Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


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

A history of KDUR Cover Night

KDUR Cover Nights have grown into a fire-breathing monster of an event that equally entertains and angers. Entertains because the events (full disclosure: I’ve organized these things for years and...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Celtic Festival lets you travel without leaving town

Durango is on the rise as a player in the international Celtic community. Despite being about 4,600 miles from Ireland and Scotland, the efforts of the Durango Celtic Society and the Durango...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Lawn Chair Kings kick off campaign

Rock band Lawn Chair Kings have been a vital part of the Durango music scene now for close to 20 years. Their sound has remained appealing to anyone who may carry a niche interest in music that...

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

Afrobeatniks release new album ‘Wontanara’

Musicians get bitten by the bug. That bug being one particular genre or style that soon takes over, and from that point forward your musical trajectory goes in the direction of whatever genre that...

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

The Infamous Stringdusters return to Durango

Editor’s note: KDUR Station Manager Bryant Liggett’s “Downtown Lowdown” music column returns to The Durango Herald. It will run on Fridays in the Arts & Entertainment section. Live around Durango...

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

Collins lets us hear John Denver by proxy

John Denver was a hard musician to classify. He was a singer-songwriter who existed outside of the folk crowd, and a country musician void of the Nashville scene. Best known for penning “Rocky...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Hi-Beams have the honky-tonk hustle down

Greg Schochet’s exploration of the guitar continues to be a life-long pursuit. It’s a quest to enhance and expand his ability to understand and play the many styles that make up what is now called...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Las Cafeteras’ ‘Real History of the Americas’

Songwriting is storytelling. Since man began making melody and music, songs have come together to weave tales of history and heritage that have carried on into the rock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop age. ...

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

Blue Hornets bring the ska back to Ska

The history of ska in Europe and America is littered with aging punk rockers. With its roots in Jamaica, fusing calypso and American rhythm and blues, its second wave influenced the angsty...

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

Joe Buck Yourself brings country punk

In a world of polished pop music, watered down punk and country music ripe for an elevator, it’s great to have musicians come along and hit you like a punch in the jaw. Someone that hollers songs...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

You can call Stroud a six-string stuntman

Frank Zappa called them stunt-guitar players. They were the few that Zappa hired to pull off some guitar work he couldn’t himself. Steve Vai was one, a player with plenty of chops that made solos...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Behind the scenes at the Four Corners Folk Festival

This is a festival-heavy region. They come most weekends all summer long, impeding your sleep schedule and depleting your bank account while giving you a dose of acoustic-based music. One of the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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