Tag Archives: Americana

Jalan Crossland Packs Cheyenne Downtown

Cheyenne’s Fridays at the Hynds is a bootstrap affair to bring more folks Downtown after work and to provide a friendly venue somewhere between the solo stage and the larger clubs.  I say bring folks downtown, rather than keep them … Continue reading

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Free On This Mountain: Top Tracks I Played in 2013

A song is poetry in motion. A good album choreographs that poetry, it tells a story, it tells a tale.  It’s not just the “concept” albums, those are the easy stories to tell when we can come straight out and … Continue reading

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Albums I Should Have Bought in 2013 – The Year of the Honky Tonk

This was the year I came home to the Front Range music scene.  I went out—as much as my new job and my middle age preference for napping permitted—to see live music.  I went out to see Halden Wofford & … Continue reading

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The Cantrells Come to the Library: An Americana Myth of Home

I wandered again through my home in the mountain Where in youth’s early dawn I was happy and free. I look for my friends, but I never could find ‘em. I found they were all rank strangers to me. -”Rank … Continue reading

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Rutsfest to Debut as Cheyenne’s Premier Pick-a-thon

This weekend offers non-stop Americana/bluegrass/string band/jamgrass goodness on the Colorado-Wyoming border, at Cheyenne’s premier Rutsfest.  Alicia at Wheel Ruts Productions is putting on a real she-bang: Cheyenne’s own Beatgrass New Denver trad-country bad boys The Semaphores Fort Collins’ own Blue Gramma … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Frontier Days

After 117 years, Cheyenne has learned how to throw a party.  Just before the turn of the last century, a railroad promoter & a local newspaper editor organized a small festival to bring folks in from out of town.  The … Continue reading

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Halden Wofford Rocks the Honky Tonk at LaPorte

. Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams played the Swing Station (Bar Double S) in LaPorte, Colorado, Friday 10 May 2013.  The band drops their new album, Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk, this weekend.  We got a couple previews and it promises … Continue reading

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Free Is Good: @__NoraJane Struthers Party Time

Nora Jane Struthers, lately of Bearfoot Bluegrass Band, is out and about with her upcoming solo album.  So out with some old (music) to make way for the new (music) due out mid-April. NoiseTrade Exclusive Music Give Away! MARCH 19, … Continue reading

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Acoustic, Alt.Country, Bluegrass and the Texas Blues—JC’s Americana Turns Ten

Alison Krauss’ Choctaw Hayride instrumental sprang to life through the monitor speakers in the studio at 7pm Mountain Time on the 1st Tuesday in March, 2003.  It was the first week on the air for KRFC-FM in Fort Collins, Colorado, … Continue reading

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Bearfoot, Back at Avo’s

Who says you can’t go home again? It’s been almost a decade since I had the pleasure of dining at Avogadro’s Number in Old Town, Fort Collins.  But when I walked back in the door the other night it was just … Continue reading

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