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Sundays in September

By Dave McIntyre, Lyons Bluesologist

Sundays at Oskar Blues in Lyons have become my favorite shows, I love the more mellow music and enjoy watching the youngsters and oldsters dancing and enjoy the tunes together. These are all early 6 to 9 p.m., free, and all ages’ shows, and are usually very well attended. I have often been asked why we don’t charge for these shows; the answer is Dale and I want to give some free music back to the community as a thank you for all their support in helping us bring live music to Lyons. In September we have a

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Music And Fun For The Whole Family

This is the fifteenth year of the free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series in Sandstone Park, sponsored by the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department. The event has grown yearly since its inception, and has really taken off this year with the addition of food trucks, the Lyons Farmette’s farmers market, local booths offering massages, and the Lyons Golden Gang selling wine, beer, and soft drinks. The music goes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with bands who have ties to Lyons playing for us.

I started booking the bands and helping with their sound almost a decade ago it has been a wonderful, enjoyable time; seeing all the youngsters dancing and running around, and their parents and friends relaxing and enjoying the music.  I meant to write this article earlier this summer but something always came up. But I do want to thank Danny Shafer and his band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, The Blue Canyon Boys, and Ash & Andria Ganley with Terry Kishiyama for their

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FolksFest Gets Underway This Weekend

If it’s mid-August with afternoon showers, and the kids are back at school, it must be time for FolksFest. The twenty-third annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, a.k.a., “Summit on the Song” got underway Monday morning with the always-popular prelude, the Song School. Each year hundreds of singer/songwriter/musicians come together for four days and nights at

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Woody Pines Returns

Roots, Ragtime  & Country Blues

By David McIntyre

Woody Pines, with his energetic brand of roots music, ragtime, country blues, and viper jazz transports you to the Mississippi Delta when AM radio was king. The band, comprised of Woody Pines on banjo, guitar, harmonica, and lead vocals; Zack Pozebanchuck on upright bass; Mike Gray on drums' and Lyon Graulty on clarinet, lead guitar and vocal

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Musical Weekend Delights At The Cup

The Stone Cup & Kitchen continues their free summer weekend musical brunch series throughout the month of June. This Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., it’s modern country music with Longmont singer/songwriter Treena McCurdy. On Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, it’s the “fiddling star” Teddy Carr.

The following weekend, Jordan Avery Mestas will be playing on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, June 23, relax, sip on a Mimosa or a Bloody Sam, perhaps grab a little brunch, and enjoy the eclectic, lyrical jazz-rock-folk fusion of Aural Elixir, aka Jesse

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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

By Dave McIntyre, Lyons Bluesologist

In a career that has its start in the beginnings of the San Francisco rock music scene as a drummer for the nearly forgotten rock group, the Charlatans (the band that some say, “started it all”), through a series of classic recordings in the 1970’s as leader of Dan Hicks and

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Pokey LaFarge & His Big Band

Music fans get ready to be transposed back to the 1930s when Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three (plus two horn players) descend upon Oskar Blues in Lyons on Friday, June 14, starting at 9 p.m. Only in their twenties themselves, these guys know how to delight modern-day audiences while evoking images of days gone by. Though heavily influenced by the greats of the 20’s and 30’s, these guys are no novelty act. They still manage to be authentic, original, fresh, and most important of all, fun!

The band writes and performs songs with titles like, “Keep Your Hands Off My Gal” and “So Long Honeybee, Goodbye.” They play an old-time

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Discounted Local Tix Available At The Cup

With final additions including John Prine and Colin Hay, Planet Bluegrass is excited to announce the single-day lineup for the 23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 16 to18).  These new additions join a lineup that already included Loreena McKennitt, John Butler Trio, Colin Meloy, Patty Griffin, and many others.

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Humming House

Irish pubs and whiskey may have been part of the humble origins of the Nashville-based band Humming House, but it was the co-producer of their debut album, Grammy award-winning Mitch Dane, who heard these musicians playing together before they were even a band. According to lead vocalist and songwriter, Justin Wade Tam, “Prior to the album, and living in Nashville, the current band members would sing Celtic tunes for fun and drink Irish whiskey in a town where musicians often don’t get a break.” Everything

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