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An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt
Jun05

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt   What it Means to be a Small Town Funkadelic Band, on the Rise   What are your intentions for your musical future? “If you asked me five years ago, I would have said we’re headed for Red Rocks,” Derek said in a phone interview last week. Now, he seeking and reaching for a joy-seeking experience. The road to Red Rocks carries more stress than you may initially...

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Chatham County Line
May31

Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line has never been shy about crossing borders. Birthed from country rockers Stillhouse in 1999, the Raleigh, NC-based quartet initially referred to its sound as new traditional, “We were in love with bluegrass, so we wanted to play bluegrass without really being trained in it,” Chatham County Line’s vocalist/guitarist Dave Wilson says. The group used the term “guerrilla bluegrass” to describe themselves in those early...

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Durango’s Summer Music Festival
May22

Durango’s Summer Music Festival

As Summer begins here in Durango, live music and entertainment is on the top of nearly everyone’s agenda. Here are a few ideas if you’re interested in getting involved in the local music scene.   1. Secret Garden Summer Concert Series The Rochester Hotel hosts a community concert series through the summer months every year in Durango. This community concert series supports 10 nonprofit organizations in Durango’s...

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Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry
May10

Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry

Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed John Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror Denver’s voice and clean-cut look takes audiences back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song”...

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Iris DeMent
May03

Iris DeMent

Grounded in hymns, early country songs, gospel and folk, Iris DeMent’s work is treasured by those who know it for its insight and unabashed beauty. As noted by NPR, “Iris DeMent makes music that celebrates humanity’s efforts toward salvation, while acknowledging that most of our time on Earth is spent reconciling with the fact that we don’t feel so redeemed.” Merle Haggard dubbed her “the best singer I’ve ever heard” and asked...

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Loverboy – Saturday May 18
Apr19

Loverboy – Saturday May 18

Saturday, May 18 Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center Doors open at 7PM • Show starts at 8PM VIP $49 Reserved $39 • GA $29

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Ayla Nereo with Elijah Ray & Amber Lily
Mar15

Ayla Nereo with Elijah Ray & Amber Lily

AYLA NEREO – BY THE LIGHT OF THE DARK MOON TOUR 2019 W/ ELIJAH RAY AND AMBER LILY Thu · March 28, 2019 Doors: 7:00 pm/ Show: 7:30 pm(event ends at 11:45 pm) THE ANIMAS CITY THEATRE – MUSIC Tickets: $20/$22 Ayla Nereo is a voice for the planet, a beacon of light, a modern bard of beauty singing directly from her soul. With lyrical poetry splashing like dazzling paint across a canvas of sound, she builds layer upon layer of...

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Stephen Marley Acoustic Tour with special guest Koral Delatierra
Mar01

Stephen Marley Acoustic Tour with special guest Koral Delatierra

Stephen Robert Nesta “Raggamuffin” Marley is a Jamaican-American musician who is the son of Bob Marley and his wife Rita Marley. He is an eight-time Grammy Award winner (including Grammys for Best Reggae Album and the Best Alternative Hip Hop performance, a first for a Jamaican artist.) Marley is said to display artistic creativity associated with American legends such as Stevie Wonder and Prince, composing and producing...

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Jazz on the Hill
Oct26

Jazz on the Hill

This year’s Jazz on the Hill promises great food and great entertainment by torch-singer Storm Strong.

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Get The Led Out “The American Led Zeppelin”
Sep13

Get The Led Out “The American Led Zeppelin”

Back by popular demand. From the bombastic and epic, to the folksy and mystical, Get the Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of the renowned Led Zeppelin, bringing it to the concert stage. The band’s accomplished musicians recreate Zeppelin’s songs in all their depth, including the studio overdubs that Zeppelin never performed live. Whether it’s the passion and fury with which GTLO delivers the blues-soaked,...

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Music in The Mountains – The Show Will Go On!
Jul12

Music in The Mountains – The Show Will Go On!

The Music in the Mountains Festival is ready for audiences. All it needs now are ticket sales.

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Stillwater Party in the Park
May11

Stillwater Party in the Park

Join us for this day-long event featuring Stillwater Music youth bands, plus string ensembles from Be Frank and musical theater groups from Durango Arts Center. Over 100 students will perform and there will be booths hosted by area organizations featuring many summer programs for kids. Yummy food, family friendly – don’t miss it! FREE ADMISSION Many thanks to Alpine Bank and Durango Friends of the Arts for sponsoring Party...

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Farewell Angelina with special guest, The Cannondolls
Apr06

Farewell Angelina with special guest, The Cannondolls

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group featuring four powerhouse vocalists who are equally dynamic songwriters and talented instrumentalists. The blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned them wide praise, including from Rolling Stone, “Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass… deft playing…into one sonic knockout...

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The Expanders Performing Live!
Apr06

The Expanders Performing Live!

Now celebrating their second consecutive #1 Billboard Reggae Album following 2015’s Hustling Culture, The Expanders’ Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol. 2 sees the band reaching another impressive #1 milestone in the midst of their “Roots Train Fall Tour” with Iya Terra & For Peace Band, running through the end of October. The Expanders consist of John Asher (Drums, Vocals), John Butcher (Guitar, Vocals), Roy Fishell (Organs),...

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Durango Celtic Festival
Mar08

Durango Celtic Festival

It’s time for the Sixth Annual Durango Celtic Festival. Once again Durango offers another fantastic weekend festival that celebrates culture and music. March 8-11, there will be various workshops and performances in downtown Durango. Events will be held at the Henry Strater Theatre and the Irish Embassy Pub. Starting Thursday evening, there is a full schedule of performances.  Performers include: Old Blind Dogs, Daimh, The Hydes, Ed...

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Durango Bach Festival
Mar06

Durango Bach Festival

The 11th annual Durango Bach Festival opens with two Student Recitals Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church followed by receptions in the Parish Hall. The week-long festival continues with Bach’s Lunch, a half-hour recital Monday through Friday, March 12–16 at noon, followed by lunch in the Parish Hall at St. Mark’s. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers. Concert...

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Tonight & Saturday only – Southwest Music Festival!

3rd Annual Southwest Music Festival tonight & Saturday at the Animas City Theatre Headlining this year are The Main Squeeze from L.A. bringing hypnotic, hip-hop driven funky soul, and the psychedelic soul of the Monophonics from San Franscisco. Also taking the stage will be: The Durango Funk All Stars featuring Stillwater instructors Evan Suiter and Ryan McCurry, Stillwater mentor Chris Ross and the awesome organizer of this event...

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