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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

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

Legendary Meditations come to town

Some Carharted pseudo-hippie and I were talking about music. He suggested that there were too many reggae shows in Durango, claiming it's "dominating" the scene. Just as I was about to argue, I...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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

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