Tag Archive for bluegrass

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Dolly Parton. Red Rocks. 07.27.16

Dolly Parton. Red Rocks. 07.27.16 Many living legends have found their way onto the stage at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, but very few have been able to compete with the natural spectacle of the venue. Dolly Parton proved to be an exception to the rule on Wednesday night. At 70 years old, the woman best known for… Read more →

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Chris Stapleton. El Rey Theatre. 11.13.15

Chris Stapleton. El Rey Theatre. 11.13.15 “It looks like we’re going to have some fun tonight.” Those words were obviously meant for the packed house at the El Rey Theatre in Chico, California, but Chris Stapleton couldn’t take his eyes off his wife when he spoke them. Concealing his true identity behind a grizzly mane and a weathered cowboy hat,… Read more →

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Sturgill Simpson. Ogden Theatre. 11.05.15

Sturgill Simpson. Ogden Theatre. 11.05.15 As the old-timey sounds of The Osborne Brothers’ “Listening to the Rain” bled into the glammy jam of T. Rex’s “The Motivator”, the man who has been called the Savior of Country Music didn’t have much to say about anything at all. It had only been twenty-four hours since Chris Stapleton embarrassed the status quo… Read more →

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Jason Isbell. Ryman Residency. 2015

Jason Isbell. Ryman Residency. October 2015 You made some new friends after the show But you’ll forget their names In 24 frames We were halfway through the first Jason Isbell performance of the weekend when his latest single found its way into the setlist. The song (which uses frames per second as a metaphor for how fast life can change)… Read more →

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Sturgill Simpson. Red Rocks. 07.11.15

Sturgill Simpson. Red Rocks. 07.11.15 “I listen to everything except for country music.” If I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard that, I would have a crapload of quarters. Even my mother, who literally grew up in the rodeo, couldn’t stand it when my dad would tune the dial to the country station. “It’s all the same song,”… Read more →

The Avett Brothers Sell Out Red Rocks: 07/09/11

‘There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light‘ Appropriate words to open The Avett Brother‘s first ever headlining set at Red Rocks.  As darkness claimed the night, the gods proved themselves to be bluegrass fans.  The threatening thunder clouds gave way to a clear black sky and the brothers received an uninterrupted two hours of perfect Colorado weather.  With… Read more →

Red Rocks 2010!

The first two shows have been announced!  Nothing to write home about…but it just makes me excited to see Red Rocks pop up on upcoming shows! June 5th – Big Head Todd & The Monsters @ 7:30pm (tickets onsale Feb 5th @ 10am) July 23rd, 24th & 25th – The String Cheese Incident @ 7:30pm (tickets onsale Feb 13th @… Read more →