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Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings shared their amazing skill with us at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival   The Waifs made sitting in the rain a non-event  at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival   Sufjan Stevens was mind blowing  at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival   The Wood Brothers filled my music [...]

My daughter Jamie and I found ourselves available to travel for 3 months and decided to take a road trip to explore the west coast of the United States. We traveled through Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado in our RV.   History – Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park, AZ [...]

John Butler Trio on tour for their “Flesh and Blood” album at the Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA. It was a pilgrimage for Lewis Cooper and I to travel to CA to see one of our favorite bands, JBT. I had been listening to the new album the entire week before the concert and thought my [...]

Jackson Emmer with The Howling Kettles, Sam Moss and Evan Cory Levine. You know when you sit in a restaurant and you hear a table laughing and there is an impulse in you that you want to join them because they’re having the best time being together? Well, that was what it was like to [...]

Elephant Revival’s final show of the tour on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 in their hometown Boulder, Colorado. Here is a collection of select images from this celebration of music and arts.  For more details about the band members see the Ogden Theatre post.  To see more images from the evening visit my Renee Ramge Photograph [...]

Elephant Revival ended a six week tour coming home to Colorado and began the weekend of music at the Ogden Theatre. Elephant Revival’s sold out show at the Ogden Theatre – November 8, 2013.

Labor Day Festival in Snowmass, Colorado Friday, August 30th: Jason Mraz – More images on my Flickr page. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – More images on my Flickr page. Saturday, August 31st: Keith Urban – More images on my Facebook page. Train – More images on my Flickr page. Little Big Town Sunday, September [...]

This is my favorite festival of the year, tucked in a majestic setting with a lovely redwood stage.  You may know the headliners, but you’re always discovering and learning about new bands.  Here is a sample of the bands we discovered this year and some favorites revisited.  If you’d like to see more images visit [...]

May 10 – 12, 2013   Few select photos from the 3 days of great music at the festival. For more photos at this time visit Renee Ramge Photography on Facebook. Vintage Trouble Alabama Shakes Andrew Bird Flaming Lips The Black Keys Allen Stone Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros Ben Harper Charlie Musselwhite Donnavon Frankenrieter Mavis [...]

Legendary singer songwriter John Oates performed at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale, CO for a fundraiser for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School on April 6, 2013.  John played new music that he’s been collaborating with other artist to create and that he will be releasing sometime in the near future . The intimate setting allowed for [...]

The Elephant Revival quintet is from Nederland, Colorado and they have a sound that is hard to categorize with elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk.  All members of the band could be leads in their own groups, but together they create a powerful sound that touches your heart and makes you sing their [...]

The Paranoid Social Club stopped by Steve’s Guitars intimate listening room on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 and reminded me that I really do love a rockin’ band.  It’s something about the intensity gets me going. The band hails from Portland Maine and are sweeping across the country on tour.  They are an American rock band, [...]

If you research James McMurtry you’ll find dozens of famous writers of music and word quoted as giving credit to to James as being the greatest lyricist of our generation.  His songs are fearless and he covers topics that others dare not explore.  Last nights performance at PAC3, in Carbondale CO was filled with fans [...]

Carrie Rodriguez came to Steve’s Guitars, in Carbondale CO, on February 17, 2013 to a packed house of loyal fans, that many had traveled long distances to her play her fiddler and sing her beautiful songs.  I attended at the recommendation of Steve, as this was my first time hearing Carrie, and was not disappointed. [...]

Jackson Emmer is a songwriter, vocalist, and strings player from Palo Alto, California. His work pairs storytelling with simple sounds.  His mercurial performances, disarming voice and instrumental prowess are unmistakable.  I had the privilege of being invited to visit Jackson in the studio and was able to video these tracks from his upcoming new album.  [...]

Based in the Bay Area (DeVeaux in Oakland, Hadero in San Francisco), the singer-songwriters stopped by Steve’s Guitars unique listening room to share their sweet sounds with those lucky enough to be in attendance.

Willy Porter is an accomplished finger-styling guitarist though he has focused more on song-based playing since his more free-form ensemble playing of the mid 1990s.

Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel performed in Aspen on January 29, 2013. He is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world.

Moors & McCumber at Steve’s Guitars, Carbondale CO on Friday, January 25th. James Moors and Kort McCumber are an acoustic duo that crafts beautiful story songs that walk the line between rootsy folk and melodic pop. The two songwriters met at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in 2005. Sitting around a campfire swapping songs, they [...]

Laurie & Katelyn Shook may look alike, but their sound is unique by layering acoustic instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of a looping machine, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone.  Their technic sets their sound apart, creating an eclectic and eccentric blend.

As a bluegrass band that’s anything but traditional, Mountain Standard Time follows in the footsteps of such Colorado greats as The String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon. While leading acoustically with guitar and mandolin, MST brands its own style, boasting a big, full-band sound with keyboards, electric bass, drums, and electronic effects. They performed and [...]

Roster McCabe… mixing reggae, funk and guitar-rock… led by Steele’s searing vocals and Daum’s twisting guitar solos… [is one of] five up-and-coming jam bands that could draw audiences to the festivals of tomorrow. – BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances [...]

Since 1993, Carbondale has been enjoying this eclectic, easygoing music-listening room. Steve has hosted over 500 shows and presented hundreds of talented musicians coming from all over the states and foreign lands. His mission is to promote good live music in a room where the top priority is the music. It’s a great place to [...]