Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


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 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | 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

Las Cafeteras’ ‘Real History of the Americas’

Songwriting is storytelling. Since man began making melody and music, songs have come together to weave tales of history and heritage that have carried on into the rock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop age. ...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Blue Hornets bring the ska back to Ska

The history of ska in Europe and America is littered with aging punk rockers. With its roots in Jamaica, fusing calypso and American rhythm and blues, its second wave influenced the angsty...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Joe Buck Yourself brings country punk

In a world of polished pop music, watered down punk and country music ripe for an elevator, it’s great to have musicians come along and hit you like a punch in the jaw. Someone that hollers songs...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

You can call Stroud a six-string stuntman

Frank Zappa called them stunt-guitar players. They were the few that Zappa hired to pull off some guitar work he couldn’t himself. Steve Vai was one, a player with plenty of chops that made solos...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Behind the scenes at the Four Corners Folk Festival

This is a festival-heavy region. They come most weekends all summer long, impeding your sleep schedule and depleting your bank account while giving you a dose of acoustic-based music. One of the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Brooklyn band in town for San Juan Brewfest

Now in its 17th year, the San Juan Brewfest remains Durango’s premier beer-tasting and the second-largest fundraiser for United Way of Southwest Colorado. On Saturday, Buckley Park will host more...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Blues and rock from the North African desert

My third-grade geography class contained a section on studying deserts. I was fascinated by what I then thought was a lifeless Sahara, a massive stretch of land with nomadic inhabitants that was...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Local scene hot with upcoming albums

The recording efforts of local musicians continue to chug along, and you may be surprised by the number of bands and artists recording in and around La Plata County. Musicians certainly aren’t...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Don’t overlook the Billy Goat for great music

Everyone needs a watering hole, the kind of place where the beer is cold, the clientele local and the entertainment free. For Durango residents who like to support live music, the gem of a bar in...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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