Washington Songbird Returns To The Cup

Radio Station magazine recently called a concert with Jill Cohn, “an evening of Folk Americana bliss,” and her soul-stirring voice in combination with lush arrangements, toe tapping road songs, and heart-string tugging ballads had the Los Feliz Journal (Los Angeles) naming her album a 2012 top 10 indie pick. The Chicago Tribune in June of 2014 wrote, “Her songs are beautifully crafted, sometimes bittersweet and sometimes hopeful, but ever easy and melodic with soulful and savvy lyrics.”

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Planet Bluegrass Honored

Planet Bluegrass is honored to receive the “Bluegrass Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the 42nd Annual RockyGrass Festival (July 25-27, 2014). The prestigious award was given at the World of Bluegrass conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, October 1.

This award recognizes the first event at Planet Bluegrass after the devastating September 2013 flood. In his acceptance speech, Planet Bluegrass senior vice-president Steve Szymanski remarked: “[RockyGrass] actually might not have happened due to a 500 year flood.  So we are really

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Weddings, Floods & Funerals - Danny Shafer’s New CD

I feel I should start this review with one of those disclaimers, you know the ones that start off an article or story, with the author letting you know they have a connection with whom they are writing about. So yes, I have known Danny for many years, consider him a good friend and the nicest man I have ever met.

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Charlie Parr – Stumpjumper

David McIntyre, Lyons BLuesologist

Earlier this spring Charlie Parr released Stumpjumper, his thirteen record but first on Red House Records. It was also his first release outside of his native Minnesota, and his first to feature a full band. Parr was joined by friend and fellow musician Phil Cook and a cast of local players, setting up in an old out building on the “Down Yonder

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World Renowned Quartet At The Old Gallery

How on earth can a town of 528 people, one post office, three restaurants, and one community center end up hosting one of the world’s greatest ensembles? “It’s hard to believe, isn’t it,” laughs Old Gallery Board member Margie Patterson. “But you’d be surprised at how much we’ve got going on in our little community.”

For one thing, the community galvanized and raised one million dollars toward the recently-completed renovation of The

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Be Thankful - Three Different Bands

There will be three different bands at Oskar Blues the last weekend of November, something for everyone to be thankful for, we hope. Starting with The Outliers, Friday November 28, the night after you have spent your day giving

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Take Down The Door

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Yes, there is a new Irish band emanating from Lyons called Take Down the Door; a five-piece outfit of incredibly talented musicians, chock full of Colorado’s most sought-after traditional Irish players. They have been working hard on this project all of

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Poetry Corner - July 10, 2014

Alexa DiSalvo

Drunken drawings
scribbled on skin
I section your body
Will I ever get enough?
So, with pen I ration smooth parts
and rougher ones
the calloused palm
I read like brail
even though I know
That story
by heart
When we’re apart
I shuffle barefoot and bones
reprimanding my indecent hunger
Still, by night hour
mouth tongue fingers
Meticulous blueprint
blurs wet
ink stains and gloss
So lost
Even though I know
That map by heart.

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