her beautiful, soul-inspired vocals that seem to have no range limit. The admiration fans feel for her is similar her own early admiration for her now-husband, Tim Bluhm. She would go see his band The Mother Hips perform live; and, husband and […]

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R&R | PDX Lo-Fi Rock Darlings Wild Ones Settle in Telluride for a Night

06/13/14 | By | 348 views More
R&R | PDX Lo-Fi Rock Darlings Wild Ones Settle in Telluride for a Night

Portland band Wild Ones combines 90s alternative with modern pop rock at The Moon.

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R&R | Telluride Blues & Brews Release Late Night Juke Joint Schedule

06/11/14 | By | 898 views More
R&R | Telluride Blues & Brews Release Late Night Juke Joint Schedule

SBG Productions has released the late night schedule for the 21st Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Juke Joint shows. Music starts on Thursday night with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers headlining the Bal de Maison. From there highlights include newcomer Bombino on Friday in the brand new Pavilion venue, and intimate experiences with Black […]

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R&R | Everything Is Different Aboard the Durango Blues Train

06/05/14 | By | 435 views More
R&R | Everything Is Different Aboard the Durango Blues Train

The Durango Blues Train stays on track as one of the must-do events of the year with its fourth installment.

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R&R | The Best Moments From The 2014 Durango Blues Train

06/02/14 | By | 801 views More
R&R | The Best Moments From The 2014 Durango Blues Train

The 4th Annual Durango Blues Train took place this past weekend on May 30th and 31st aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train in Durango, Colorado. The two night event featured four full bands and six solo performers, including the likes of Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Sugar Thieves, Kipori Woods, and Gino […]

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R&R | Next Up? Spafford to Enter Telluride Jamband Proving Grounds

05/29/14 | By | 753 views More
R&R | Next Up? Spafford to Enter Telluride Jamband Proving Grounds

Will Arizona-based jamband Spafford’s first appearance in Telluride make waves? Adam Smith waxes rhapsodic.

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R&R | The Next Generation of Dublin Rock Comes To Telluride

05/22/14 | By | 730 views More
R&R | The Next Generation of Dublin Rock Comes To Telluride

Little Green Cars travel from Dublin to the Western Slope, and the Fox Street All Stars make their first appearance in Telluride.

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R&R | Sheridan Arts Foundation Announce Lake Street Dive, Jeff Austin and More

05/21/14 | By | 821 views More
R&R | Sheridan Arts Foundation Announce Lake Street Dive, Jeff Austin and More

While the Summer music calendar is already starting to fill up nicely, the Sheridan Arts Foundation has dropped some of their show dates extending from now until next year. Here is a run down of what they have to offer for now: Jimmy Cliff will headline the Telluride Conference Center on Wednesday, July 30th. The […]

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R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

04/23/14 | By | 369 views More
R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

The arbitrary annual holiday known as 4/20, includes almost every musician and the like-minded fans who flock to see them.

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