Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


About: Bryant Liggett is a freelancewriter and KDUR station manager.

Big brass sounds of New Orleans to hit Durango stage

The Youngblood Brass Band may as well be school music program ambassadors for any school district that questions the value of its music program. The 10-piece brass band formed out of the fertile...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Power duo’ El Ten Eleven is not

The jury is still out on the genre of Los Angeles instrumental rock band El Ten Eleven. While more terms get created daily for any number of bands doing any number of things, a lot of descriptions...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

This won’t be your average New Year’s Eve night out

Forty-four years in and I remain on an annual fence with New Year’s Eve. The day is here, and I’m completely undecided about what to do. As much as I’d like to say “I had the most epic time at a...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Photographer creates bedroom community in latest exhibit

Photographer McCarson Jones could make models out of all of us. Her latest exhibit of photographs, titled “Underpinnings,” is a series featuring 35 different women. They’re not models, nor do the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

From the ‘Prairie’ to the mountains

Robin and Linda Williams began their musical journey together in 1971. The duo, playing country, folk and bluegrass, started playing and recording as part of the Minneapolis folk scene. It is now...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Have happy hour in Buckley Park

The recent hype surrounding alternative-music venues demands the mention of a larger alternative venue. House concerts, listening rooms and art spaces doubling as venues are a wonderful thing, but...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

McCalla Drops in at Studio & with a midweek musical treat

Multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla is a woman who has, in few short years, taken just about every route you can as a professional musician. The Haitian-American who grew up in New Jersey began...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Weather or not, Meltdown is here

Winter is over, and festival season for 2013 will kick into high gear this weekend with the aptly named Durango Bluegrass Meltdown.Now in its 19th year, it remains a heralded but still...

DATE: April 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Old North State is bidding Durango goodbye

Aiming high sometimes means moving on. Old North State, the local acoustic rock and bluegrass band that has at times been a duo, a trio and a quartet, is pulling up stakes for higher hopes.No...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Split Livers mix best of 2 worlds

Great musical minds tend to think alike. There are musicians everywhere doing the same folk thing, the same bluegrass thing, the same country thing or the same rock thing. Then, there are the jam...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Is Rochester Hotel your next happy-hour stop?

Local writer Fred Wildfang has put together some wonderful books containing historical photos from our area. One such book is part of the “Images of America” series called Durango. Its last few...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

Ramone gets new life – posthumously

You can’t argue the Ramones’ contribution to music. The New York punk quartet achieved perfection through their simplicity; three chords, 3 minutes (tops) and they stand the test of time today,...

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Music

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