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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

Indigenous rocks the blues at Concert Hall

It's no secret that rock 'n' roll would be nothing without the blues. All the great rock bands going back to the late '50s must give a nod to the blues; without it, rock would be nothing. The...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Front Range rockers to play in Durango

If you've been paying attention to fliers posted on bulletin boards across town, you've probably noticed there has been a bumper crop of shows during the last few months.Posting spaces from the...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Duo and trio to play FLC Concert Hall

The relationship between traditional bluegrass musicians and international string band music may not be obvious to some ears, but it's obvious to the musicians who revel in it.Many American...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Music legends Los Lobos hit Durango

Bands that have been around four decades have their share of road-tales. If they're not on the state fair or biker rally circuit, they're playing random clubs with only one or two original members....

DATE: March 20, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Austin groups taking to stage in Durango

The South by Southwest Music Festival kicks off in Austin next week. It's a great time to hang out with thousands of your closest friends, sleep little and get shut out of most of the shows you...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Greensky brings its style of bluegrass

Bluegrass bands and bluegrass music in general, whether you like them or not, get lumped into the jam band world. Blame the New Grass Revival, blame Phish, blame the Yonder Mountain String Band or...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

South Africans coming to FLC Concert Hall

Numerous Grammy winners have graced the stage of the Community Concert Hall, but it's arguable that tonight's Grammy-winning performers have traveled the farthest, and perhaps been around the...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Choose Snider or Great Taxi on Saturday

Saturday night offers two options of music to choose from, or if you want to commit, a full night of straight-up Americana at two different venues.Todd Snider will be kicking off at 8 p.m.,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Dirty Dozen blows back into Durango

If there's one city in this nation, or this world for that matter, that is identified by its music, it's New Orleans.Pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina, the Crescent City is the music city, steeped in...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Events lineup includes bears and a new band

I am glad Snowdown has come and gone with little injury to myself and my friends except a dent in some checking accounts, a black eye, some random embarrassment and a handful of hangovers. Nice...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

North Carolina's The Refugees to be at Hank

The toughest part about being a professional, touring, recording musician has got to be the songwriting.Sure perfecting your instrument(s) is a major deal, but without the ability to craft songs,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Split Lip Rayfield to make its Durango debut

It keeps getting tougher  for a band to be labeled "original."Bands sound like other bands and musicians sound like other musicians. Unfortunately, that's the nature of the business. A lot of...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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