Published on Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:48
By David McIntyre, Lyons Bluesologist
National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of musical expertise. He is an internationally recognized, bandleader and sideman. Grant has shared the stage with such luminaries as Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, John Oates, Leftover Salmon,
Published on Thursday, October 16 2014 15:11
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
Published on Thursday, July 24 2014 14:59
By Pearl Haddad
Editor’s note: Pearl Haddad will be entering the sixth grade at Lyons Middle/Senior High School next month.
I was so excited when I was asked to write the Pickin’ Sprouts column. I wasn’t sure who to write about, but then I heard about a twelve-year-old girl who just played with Mollie O’Brien in Lyons, and I
Published on Thursday, July 10 2014 10:50
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
When we’re apart
I shuffle barefoot and bones
reprimanding my indecent hunger
Still, by night hour
mouth tongue fingers
ink stains and gloss
Even though I know
That map by heart.
Published on Thursday, May 08 2014 13:57
Lyons singer Beth Gadbaw has been honored as a teacher of excellence in the field of music education, specifically the teaching of folksongs. Gadbaw flew to Minneapolis to accept her award: The Fleurette Sweeney Fellowship, bestowed by MusicEdventures International Association of SongWorks Teachers.
Published on Thursday, April 10 2014 13:40
Hello friends and music lovers! Spring is here and High Street Concerts is excited to announce their season eleven finale, and it promises to be an absolutely fabulous show!
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore with Eric Thorin, and special guests Bella Betts and Steve Szymanski, on Saturday April 19, at 8 p.m., in Rogers Hall. Tickets ($15 advance, $17 day of show) are available online at www.highstreetconcerts.com, and in person at The Stone Cup.
Published on Thursday, April 03 2014 11:45
Debris has been removed, repairs are being made, piles of dirt are being moved, tickets are being sold, and the lineups are set. Things are slowing getting back to “normal” for the hardworking crew over at the Planet. Let the festival season begin!
Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 41st Annual Telluride
Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 13:33
On Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m., in the Stanley Hotel concert hall the fabulous Quatour des Ciels Lumineux will perform for the first time with the Estes Park Music Festival.
Currently in pursuit of a Masters degree in violin performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, violinist Nina Fronjian is an active performer and teacher in the Greater Denver area.
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 08:31
By David McIntyre, Lyons Bluesologist
I recently sat down with my favorite musical couple, Taylor and Bonnie Sims. There was so much going on in their collective careers that I wanted to get it straight from their lips.
Let’s start with how they arrived on the local music scene. In 2003 Taylor relocated from Texas to Gunnison Colorado to work on a ranch there. He and Alex Johnstone and Chris Elliott started playing music together and a bond began. They moved back to Texas and with Jessica Smith recorded their first CD there as Spring Creek bluegrass band.