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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

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

Brew Train is keeping it local

The Brew Train is all about supporting local. Part of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the weekly Brew Train, which runs from Rockwood to Cascade every Saturday morning, features...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Chatham County Line hits Durango

Chandler Holt’s bluegrass and banjo obsession started with a cassette. Long before he had an awareness of anything bluegrass music-related, he was a typical music fan absorbing what most young...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

iAM MUSIC to kick off concert series

The phrase, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach,” doesn’t apply for faculty at iAM MUSIC. It’s a stupid phrase anyway, likely created by a one-hit wonder in the clever-phrase department who...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Local bands will battle this summer

Nobody said the music business was a walk in the park. The band Dire Straits took a sarcastic look at how some view the music biz with their 1985 hit “Money for Nothing,” with that infectious hook...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Jeff Solon a local music mainstay

Jeff Solon is all about jazz. If he’s not playing solo, or with his duo, trio, quartet or big band, he’s home practicing or writing new compositions. If he’s not practicing or creating new music,...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Couple brings bluegrass to Durango

He’s a huge figure in Colorado bluegrass music. As a teacher, Pete Wernick, aka “Dr. Banjo,” has provided the starting steps for scores of banjo players; his book, simply titled “Bluegrass Banjo,”...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Iris DeMent raised on music

Follow your muse. We all should have that inner-voice, that thing inside us that hopefully guides us down our life path and pushes us into whatever direction we think we need to go. When the muse...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

P.J. Moon right at home in Durango

Local musician P.J. Moon has good things to say about Durango’s music scene. It’s the reason he moved here and arguably the reason he stays here. The well runs pretty deep when it comes to people...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Euforquestra not afraid of challenge

The Fort Collins-based band Euforquestra wears many musical hats. Unafraid of a musical challenge and willing to experiment and change things up, if the genre hat fits, they’ll put it on and style...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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