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Tag: music

ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Joys of Filling in for No Man

10/22/14 | By | 128 More

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.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Look Back at the Summer in Music

10/18/14 | By | 35 More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Look Back at the Summer in Music

As Always, Telluride hit the author with its best shots.

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THE BEAT SHEET

10/15/14 | By | 43 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 | The Best of the Best at Telluride Blues and Brews

09/17/14 | By | 91 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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Lake Street Dive Wants to Turn Sheridan Opera House Into A Dive Bar

08/12/14 | By | 62 More
Lake Street Dive Wants to Turn Sheridan Opera House Into A Dive Bar

Lake Street Dive, coming to the Sheridan Opera House Aug. 15, find themselves on the cusp of stardom.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

07/30/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

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.

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VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

07/29/14 | By | More
VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

The Wood Brothers performed near Bridal Veil Falls during The Ride festival.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Sound Financial Thinking

07/28/14 | By | More

“I feel compelled to defend KOTO’s decision to not broadcast The Ride Festival,” writes KOTO stalwart Suzanne Cheavens, a veteran of more than 20 KOTO Live Broadcasts,.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Up-and-Coming Acts to Remember From the Ride

07/21/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Up-and-Coming Acts to Remember From the Ride

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.

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VIDEO: Front Country – Static Session

07/17/14 | By | More
VIDEO: Front Country – Static Session

Front Country plays in Telluride.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Thievery Corp. Will ‘Put a Torch to It’

07/10/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Thievery Corp. Will ‘Put a Torch to It’

Thievery’s music explores myriad styles including Brazilian, dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian and Middle Eastern rhythms.

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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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The 14 Acts You Can’t Miss During Telluride’s Festival Season

07/02/14 | By | 46 More
The 14 Acts You Can’t Miss During Telluride’s Festival Season

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Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

06/30/14 | By | More
Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

Ouray’s Independence Day celebration fizzes with good, old-fashioned patriotic fun, from sun-up to sun-down and beyond.

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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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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Reigning King of Telluride

06/18/14 | By | More

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.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Looking for a Gold Nugget and Finding a Treasure Chest


06/13/14 | By | More

Trolling the internet for “Till the Morning Comes Around” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals leads to a revelation.

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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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ELEVATED | Murphey, Radney & Cohn

06/13/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Murphey, Radney & Cohn

Singer-songwriters visit Ouray County in the arts this week.

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Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

06/10/14 | By | More
Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

Michael Martin Murphey returns to Ridgway for Father’s Day, Sunday June 15.

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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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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Muscle Shoals: A Curious Place in Rock ‘n’ Roll History

06/05/14 | By | More

There were multiple epicenters of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues in the U.S. Then there was Muscle Shoals.

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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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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of Good Times

05/22/14 | By | More

The curious thing about “Good Times.”

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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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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES| From ‘Hey Now’ to ‘Israelites,’ Not to Mention Janis Joplin’s Showstopping Version of ‘To Love Somebody’

04/25/14 | By | More

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).

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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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