Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


P.J. Moon ready to drop new album

The plan was to put out a four-song EP. However, time away from the stage allowed for more time to write, and that forthcoming EP from local rock band P.J. Moon and The Swappers turned into a...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Galloway a jack-of-all-trades

After 30-some years in the music business, Benny “Burle” Galloway knows the right and wrong way to do things. The one-time Durango local has kicked around the Colorado jam-grass scene for years,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Aftergrass reunites for a benefit show

It’s safe to say that local rock band Aftergrass never really broke up. Yet since going on an indefinite hiatus about eight years ago, the shows have been few and far between. They played a...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Cody Tinnin records solo debut album ‘Perennial’ the old-fashioned way

Local musician Cody Tinnin digs the vintage. The bass player of local roots-bluegrass trio Stillhouse Junkies is into old clothes and old music, things that were created long before he was born and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Suzanne Vega virtual show benefits Concert Hall

New York City is certainly not what it used to be. Long gone is the excessive graffiti, burnt out buildings in the Lower East Side, “The Warriors” and The Baseball Furies, replaced by condos and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Thom Rader’s new album a varied palette

Many professional musicians have traveled the same musical path to get to their current place. It’s a well-worn trail that for some began with a forced lesson, in most cases piano. Interest in an...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Charlie Henry keeping things diverse

Local bass player Charlie Henry is still finding plenty of musical things to do, even though the uninvited guest that’s refusing to leave is still staining the industry. He’s been playing sporadic...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Radio show travels back in time to 1918

They may be two of the biggest history buffs in Durango behind retired Fort Lewis College history professor Duane Smith. Judith Reynolds is a local writer and political cartoonist who studied and...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Four Corners Folk Festival hosted online

Society is inching back toward music normality. Slowly, like a turtle in a footrace with a sloth. But it’s happening. The shows that have happened live are as close to “normal” as they can possibly...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Music available through art vending machines

Vending machines aren’t just for snack food anymore. A staple in office buildings or schools, they’ve been a great place to alleviate hunger, and even those of a certain age bracket will likely...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Crockett making it up as he goes

Charley Crockett has packed a lot in to what is still a young music career. The Texan has been a busker, playing for change in cities both in the states and abroad. He’s hoboed around the country,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Sunny Gable releases new album

The early shut-in days of the uninvited guest that is refusing to leave offered all of us plenty of time to get some things done. Just as the to-do list was extending off the page, many were given...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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