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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices bringing honky-tonk country to Dolores

J.P. Harris isn’t afraid of the back roads. A lot of bands on tour stick to the interstates, hitting Salt Lake City, Denver, Lawrence, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Philadelphia in one direction,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The Hive to be a hub of creativity, fun

Do-it-yourself culture has long moved past its punk-rock roots. What started as a musical movement in punk-rock scenes decades ago has gained a strong foothold in all areas of creativity, and if...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Ukuleles a Durango mainstay

A ukulele is not a toy. A large part of the world may think otherwise, casting the instrument off as nothing more than a four-stringed novelty worthy of the toy chest, yet a few minutes of killing...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Brendan Shafer launches Kickstarter campaign

On paper, Brendan Shafer is a musician. A banjo and fiddle player who does time in two different bands: The Six-Dollar String Band, Durango’s old-time outfit that explores acoustic music that...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Ronny Cox: ‘Nothing cuts to the heart like music does’

Ronny Cox will be remembered as having a part of one of the greatest musical scenes in one of the greatest films ever made. The 1972 film “Deliverance,” featured Cox playing guitar with a young boy...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Genuine Cowhide brings nitro twang

Nitro twang should be sweeping the musical indie-underground nation. Part cosmic country and spaghetti Western, garage-punk and all rock ’n’ roll, it’s a genre brewed and fermented in Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Farmington Hill gets new rhythm

Local band Farmington Hill has picked up one of Durango’s more tenured rhythm sections. The country, punk, rock ’n’ roll band that has placed a solid stamp on the town’s music scene since forming...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

iAM MUSIC Concert Series ends for 2019

Blues musician Terry Robb’s musical journey all started with a gifted acoustic guitar. The Portland, Oregon-based musician, who makes a musical living as a solo performer and session player, came...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Teaching a part of creative process

The violin is what led local musician Alex Blocker to Durango. A Chicago native, from a part of the city he says, “you hear about in the news,” Blocker made his way west at the urging of a high...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Town Mountain hitting Wild Horse Saloon

Bill Monroe had his musical opinions. The legendary musical figure, credited with creating the genre of bluegrass, likely would have had some strong thoughts about current music. He’d for sure...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Ghost Tapes to play in ‘MOUSAI’

There’s a soul and R&B scene growing in Colorado. Bands with strong female leads backed by a stacked group of musicians, perhaps a ripping guitar player and some solid horn players with a sturdy...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Puente Jr. takes stage at Roots Rocks

Tito Puente Jr. is a hard-rock drummer with a mambo legacy. The legacy being he’s the son of percussionist, songwriter and record producer Tito Puente. The “King of Latin Music,” Puente Sr. was a...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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