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Alliver Hall plays Telluride Brewing Co. party

12/10/14 | By | More
Alliver Hall plays Telluride Brewing Co. party

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 […]

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The Yawpers with In The Whale

12/03/14 | By | More
The Yawpers  with In The Whale

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 […]

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THE BEAT SHEET

10/15/14 | By | 51 More
THE BEAT SHEET

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 […]

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R&R | Matisyahu Returns to Telluride With New Music

10/08/14 | By | 164 More
R&R | Matisyahu Returns to Telluride With New Music

Matisyahu is set to return to Telluride with new songs from his 2014 release Akeda.

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R&R | Jaden Carlson Band and Oh Whitney Bookend the Music Season

10/01/14 | By | 80 More
R&R | Jaden Carlson Band and Oh Whitney Bookend the Music Season

Austin’s latest rock transplants Oh Whitney come to Telluride.

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R&R | One-on-One With Mike Tallman of Euforquestra

09/25/14 | By | More
R&R | One-on-One With Mike Tallman of Euforquestra

Find out what the band has been up to since the release of their new album and last appearance in the Western Slope.

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R&R | The Best of the Best at Telluride Blues and Brews

09/17/14 | By | 93 More
R&R | The Best of the Best at Telluride Blues and Brews

Top sets, memorable sit ins, and best debut performances from the 21st Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.

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R&R | The Telluride Blues & Brews Music Survival Guide

09/10/14 | By | 243 More
R&R | The Telluride Blues & Brews Music Survival Guide

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 […]

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Kipori Woods Continues to Conquer the Western Slope Music Scene

09/08/14 | By | 98 More
Kipori Woods Continues to Conquer the Western Slope Music Scene

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.

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R&R | The Road To Blues & Brews: One-On-One With Bombino

09/04/14 | By | 182 More
R&R | The Road To Blues & Brews: One-On-One With Bombino

Bringing music from his Saharan city of Agadez in Niger, Bombino talks about his Tuareg history and major moments in his music career.

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R&R | Telluride Bluegrass Fest Band Contest Winners Return

08/27/14 | By | More
R&R | Telluride Bluegrass Fest Band Contest Winners Return

Trout Steak Revival makes second appearance in Telluride this Summer with a multi-night run at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon.

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R&R | Acoustic Guitar Legend Leo Kottke at the Palm Theater

08/20/14 | By | 85 More
R&R | Acoustic Guitar Legend Leo Kottke at the Palm Theater

one-off show of this caliber doesn’t happen often in the region.

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R&R | Get Aboard The Durango Blues Train

08/20/14 | By | 96 More
R&R | Get Aboard The Durango Blues Train

This “moving” experience places passengers intimately next to six blues and zydeco acts each night of its run through the canyons of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest.

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

07/09/14 | By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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