This band is not quite local, but they are honorary residents with their frequent visits to Telluride, Pueblo, Grand Junction and Denver. They have gained a fairly large following in Colorado within the country scene. The album is all very upbeat and uplifting, sounding similar to something closer to the genre of pop-country rather than bluegrass or raw country. They blend pop and country with a little Spanish flair in some songs. Each track is very easy to listen to and simple to sing along with. Although each song is so easy to listen to, the similar sound does get a little repetitive. However, the album is all very positive and uplifting, and very easy to dance to.
The sights, sounds, people and places of Northern Colorado are of their own unique breed and stature, as many can attest to. For Blue Grama, however, it was apparently no difficult task to transplant a little taste of Appalachia into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Fort Collins-based bluegrass sextet lavishly introduces us to the clear influences of Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Alison Krauss. Claw-hammer banjo picker Michael […]
3.5 stars out of 5 ‘Appalachian Americana’ artist Jeanne Jolly outlines the definition of versatile in her latest work, Angel. Her uncontested voice travels throughout the genres as the album progresses from the contemporary jazz-inspired “Sweet Love” to the modern country ballad “The Hard Way” and to the soulful “Round and Round Again.” The highlights of the album are consistently punctuated by lyrically charged vocal showcases by Jolly, often backed […]
4 stars out of 5 The criticisms of Megan Burtt’s latest release will undoubtedly be few and far between. The album, aptly titled In Good Company, will help to raise funds for the locally-based non-profit, Love Hope Strength. The admirable motives of the project may be enough to attract a strong support, though it is the focus on highlighting the best of Colorado sound that will draw a crowd. Burtt […]