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Archive for January, 2013

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 [...]

Ed Jurdi, Band of Heathens – Ed Jurdi is a singer-songwriter, blues-rock guitarist and a founding member of the Americana group the Band of Heathens. The Band of Heathens are an American Rock and Roll band from Austin Texas and in 2011 they came to Carbondale, CO to perform at PAC3, where I was able to catch their show and [...]

Above photos were taken at Matt Haslett’s Amuse CD Release Party on Saturday, January 12th, at The Blend in Carbondale CO. Below are a few videos from the same event. If you would like to learn more about Matt and The Matt Haslett Band you can visit his website www.matthaslett.com Angel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrX5G1eo3NE The Canyon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1VUnYpnjyw By The [...]

Was able to catch one of my favorite artist Joss Stone in Boston, in October 2012 at The House of Blues. Opening for her was Vintage Trouble, a group of energetic and talent musicians. Joss was amazing and Vintage Trouble is now on my regular playlist. If you ever get a chance to take in either of these artist [...]