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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

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

Local singer to perform, releases CD

I'd like to think most musicians obsess over their craft. Some musicians write and play music out of a love of the hobby; others study music in school, arguably one of the more challenging...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Coming week promises to be musical overflow

Too much of a good thing is just that: good. Often the mid-part of January will offer just about nothing in musical entertainment. That strange post-holiday time where you just want to stay home...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

South Austin Jug Band bids farewell

A decade is a decent run for a band. It's plenty of time to accomplish a lot in music.Maybe you hold court on a regular night at a prominent spot in your city. You tour a little bit and see the...

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

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