David Michael Boyd is reversing that process, playing a public concert of songs he wrote with real Colorado inmates. His band, Davey and the Blu Dog, is performing a free concert with special guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Music District building on South College Avenue. The show is part of the Blues Behind Bars project.
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Blues Behind Bars brings inmate-penned tunes to Music District

By Steve Graham Johnny Cash famously sang “Folsom Prison Blues,” a fictional prisoner story, for real inmates in California. David Michael Boyd is reversing that process, playing a public concert of songs he wrote with real Colorado inmates. His band, Davey and the Blu Dog, is performing a free concert with special guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Music District building on South College Avenue. The show […]

Steve Poltz. Photo credit Laura Partain
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Shine On Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz new release Shine On is a well-written spark of light and creation that truly lives up to its title. Poltz is coming to The Armory on March 7, 2019, to shed some of his positive vibes on Fort Collins. “I just sort of always make up songs. It’s super fun to create and put words together. So I usually end up with a bunch of tunes and sometimes I […]

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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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Head for the Hills Goes Vinyl at the Mishawaka

Head for the Hills, formed in 2003 in Fort Collins, Colorado while living in the dorm rooms at Colorado State University. Adam Kinghorn (guitar/vocals), then a freshman, was playing guitar and noticed Matt Loewen (upright bass/vocals) walking down the hall with a cool band T-shirt and he called out, “hey guy, we gotta jam sometime.” Adam was visiting a friend’s dorm room, and Joe Lessard (violin/vocals) was the neighbor. Joe […]

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Canadarado – A Creative Convergence of Coloradan and Canadian Musical Professionals.

Last Saturday marked Canadarado‘s (Canada/Colorado) 2017 visit to the Music District in Old Town Fort Collins. The goal of the program was quite simple – To determine how we can assist Fort Collins’ and Denver’s expanding music industry at any and all levels of music production. The answer was a little more elaborate. Music professionals from Vancouver and across Canada sat down with local musicians to discuss their craft, and […]

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The Burroughs Soulful Strut

Sitting in the listening room at The Music District, Johnny Burroughs, lead singer of Greeley’s nine-piece soul band The Burroughs, is talking about the upcoming release of their first studio album. “The new album is our coming-of-age statement,” Burroughs says. “It’s about falling in love, tumultuous emotions, and how you can choose your identity and find peace inside frustrations.” The record, entitled Got To Feel, was recorded at Mighty Fine […]

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KRFC FM: Live @ Lunch Is Back!

After a year-long hiatus for studio renovations and an extreme amount of planning, non-profit Northern Colorado public radio station, KRFC, is officially bringing back their show Live @ Lunch. The tradition of celebrating live and local music will kick off on December 5 with special guests, 12 Cents for Marvin. From noon until 1 p.m.,  Live @ Lunch will feature a variety of local bands from a wide range of […]

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Online Musical Matchmaking

Photo by: Tomas Herrera ItyDity.com is the premier music production network and marketplace. On ItyDity, artists can hold contests to find producers and session musicians who can help elevate their demos and EP’s to the next level. A singer-songwriter herself, ItyDity’s founder, and co-worker at The Music District in Fort Collins, Emily Satterlee aims to make it easier for artists to find collaborators who understand their musical vision and to […]

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Music Connects Cultures

A pioneering group of 25 musicians from 17 countries around the world will be taking up residency here in Fort Collins for one week from October 16-23. OneBeat is a groundbreaking international network of leading artistic, technological and social innovators in music. Now in its sixth year, OneBeat is cultivating a collaboration of over 150 artists from 44 countries and employs original music as a potent new form of cultural […]

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NPR Music Winner Shares With the Community

Classically trained violinist and songwriter, Gaelynn Lea, has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, with an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry, and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Gaelynn is currently working on her fourth […]