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About: Bryant Liggett is a freelancewriter and KDUR station manager.

Ronny Cox: ‘Nothing cuts to the heart like music does’

Ronny Cox will be remembered as having a part of one of the greatest musical scenes in one of the greatest films ever made. The 1972 film “Deliverance,” featured Cox playing guitar with a young boy...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Genuine Cowhide brings nitro twang

Nitro twang should be sweeping the musical indie-underground nation. Part cosmic country and spaghetti Western, garage-punk and all rock ’n’ roll, it’s a genre brewed and fermented in Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Farmington Hill gets new rhythm

Local band Farmington Hill has picked up one of Durango’s more tenured rhythm sections. The country, punk, rock ’n’ roll band that has placed a solid stamp on the town’s music scene since forming...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

iAM MUSIC Concert Series ends for 2019

Blues musician Terry Robb’s musical journey all started with a gifted acoustic guitar. The Portland, Oregon-based musician, who makes a musical living as a solo performer and session player, came...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Teaching a part of creative process

The violin is what led local musician Alex Blocker to Durango. A Chicago native, from a part of the city he says, “you hear about in the news,” Blocker made his way west at the urging of a high...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Town Mountain hitting Wild Horse Saloon

Bill Monroe had his musical opinions. The legendary musical figure, credited with creating the genre of bluegrass, likely would have had some strong thoughts about current music. He’d for sure...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Ghost Tapes to play in ‘MOUSAI’

There’s a soul and R&B scene growing in Colorado. Bands with strong female leads backed by a stacked group of musicians, perhaps a ripping guitar player and some solid horn players with a sturdy...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Puente Jr. takes stage at Roots Rocks

Tito Puente Jr. is a hard-rock drummer with a mambo legacy. The legacy being he’s the son of percussionist, songwriter and record producer Tito Puente. The “King of Latin Music,” Puente Sr. was a...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Caitlin Cannon releases new album

For some musicians, the idea of the album is dead. The notion of the record being a standalone piece of art, where a story is conveyed through eight to 10 songs from the beginning of Side One to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Anniversary party at Ska a hot ticket

The Single Speed World Championship bike races are what served as the blueprint for the Ska Brewing Anniversary Party. One of the true social events of the season, the anniversary parties have,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Sunny Gable’s musical campaign

Peek inside musician Sunny Gable’s house and you may find the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter wandering around from room to room with various instruments. She could be singing in the kitchen...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Wickstrom influenced by Durango

Musician Casey Wickstrom will reference a lot of artists when it comes to who was influential in his career. Indie rock bands, guitar players, punk rockers – it’s a long list loaded with names –...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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