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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

Caitlin Cannon releases new album

For some musicians, the idea of the album is dead. The notion of the record being a standalone piece of art, where a story is conveyed through eight to 10 songs from the beginning of Side One to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Anniversary party at Ska a hot ticket

The Single Speed World Championship bike races are what served as the blueprint for the Ska Brewing Anniversary Party. One of the true social events of the season, the anniversary parties have,...

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

Sunny Gable’s musical campaign

Peek inside musician Sunny Gable’s house and you may find the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter wandering around from room to room with various instruments. She could be singing in the kitchen...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Wickstrom influenced by Durango

Musician Casey Wickstrom will reference a lot of artists when it comes to who was influential in his career. Indie rock bands, guitar players, punk rockers – it’s a long list loaded with names –...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Durango’s enviable music conundrum

Two major musical events happening on the same day is not a problem Durango has on a regular basis. Like exorbitant rent prices, homelessness and panhandling, these are big city issues rearing...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

When siblings are bandmates

Bayfield-based musicians Garrett and Callie Young want to tour. Everywhere. For a young band, playing a show in all 50 states is a challenge, but not unattainable; a band should have a business...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Robin Davis: ‘I’m just a guitar player’

Robin Davis doesn’t listen to a lot of bluegrass. Despite the fact that he currently plays guitar in old-time outfit Six Dollar String Band, was a member of local bluegrass bands Waiting on Trial...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Amy Helm to play at Henry Strater Theatre

Call her a soul singer. While Amy Helm is a musician rooted in blues, gospel, old-school R&B and the country and folk that make up the catch-all of modern Americana, her love is soul music. Her...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Mesquite to play iAM MUSIC Fest

The Tucson band Mesquite made its last record in guitar player and vocalist Gus Woodrow’s house. It may not be the most ideal location to make a record, but it works for the band, which found that...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The Crags to unveil new CD at party

A common bond between all four members of local rock band The Crags is a love of Pink Floyd. It makes sense. In their early Syd Barrett days, Pink Floyd was an independent band with psychedelic...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

FY5 brings Americana to music festival

A beautiful aspect of the long-running and local classical music festival Music in the Mountains is its ability to step outside the classical music box and bring something different. Not that a...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Niceness to headline Rasta Stevie benefit

Reggae is a genre of music that takes hold of some people and refuses to let go. These are people who eat, sleep and breathe reggae, people like Gracie “Bassie” Kruse, “Rasta” Stevie Smith or Koral...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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