Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

Ranky Tanky uses music to teach history

A Ranky Tanky concert provides two outcomes. One being what you’d expect from a concert: You dance, you’re entertained, you leave the venue musically satisfied. The other outcome appeals to music...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Larry Keel to play Durango Meltdown

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part column highlighting the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown and its overall contribution to the community. Guitar player Larry Keel is a perfect performer for...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Meltdown celebrates its 25th year

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part column highlighting the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown and its overall contribution to the community. People have big opinions about bluegrass music. “I...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Casual Fridays are N.M.’s ska historians

Las Cruces, New Mexico, may sound like an unlikely place for a ska music scene, but it’s been home to at least two ska bands that have properly represented the music. One band is directly...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Pianist Adam Swanson plays for silent films

Hanging out with Adam Swanson is the closest you’ll ever come to time travel. The local musician, who has been a regular performer of ragtime music in the Diamond Belle Saloon most of his life, is...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

A history of KDUR Cover Night

KDUR Cover Nights have grown into a fire-breathing monster of an event that equally entertains and angers. Entertains because the events (full disclosure: I’ve organized these things for years and...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Celtic Festival lets you travel without leaving town

Durango is on the rise as a player in the international Celtic community. Despite being about 4,600 miles from Ireland and Scotland, the efforts of the Durango Celtic Society and the Durango...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Lawn Chair Kings kick off campaign

Rock band Lawn Chair Kings have been a vital part of the Durango music scene now for close to 20 years. Their sound has remained appealing to anyone who may carry a niche interest in music that...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Afrobeatniks release new album ‘Wontanara’

Musicians get bitten by the bug. That bug being one particular genre or style that soon takes over, and from that point forward your musical trajectory goes in the direction of whatever genre that...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The Infamous Stringdusters return to Durango

Editor’s note: KDUR Station Manager Bryant Liggett’s “Downtown Lowdown” music column returns to The Durango Herald. It will run on Fridays in the Arts & Entertainment section. Live around Durango...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Collins lets us hear John Denver by proxy

John Denver was a hard musician to classify. He was a singer-songwriter who existed outside of the folk crowd, and a country musician void of the Nashville scene. Best known for penning “Rocky...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Hi-Beams have the honky-tonk hustle down

Greg Schochet’s exploration of the guitar continues to be a life-long pursuit. It’s a quest to enhance and expand his ability to understand and play the many styles that make up what is now called...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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