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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

Ghost Town brings two nights of Memphis blues

I’ve used this column in the past to tout the city of Memphis, Tenn., as a city with musical worth that goes well beyond the obvious, which is the blues. Midtown Memphis is a haven of indie-rock,...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

First Friday takes to streets for anniversary

Two years ago, The Summit and the city of Durango picked up on a nationwide event celebrated on the first Friday of every month, aptly called “First Friday.” The monthly events are a collaboration...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Radio station’s move has been no small feat

Have you ever thought about how a radio station works? I’d wager 90 percent of the world’s radio listeners never give much thought into what makes a modern radio station tick. You turn on the...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Farmers Market now a bona fide outdoor venue

The Durango Farmers Market, whether it ever intended to be or not, is now a music venue.Nestled in the First National Bank parking lot just feet from the train tracks, on Saturday mornings from May...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Kartsounes shuns his bluegrass label

Traditional bluegrass often gets a bad rap from people who dislike jam band scenes like Boulder, to name just one. But many of the so-called “Newgrass” generation never claimed the bluegrass label;...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Three quality acts make for tough weekend choices

Americana music will make a valiant return to Durango this weekend straight through Monday with a run of shows featuring bluegrass, Boston folk and Brooklyn-style country rock.This is a big-city...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Lukas Nelson brings Promise back to Durango

When legendary musicians have children, it’s not surprising when the career path those kids will follow may very well be similar to that of mom or dad.The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree if...

DATE: April 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Squeaky wheel Cosmic Accident gets the grease

It’s no secret, I like music. I like listening to it, reading about it and talking about it.As a music columnist and manager of a small, community radio station that specializes in playing music...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Hard to pick just 1 headliner for Meltdown

The 2011 Bluegrass festival season will kick off tonight as musicians and fans of the genre pull into town for the 17th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown.Sierra Hull, Avery County, Mashville...

DATE: April 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Triple bill of blues and rock bands at the Concert Hall

Blues music has had a consistent presence in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in the last year because the venue has featured Grammy award winners, guitar slingers and full-on...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Fort Knox Five arrive for Spring Celefunktion

When members of the Washington, D.C., band Fort Knox Five began playing music, they were searching for a sound that would mix electronic music with funk; funk was a genre that didn’t originate in...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Janis Ian embraces music technology, fans

Many musicians at the professional level can attribute their success as the product of fertile surroundings. Immerse yourself in a community of artists and musicians of which you aspire to be a...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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