Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


Bush, Bootleggers continue Durango traditions

Blues, Country, Oom-pah and New-Grass are the musical offerings this weekend at September Oktoberfest on Saturday followed by the return of the King of Telluride on Sunday. Oktoberfest on Main...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Lyons returns to Durango for Jazz on the Hill

Jazz music will return to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Saturday night for the concert series “Jazz on the Hill.” Making her return to Durango to perform will be Joyce Lyons,...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Joan Jett to headline Bike Week

Joan Jett may be the only 1980s holdover whose music remains worthy of my jaded ears. Her anthem “I Love Rock and Roll” may be how she’s most remembered on classic rock radio, at sports events and...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

United Way taps into Durango’s weakness

Benefits are better with beer.You have a cause? Need to raise some money for your organization? Tap in a little beer and plug in some music, and the residents of Durango will jump on it like a...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Austin’s Tubb looks to expand musical horizon

Musicians who are seeking a foothold in the music business take various paths to establish a career.Some may take the New York City or Los Angeles route. Those cities are home to many venues as...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener over there

We’ve got it pretty good in Durango. When it comes to the music our residents make and the bands that come through to play, I’ll give us a hearty nod of approval. Sure, we’re no Denver, Portland,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Gummersall’s latest comes from the real Nashville

It’s time for me to stop taking cheap shots at Nashville.My sucker punches at a city that can’t defend itself are only aimed at glossed-up “country” musicians that have more in common with the...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Abbey to boost KDUR with D.C. power

Durango will continue its love affair with Washington, D.C.’s electronic, funk and reggae scene and its many musical offshoots with tonight’s visit from Funk Ark. Bands like See-I and Fort Knox...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Two more local releases for summer listening

Seems spring and early summer have been a busy time for local recording studios, because every month or so I get to write about another record released by a productive musician. This month’s...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The best music you can buy this year ... so far

I’ve written a year-end “best of” music releases column for the Durango Herald for the last four years. Recently, an idea was pitched to me. “Why don’t you highlight your favorite releases of the...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Crossland’s roots show on debut ‘Boxcar’

Durango’s list of locally recorded music just increased by one, with the release of Russ Crossland’s debut, “Boxcar.”During Crossland’s 15 years in Durango, he’s been a solo performer as well as a...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Venerable Meat Puppets shun all labels

The Meat Puppets’ Curt Kirkwood has always been a musician who’s more in tune to music as art than music as business. A longtime contributor to what gets titled as “indie,” the guitarist is as much...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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