Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

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

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

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