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Grace-ful blues: Young Fort Collins teen brings new life to old-style music

By Steve Graham One of the most respected blues musicians in Colorado is Grace Kuch, a 15-year-old homeschooled Fort Collins girl. This year, the Mile High Blues Society sent Kuch to the International Blues Challenge, the world’s largest blues conference, which takes place over a week in January with workshops and, of course, plenty of live jams and showcases on Memphis’ legendary Beale Street. “It’s all of your best music […]

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A “BLUES-Y AS HELL” NIGHT

Charlie Parr, RL Cole, Wonky Tonk and Sam Gillis recently performed at Swing Station in LaPorte, CO. Here is how they kept everyone grooving into the early hours of the morning.   BY: REBECCA LAPOLE Sam Gillis opened the night on a stool, with his guitar, singing songs that were “blues-y as hell,” according to RL Cole, who followed him up with his own brand of possessed, gritty, soul with […]