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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

Willie Waldman delivers jazz Memphis-style

It was on Beale Street in 1983 when trumpeter Willie Waldman began his musical relationship with saxophone player Herman Green. Waldman was a young musician on a marching band scholarship at...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Hip-hop for a good cause at benefit concert

No matter where you stand politically or where your opinions on the American military take you, we all can agree how veterans should be treated when their service is up. Every day, more than a few...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Coming to ACT: Superfly sounds of The Earful

The American film industry owes a lot to funk music. I’m not talking about contributions from James Brown and George Clinton. I’m referring to instrumental bands that have provided long,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Six Dollar String Band: Keeping old-time alive

Durango’s Six Dollar String Band continues to be a local purveyor of a genre of music that out-dates us all. The quartet has been playing old-time music locally for three years. While its...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Mastery returns to shelves: great reissues of 2014

The music business can’t survive on new music alone. Many records are born again decades after their original release through the reissue, which often contains bonus material, outtakes and B-sides...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Ski season is here: it’s time to celebrate

Let the coming of winter and its beloved ski season be officially welcomed with a party. For the last decade, Ska Brewing Co. has partnered with Venture Snowboards, the Silverton-based snowboard...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

These numbers don’t lie: Best albums of 2014

The greatest feature of iTunes is showing the listener how many times he or she listened to a song or record. The numbers don’t lie. Here’s how things stacked up in my library in 2014. 10. Dave and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

A session of Congress that’s worth watching

Durango’s newest venue is off to a steady start, supplying another stage for performers in town. Opening in late October, The Balcony Backstage is picking up where The Summit left off by offering...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Lisa Blue’s new album is gift for her grandkids

Art documents time and preserves memories, and has done so since paint was put to canvas, words were printed to paper and sound etched into vinyl, tape or lesser-quality medium. When musicians...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Quiet, catchy alt-country from Wrecking Balls

Durango’s regional music community continues to explore and share their talents while keeping local recording studios busy with a generous output of sound. This month alone has seen or will see...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

L.A.’s ‘best live band’ heads to the Strater stage

“Los Angeles’ best live band” is quite the claim, and it’s not one that should be thrown around loosely. In a city with 3 million people and thousands of bands, “best live band” could be one...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

A new addition to Durango’s bluegrass family

Durango’s bluegrass music community continues to be an active and productive bunch. Shows are plentiful, with a growing number of fans and musicians eager to play, listen and play some more. Paul...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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