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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

Jade Robbins goes DIY with ‘The Call’

The best Christmas gifts are the ones that can result in the production of more gifts. Like a cheese or beer-making kit. The kind of gift that will aid the recipient in further assisting and...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

It’s been a long road for Bruce Allsopp, local musician, luthier

Longtime locals who have traveled East Animas Road (County Road 250) will remember the sign that read “Canyon Music” hanging roadside by a driveway leading up to a typical homestead. It wasn’t so...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Glenn Keefe: Bluegrass history lesson

The list of people local bass player and sound engineer Glenn Keefe has played or worked with since making music a career is a who’s who of the Americana and bluegrass world. It’s an enviable list,...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Lacey Black hits 20-year show mark

June 17 marks 20 years Lacey Black has been playing piano in Silverton’s Grand Imperial Hotel. It’s a gig that began when the fourth generation Durango resident was in high school. What started as...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Jon Stickley Trio tough to classify

You won’t pigeonhole Jon Stickley. The Asheville, North Carolina-based guitar player, with ties to Durango through Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, would on paper be a bluegrass musician. Outside...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Usinowicz: Band is more than a band

Eddie Adcock and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 classic “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” are what led George Usinowicz to the banjo. Neither Adcock nor Nitty Gritty have much to do with each other,...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Internet shows are the new ‘normal’

Social media and other internet platforms are finally doing some good in the world. All it took was a global pandemic and musicians wanting to eat and pay their rent. It’s no secret that many in...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Bar-D Wrangler Gary Cook looks back at lifetime in the music business

It’s been a lifetime spent in the entertainment business. Thirty-one of those years have happened right here in Durango, where Gary Cook has taken the stage every evening from Memorial Day to...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

New records you should give a listen to

That deafening silence you are hearing is coming from every venue in every town. Stages are dark and venues are as empty as some of the bank accounts of your favorite independent musicians,...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Gummersall submerging himself in Texas scene

Musician Tyller Gummersall had great people in his corner when he was a kid. The Allison-raised Gummersall had musical aspirations since he was a child, which began with singing in local choirs...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Why is Bluegrass polarizing?

There are opinions rolling around that the jam band scene has hurt bluegrass. Others believe musicians like Allison Krauss have turned the genre from the gutsy murder ballad-spewing, breakneck...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Stillhouse Junkies go abroad – but first, a local show

This month, local roots trio Stillhouse Junkies will be hitting the opposite side of the road. Since forming in 2017 and playing regular Friday afternoon gigs at the distillery in downtown...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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