Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


Durango’s enviable music conundrum

Two major musical events happening on the same day is not a problem Durango has on a regular basis. Like exorbitant rent prices, homelessness and panhandling, these are big city issues rearing...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

When siblings are bandmates

Bayfield-based musicians Garrett and Callie Young want to tour. Everywhere. For a young band, playing a show in all 50 states is a challenge, but not unattainable; a band should have a business...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Robin Davis: ‘I’m just a guitar player’

Robin Davis doesn’t listen to a lot of bluegrass. Despite the fact that he currently plays guitar in old-time outfit Six Dollar String Band, was a member of local bluegrass bands Waiting on Trial...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Amy Helm to play at Henry Strater Theatre

Call her a soul singer. While Amy Helm is a musician rooted in blues, gospel, old-school R&B and the country and folk that make up the catch-all of modern Americana, her love is soul music. Her...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Mesquite to play iAM MUSIC Fest

The Tucson band Mesquite made its last record in guitar player and vocalist Gus Woodrow’s house. It may not be the most ideal location to make a record, but it works for the band, which found that...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The Crags to unveil new CD at party

A common bond between all four members of local rock band The Crags is a love of Pink Floyd. It makes sense. In their early Syd Barrett days, Pink Floyd was an independent band with psychedelic...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

FY5 brings Americana to music festival

A beautiful aspect of the long-running and local classical music festival Music in the Mountains is its ability to step outside the classical music box and bring something different. Not that a...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Niceness to headline Rasta Stevie benefit

Reggae is a genre of music that takes hold of some people and refuses to let go. These are people who eat, sleep and breathe reggae, people like Gracie “Bassie” Kruse, “Rasta” Stevie Smith or Koral...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Brew Train is keeping it local

The Brew Train is all about supporting local. Part of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the weekly Brew Train, which runs from Rockwood to Cascade every Saturday morning, features...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Chatham County Line hits Durango

Chandler Holt’s bluegrass and banjo obsession started with a cassette. Long before he had an awareness of anything bluegrass music-related, he was a typical music fan absorbing what most young...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

iAM MUSIC to kick off concert series

The phrase, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach,” doesn’t apply for faculty at iAM MUSIC. It’s a stupid phrase anyway, likely created by a one-hit wonder in the clever-phrase department who...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Local bands will battle this summer

Nobody said the music business was a walk in the park. The band Dire Straits took a sarcastic look at how some view the music biz with their 1985 hit “Money for Nothing,” with that infectious hook...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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