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Iconic Mavis Staples brings soul and world with new music at the Lincoln Center

For more than 60 years, Mavis Staples’ soul-stirring voice has woven itself into the fabric of gospel, soul, blues, folk, pop, R&B, and rock and she’s coming to the Lincoln Center January 20th. Mavis’ legendary raw and rasping voice became the anthem of the civil rights movement, with her songs moving audiences like a tide. She sings to the world as it is, but also to a way forward. Today, […]

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From Small Town Lights to Center Stage

Kicking off the new year, the Patti Fiasco will perform the ‘Love Fest’ at Washington’s with their longtime friends MAMA LENNY AND THE REMEDY on FRIDAY, JANUARY 25. Members of the Patti Fiasco include Ansel Foxley dobro, Alysia Kraft lead vocals and guitar, Dee Tyler lead guitarist, Niles Mischke bass and Peter Knudson, drummer. The band got its start on the small town stages in Wyoming but they have become […]

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“Eden’s Favorite Apple”

  CD Review “Eden’s Favorite Apple” Amy and the Peace Pipes By Steve Graham The title might reference original sin, and Amy Russell sings “we’re all going to die” in the first chorus, but Amy and the Peace Pipes remain musical beacons of joy and positivity on their new album. Listen while you read — Eden’s Favorite Apple on Soundcloud After all, Amy follows up the above lyric with “I’m […]

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Music you won’t want to miss

There is music in Northern Colorado all year round. January and February are no exception. Here are a few highlights of some upcoming shows at Washington’s in early February. These will be great shows you won’t want to miss. We have over 2,000 events on our online calendar in January alone! Be sure to check it out at http://scenenoco.com Dawes January 23, 8 pm It’s been nearly a decade since […]

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“Damn Good Dog”

EP review “Damn Good Dog” Willy Tea Taylor and the River Arkansas By Steve Graham Mike Clark didn’t start playing and writing music until he was 27 but the songs have been flowing freely ever since. His band, The River Arkansas, is due to release a live album and at least one new studio album this year. Meanwhile, the group popped out a surprise EP, “Damn Good Dog,” with California […]

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FoCoMX Artist Submissions are open

The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) presents the 11th Annual Fort Collins Music eXperiment (FoCoMX) on April 26 & 27, 2019. Artist submissions are now open until January 31st, 2019. All accepted artists will be offered at least one set at an official FoCoMX venue over the two (2) day span of the festival (April 26 + 27, 2019). Compensation: After expenses, the Fort Collins Musicians Association will be taking 20% of […]

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The FoCoMA Musicians Peer Awards

The FoCoMA Musicians Peer Awards are a peer-to-peer recognition ceremony organized by Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA). All musicians that regularly play in and around Fort Collins are encouraged to vote for the artists that they think best represent each of the genres of music. Voting is open for musicians only. The ceremony is open to the public for free with an RSVP. This year the award ceremony will be held […]

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When I Rise

Cary Morin’s sixth release, When I Rise, follows close on the heels of an international tour that spanned the U.S. and reached as far as Italy, France, and Germany. Born as a Crow tribal member and son of an air force officer in Billings, Montana, he spent the bulk of his youth in Great Falls, where he “cut his teeth” picking guitar standards at neighborhood get-togethers, before relocating to Northern Colorado […]

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Meet ‘Experience Rock Band’ Fat Stallion

Fat Stallion is an “Experience Rock” band out of Laramie, Wyo. Their motto is to create music that satisfies the heart and mind, all while proclaiming “unity over uniformity.” EMMA DAWN, trumpet, vocals and keys; JACK ELLIOTT,  bass and vocals; RILEY Wilkes, guitar and vocals; and LIGHT Goodfellow, beats and vocals. The band released the full-length album, “Diverted Eyes,” this year and has a hip-hop album in the works for […]

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Warm up the holidays with some Yarmony jams

By Steve Graham In between staging the 13th and 14th YarmonyGrass festivals, organizer Andrew McConathy is bringing his band and some other musician friends to Vail and Fort Collins for some Yarmony-style jams during the holidays. The Yarmony Holiday Heater takes over the Aggie Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 29. McConathy leads the Drunken Hearts, an “Electrifying Americana” quintet that will headline the show with songs that bridge rock and alt-country. […]