Western Colorado is not insulated from the threat posed by Mexican drug cartels.
With a great ski area closing week that included seven concerts in four days, we now enter the live music cool down as the temperatures begin to rise in the region. A stout live music calendar approaches this summer, but for now it is time to dig into the studio album archives to locate a […]
Ski season closes with The Motet, The Jauntee and many moreLooking back at the winter music season Dare I say the music season from November to March on the Western Slope has given summer a run for its money this year? New Orleans horn prodigy Trombone Shorty, explosive indie rockers Cold War Kids, progressive funk […]
Grant Farm and The Jauntee return to the MoonThe increasing daily temperatures, folks shamelessly skiing in shorts and the upcoming Mountain Town Get Down concerts are all bittersweet signs that winter has passed, spring is here and summer is on its way. To celebrate the seasonal shift after a ski period with a couple of […]
Intimate and indoor events kick off the Western Slope festival season The Durango music scene is always setting the bar for bringing a diverse calendar of buzz-worthy acts that would not normally press this far west into the Colorado circuit. The one-off appearances from nationally touring acts are always enticing enough for a weekend road […]
The Southern Belles make Telluride debut This week the Western Slope graciously plays host to a slew of bands that have played here many times. Before you let that translate as being cynical, I will follow it up by also saying it is the direct result of all of them all being overly talented sonic […]
Twiddle comes to Telluride for a two-night run at the MoonPerhaps the most heavily buzzing up-and-coming act on the jam band and festival circuit right now is Twiddle from Castleton, Vermont. The traditionally arranged four piece sees Mihali Savoulidis on guitar, Zdenek Gubb on bass, Ryan Dempsey on keys, and Brook Jordan on drums, and […]
Guttermouth to bring rare punk show to TellurideIt is a toss up as to whether the sonic trend of electronic dance music is fit for longevity or will fade away like the ’70s disco and ’90s rave eras, but the nature of its historical context right now is just as nebulous as the music itself. […]
Valentine’s Day proper may be over, but love — in all its sundry definitions — lingers on in Telluride this week. Here’s a brief guide to events both affectionate and artistic, and there is no admission charge to any of them. Free love all around. On exhibit at the Ah Haa School’s Daniel Tucker Gallery: […]
There are few young musicians alive in the entire music spectrum that can claim a more dynamic and impressive amount of music output than drummer Adam Deitch. No, seriously, hear me out on this. The renowned percussionist holds membership in the elite progressive funk outfit Lettuce, live electronic duo Break Science, experimental jazz fusion supergroup […]
How warm is it outside these days? So warm that a Plein Air painter recently took up residence on Telluride’s main street (and this was in the morning, before the sun was high in the sky). It’s so warm that a group of Montrose Plein Air painters grew too hot last weekend and had to […]
Brett Dennen returns to solo acoustic for Sheridan Opera House performanceBrett Dennen is having the biggest year of his career, without having to put out a new album. The mountain-loving folk musician is globe-trotting to deliver in-demand live performances from Hawaii to Tanzania to Telluride. Beyond having maybe caught him during two appearances at the […]
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 […]
726 Main Street, OuraySlainte. The word is Irish Gaelic, meaning health. In a bar, Slainte means “cheers.” Doesn’t it seem a lot like “slake”? That is what you should visit O’Brien’s to do. The bummer is that there is no actual O’Brien associated with this bar and pub, a Ouray fixture since 2007. The founders […]
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 […]
I walked into the office of the Telluride Times-Journal in November 1990, armed with an article I had written in college about the Neville Brothers and told Marta I wanted to cover arts for the paper.
Paul Pena’s “Jet Airliner,” and then some.
Norman Squier (NoMan’s Land) is kind enough to sometimes entrust to me his Saturday morning show from 9 a.m.-12 –noon, when he is unable to do it.
As Always, Telluride hit the author with its best shots.
Instead of grilling or frying up an oily, greasy burger, they have harnessed the power of steam to cook their meat.
Austin’s latest rock transplants Oh Whitney come to Telluride.
Local group launches its first annual fundraiser benefiting three local nonprofits.
Steve Gumble is a true impresario in the sense that he is not solely concerned with profits.
MONTROSE — A 26-year-old Montrose man suffered injuries to his hand during a shooting near Olathe Tuesday night. Following treatment of his injures the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to jail. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Deputies with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3,500 block of 6200 Rd. for […]
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 […]
GUNNISON – A 72-year-old man from Loveland died last week after a small fishing boat he and a friend were in capsized on Blue Mesa Reservoir. Strong winds and high waves are said to be factors in the accident. The incident occurred last Thursday near the “Old Highway 50″ beach, according to a National Park […]
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.
BREAKING: Missing teenagers Abigayle Sue Wietharn, William “Billy” Mundell and Julian Melchor-Zeferino have been found safe. A single sentence from a Delta Police Department news release states: “They are safe and with police officers in another city as of approximately 3:30 p.m. today.” More details coming in. *** (Earlier report from today) WESTERN SLOPE […]
I’ll start with the soundtrack of a film that was another zenith in my career as a cinephile: Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”
Trout Steak Revival makes second appearance in Telluride this Summer with a multi-night run at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon.
MONTROSE — A 42-year-old Montrose man whose identify is not being released remains at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with gunshot wounds after officers say he pointed a gun at them. According to a department news release at approximately 9:59 p.m. Montrose Police Officers were dispatched to the address at 901, 65.30 Road on a […]
OLATHE — Law enforcement officers are searching for an unknown female who allegedly brandished a weapon at a bank teller in an attempted robbery at the Bank of Colorado in Olathe this afternoon. A description given was that a female suspect, dressed in a black or dark colored hoodie or sweatshirt, flashed an unknown weapon to […]
one-off show of this caliber doesn’t happen often in the region.
A few days prior to the band’s upcoming show Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil talks about everything from Deervana to labels to how the band got its ‘appropriately repulsive’ name with Geoff Hanson.
Black Canyon Search and Rescue Reunites Family MONTROSE — A family is reunited following an overnight search and rescue in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. A father and two boys from New Mexico were found along the Gunnison River at midnight Tuesday evening by Park Rangers after family members reported them missing. […]
Galactic’s rhythm section – Robert Mercurio and Stanton Moore – are also the rhythm section behind the band Dragon Smoke, a New Orleans super group that closes the Telluride Jazz Festival Sunday, Aug. 3.
Everyone loves discovering new music, and you can rest assured that playlists everywhere are being loaded up with songs from new favorite bands discovered at The Ride.
Thievery’s music explores myriad styles including Brazilian, dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian and Middle Eastern rhythms.
One of New Orleans’ premier trombone players, Big Sam also sings his guts out and can bust some serious moves on command.
REPORT: Pilot Encountered Dust Devil Before Crash By William Woody DURANGO — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR22 airplane that crashed in Durango earlier this month encountered a “dust devil” before he crashed. The pilot was not injured. The report, released last Friday, said […]
It’s a barbecue unlike any other.
Thoughts on the 41st Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
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 […]
This past May I worked the Base Camp Theater at Mountainfilm in the park and was flabbergasted at the state of the stage. It is literally coming apart, floorboard by floorboard.
The best thing about the chef taking time off — from his customer’s point of view, at least — is that we get to taste what he learned while he was gone. At Cosmopolitan in Telluride, this summer that means Baby Grilled Octopus served with a potato and egg salad, duck bacon and roasted red pepper […]
From: Southwest District Fire Management – Colorado BLM News Release MONTROSE, COLO— Two wildfires on Bureau of Land Management managed lands were reported on Wednesday, June 11. Both wildfires were caused by lightning that moved through the area on Wednesday morning. The Section 25 Fire is located approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Naturita, Colorado. The Section […]
Trolling the internet for “Till the Morning Comes Around” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals leads to a revelation.
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 […]
This “progressive taco” shop progressively gets better and better.
There were multiple epicenters of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues in the U.S. Then there was Muscle Shoals.
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 […]
What if The Brown Dog in Telluride could do something else that that falls into the category of better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be? I’m thinking of the Detroit style pizza and specifically the 3-1-3 — ricotta, Genoa salami, peppers, arugula, basil, parmesan — which came in first in the world at the 2013 International Pizza challenge. Proprietors Dan Lynch and Jeff […]
Will Arizona-based jamband Spafford’s first appearance in Telluride make waves? Adam Smith waxes rhapsodic.
The Moab Folk Festival hosts its First Annual Benefit Concert on Friday, May 30.
The curious thing about “Good Times.”
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 […]
Staff Report MONTROSE — The Montrose County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing whether to file official charges against 20-year-old Kristoff Wilson, a Montrose County man who is accused of shooting two dogs over the weekend. According to records, Montrose County Deputies responded Saturday at 12:47 p.m. to a report animal cruelty in the in the 59300 […]
(For link to music, paste https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ovwfgc in your browser) For people who love music, deejaying at KOTO is like skiing three feet of powder on a bluebird day. Sitting in the deejay stool with a blank slate of musical possibilities in front of you is simply nirvana. For two years, I deejayed the afternoon drive at […]
MONTROSE — Members of the Montrose Police Department’s Drug Task Force and Special Weapons And Tactics team or SWAT conducted a drug search at a home near the intersection of 6700 Road and Sunnyside Road this morning. Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn said he could not provide any details as of 1 p.m. today stating “it’s […]
Staff Report GARFIELD COUNTY COLO – According to a Garfield County Sheriff’s Office news release the Colorado State Patrol Trooper shot this morning during a routine traffic stop has been transported to the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. The suspect is dead on scene located on Interstate 70 in the eastern part of the […]
Dolly and Little Sparrow’s “Shine” to Pop Staples to “Please Be With Me”…
Fr: Montrose County Press Release Montrose, COLO — On April 26, 2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person from the town of Nucla. At that time, it was reported that Gerry Dwight (Hoop) Reed of 580 West 5th Avenue, Nucla, had not been seen or […]
Owners Stanya and James Gorraiz plan to create a revolutionary burger experience on Telluride’s Main Street.
Blotter: According to Montrose police records, last Saturday morning at 10:18 a.m., officers made contact with a 13-year-old boy in the 1100 block of North Townsend Avenue after the teen was reported to have stolen a vehicle and caused a accident. The teen is facing possible charges for aggravated motor vehicle theft along with reckless […]
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES| From ‘Hey Now’ to ‘Israelites,’ Not to Mention Janis Joplin’s Showstopping Version of ‘To Love Somebody’
Hanson writes about some of these mixes and also sprinkle in some contemporary radio shows from KOTO (One Step Ahead of the Blues airs every other Wednesday from 3-5 p.m., and my next show is Wednesday, April 30).
Geoff Hanson writes about the making of the soundtrack of his 1996 film, ‘Scrapple,’ and reminisces about his early days with Taj Majal.
FR: Black Canyon of the Gunnsion National Park Press Release MONTROSE — The combined efforts of search and rescue teams from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Ouray Mountain Rescue, West Elk Mountain Rescue, and Western State Mountain Rescue, resulted in a successful evacuation of an injured climber on Sunday, April 13. Rangers at […]
It will be the subject of his next two editions of ‘One Step Ahead of the Blues,’ airing Wednesdays, April 17 and 24 on KOTO-FM radio, 3-5 p.m.
Performances by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Spoon, JJ Grey & Mofro, Joan Osborne, Lucero, The Hold Steady, Vintage Trouble, Rival Sons, Delta Rae, The Wood Brothers and many others.
Blotter: Underage party leads to juveniles cited for marijuana
Telluride Blues & Brews Announces First Round of Artists Including George Clinton and Violent Femmes
Additional artists include Anders Osborne, Robert Cray, Black Joe Lewis, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Shakey Graves, Dumpstaphunk, and Kipori Woods.
RIDGWAY — Ouray County officials said today that they expect salvage contractors to arrive at the Ridgway Reservoir this evening and tomorrow to plan recovery actions Thursday to remove the downed aircraft. They also said they are aware of new weather advisories forecasting high winds and thunderstorms over the area beginning Wednesday. The National Weather […]
Thanks to a new culinary series at the famed Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., Scothorn will get to share his work in a new dining room on March 21 and 22.
Body Recovered From the Uncompahgre Plateau Identified