With Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams’ sixth studio album, Hard Core Broken Heart, now out Halden says, “It was supposed to have a fun vibe,” and being produced by Honky-Tonk legend Bill Kirchen it also has a very stripped down, straight forward live approach, and is mostly light hearted.

Hard Core Broken Heart starts off asking the musical questions, like what can you do with a broken heart, can you clean it up and get replacement parts? What if your words are all misunderstood? What if you are full of bigotry and hate? What if that’s why you can’t concentrate? Is there an answer? Mama says that the bible says let there be love. That’s Bill trading licks with Bret on the solo and Halden Wofford asking the essential questions of life.

 

Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

I first met Erik Oftedahl about a decade ago while working at Oskar Blues. He was the upstairs bartender and would come downstairs to the music room after his shift. A musician himself, he was doing his homework, listening to everybody he could. He was on a mission. When I finally got to hear him play I knew he was destined for good things as he had “what it takes.”

It has been a real treat to watch his music grow. We called him Erik the Viking because of his growing up in Minnesota and his heritage, but he has wisely decided to lose that moniker and go with his given name. He has grown in many ways over the last decade. He moved to Oklahoma about seven years ago to pursue his music and a woman. The romance ended, but the music career has flourished. He has come back this way many times since, but this time he brought

 

 

By Kathleen Spring
Farewell to an era of live music in the mountains of Lyons. The 20th anniversary show on Labor Day of Jammin’ at Little Red Rocks was its last. This private free party was put on by Clark and Tracy Hodge on their Spring Gulch property that overlooks the mountain landscape between Lyons and Longmont. Initially Clark built a small stage in his yard so that he could share the innovative music of his friend Jimmy Lange with his friends. Each year little additions were added, with the last one being a small


Showing Boulder County: People and Places
October 5-January 27, 2019

Opening Reception on October 5 from 6-9pm
First Congregational Church
1128 Pine St, Boulder 80302

Join us for the Opening of this juried BCAA Members' Exhibition featuring Boulder County People and Places! Artists will have works in a variety of mediums on view and for sale. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the Opening Reception here: https://www.bouldercountyarts.org

 

 

Small Town Stew

To make a small town stew,
You need a cauldron just the right size;
    The whole town nestles there
    Between walls of red rock
    With high mountain views
    And two rivers running through it.

 

 

By Ken Singer
Tickets went on sale for the 46th annual RockyGrass Festival months ago, and quickly sold out. The reputation of this production, as well as having some of the biggest names in bluegrass, drew people in from across the state and the country, as well as a host of international music fans. A good number of the bands had a connection to Colorado

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