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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

Sweet Sunny South makes Durango return

When the words “old-time" are used to describe a band a listener may likely conjure up an image of a bluegrass band with a banjo, a guitar and maybe even a washtub bass or a jug. Butold-time can be...

DATE: April 30, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Head downtown for Meltdown

Now in its 16th year, the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown remains one of the true gems of music festivals in the nation. Bands want to play here, and many throw their hats in the ring. The headliners...

DATE: April 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

DJ brings D.C. sound to the Summit

Cities with vibrant musical scenes are icing on the cake when it comes to entertainment and culture in your town.Our nation's capital is just such a city but as the hot and not-so-hotbed of...

DATE: March 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Music-making old and new this weekend

The demise of Colorado jam band String Cheese Incident has left band members plenty of chances to pursue different, yetoddly similar, musical paths since trading nonstop touring for an on-again,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Free concert kicks off Homecoming

Homecoming. It’s that time of year on college campuses across the country, when alumni come back to celebrate the best four, seven or 10 years of their lives.It’s a tradition that dates back to the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The Derailers to bring country sound to town

When honky-tonk band The Derailers formed 16 years ago, it was shooting for a country sound that gave a nod to Bakersfield, not Nashville. Founding member, vocalist and guitarist Brian Hofeldt was...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Albuquerque's Porter Draw returns to town

Let's analyze the non-traditional bluegrass band. I'd like to think there are two types. The kind that leans toward the jam-band world, relying on extended solos and improvisation to move some of...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

It's barbecues, bands for the Fourth of July

Our local July Fourth celebration this year will again be a conglomerate of typical Americana and Durango individuality.The traditional, of course, is fireworks and a parade. The Durango part would...

DATE: July 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The ladies take the stage this weekend

When I moved here 13 years ago, the guitar-angst-pop-rock landscape resembled the area south of Bloomfield: barren.Sure, we had the great Smut Vendor, Super Bee and a few more acts that floated...

DATE: June 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Skate punks Agent Orange return to town

Do you remember the 1980's? I do. Things were a lot different then. All of the Ramones were still alive, and high school football players and cheerleaders (at least back East) were swooning over...

DATE: May 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Texas band rides, swings into Durango

Dale X Allen is a musician who isn't afraid to mash up his influences into one big pile of twangy, note-bending, swinging sound.The Austin, Texas-based guitar player, producer, engineer, studio...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Full weekend of local and not-local bands

Note to show promoters: Tell me what the heck is going on. The paper likes information to print, I like stuff to write about, and the readers like stuff to read about. You're only doing a favor for...

DATE: May 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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