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R&R Notes

8 Songs to Add to Your Spring Playlist

04/16/15 | By | More
8 Songs to Add to Your Spring Playlist

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 […]

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The best winter music season yet?

04/02/15 | By | More
The best winter music season yet?

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 […]

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Cold War Kids, Iration, The Expanders and Dustbowl Revival to play the Mountain Town Get Down

03/26/15 | By | More
Cold War Kids, Iration, The Expanders and Dustbowl Revival to play the Mountain Town Get Down

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 […]

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Durango’s CeleFunktion 2015 and Telluride Tribute Fest

03/19/15 | By | More
Durango’s CeleFunktion 2015 and Telluride Tribute Fest

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 […]

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Repeat Offenders: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Kyle Hollingsworth Band

03/12/15 | By | More
Repeat Offenders:  Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Kyle Hollingsworth Band

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 […]

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Vermont’s next big thing

03/05/15 | By | More
Vermont’s next big thing

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 […]

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New Orleans live electronica band Gravity A to pay tribute to The Talking Heads at the Moon

02/27/15 | By | More
New Orleans live electronica band Gravity A to pay tribute to The Talking Heads at the Moon

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. […]

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One-on-One with Drummer Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Break Science

02/12/15 | By | 138 More
One-on-One with Drummer Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Break Science

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 […]

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At his peak

02/06/15 | By | More
At his peak

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 […]

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Lagos and Chicago rhythms meet with Chicago Afrobeat Project

01/22/15 | By | More
Lagos and Chicago rhythms meet with Chicago Afrobeat Project

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 […]

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Former Yonder Mountain Member Jeff Austin returns with new band and songs

01/19/15 | By | More
Former Yonder Mountain Member Jeff Austin returns with new band and songs

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 […]

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Alliver Hall plays Telluride Brewing Co. party

12/10/14 | By | 84 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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R&R | Jaden Carlson Band and Oh Whitney Bookend the Music Season

10/01/14 | By | 92 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 | The Telluride Blues & Brews Music Survival Guide

09/10/14 | By | 263 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 | 120 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 | 189 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 | 96 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 | 109 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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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 | 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 | 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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Marley’s Ghost Plays Moab Folk Festival Benefit Friday, May 30

05/27/14 | By | More
Marley’s Ghost Plays Moab Folk Festival Benefit Friday, May 30

The Moab Folk Festival hosts its First Annual Benefit Concert on Friday, May 30.

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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 | Edward Sharpe and Spoon Set To Headline The Ride Festival in 2014

04/02/14 | By | More

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.

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Telluride Blues & Brews Announces First Round of Artists Including George Clinton and Violent Femmes

03/26/14 | By | More

Additional artists include Anders Osborne, Robert Cray, Black Joe Lewis, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Shakey Graves, Dumpstaphunk, and Kipori Woods.

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