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Author Archive: Adam Smith
Famed saxophonist Jeff Coffin brings education and side project to Wright Opera HouseAlthough the center of their name is a proper genre identifier for one of many facets that define their sound, the Chicago Afrobeat Project is also well versed in the established arts of retro ‘70s funk, conscious hip-hop and tasteful rock. Their latest […]
The Telluride debut of progressive bluegrass band Lil SmokiesWhen the news broke that mandolinist Jeff Austin was departing from the Yonder Mountain String Band last year, it was a shocking blow to the bluegrass music scene. The charismatic frontman can be held responsible for enlisting an army of young string music fans drawn to the […]
The 40 Akerz Tour brings The Nappy Roots back to Telluride The last six months have been a tireless routine of jumping in and out of the studio for roots and Americana singer/songwriter Tony Furtado. The self-produced, all original material being recorded will result in The Bell, an anticipated creative effort that is being described […]
From Christmas to New Years, everything you need to know Best known for his role as the frontman of renowned Southern rock band the Black Crowes, guitarist Chris Robinson has made a career of toeing the line between the stardom that comes with chart-topping, platinum-selling success and maintaining cool presence in the once counter-cultured festival […]
From Christmas to New Years, everything you need to know Trombone Shorty, Peter Yarrow and Justin Towne Earle included in the holiday concerts in Telluride this year There are few honors greater for a New Orleans musician than playing the main stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on the Sunday that closes […]
Charismatic Meyers returns to Telluride with her own band Most likely named after the 1960s Akira Kurosawa film about a clever ronin that comes to a town divided by competing criminal gangs, Yojimbo is a band that conducts punk rock energy while dabbling with experimental pop-driven melodies. At least that is the simplest way of […]
Aliver Hall calls Ohio home, specifically an arts-and entertainment-charged small town on the Cuyahoga River named Kent, but touring through Colorado has become a regular thing for the jam rock quartet. Getting their start on the Buckeye State’s competitive festival scene was a catalyst for the band to become a nationally touring act with the […]
They made their acclaimed Telluride debut at The Ride Festival over the summer, and were quickly invited to return in September for a headlining show at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Both performances made an impression during the height of a saturated music season, and on Friday night the Denver-based rock ‘n’ roll […]
TELLURIDE Free Ice Skating Party with Soul Atomic, Saturday, Dec. 13, Mountain Village Ice Rink, 7-9 p.m. Telluride Rock ‘n’ Roll Academy Student Concert, Saturday, Dec. 13, Sheridan Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sat., Dec. 27, Sheridan Opera House, 8:30 p.m., $68/$100 Wyonna and the Big Noise, Wed., Dec. 31, Sheridan […]
Matisyahu is set to return to Telluride with new songs from his 2014 release Akeda.
Austin’s latest rock transplants Oh Whitney come to Telluride.
Find out what the band has been up to since the release of their new album and last appearance in the Western Slope.
Top sets, memorable sit ins, and best debut performances from the 21st Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
A Look at the Top Acts, and Who Not to Miss The Headliners Boasting a live album that sold a staggering six-million copies (that has also probably been streamed by countless Millennials who have a clue), Peter Frampton is arguably one of the most prominent guitarists in rock music. His association with bands like Humble […]
Woods has played noteworthy shows in a range of unique venues, from intimate breweries to the Blues Train, in a change of pace from the Big Easy.
Bringing music from his Saharan city of Agadez in Niger, Bombino talks about his Tuareg history and major moments in his music career.
Trout Steak Revival makes second appearance in Telluride this Summer with a multi-night run at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon.
one-off show of this caliber doesn’t happen often in the region.
One of New Orleans’ premier trombone players, Big Sam also sings his guts out and can bust some serious moves on command.
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.
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.
The Cadillac dream comes alive at the Sunset Concert Series in Mountain Village on June 25.
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 […]
Portland band Wild Ones combines 90s alternative with modern pop rock at The Moon.
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 […]
The Durango Blues Train stays on track as one of the must-do events of the year with its fourth installment.
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 […]
Will Arizona-based jamband Spafford’s first appearance in Telluride make waves? Adam Smith waxes rhapsodic.
Little Green Cars travel from Dublin to the Western Slope, and the Fox Street All Stars make their first appearance in Telluride.
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 […]