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Kacey Musgraves. Bluebird Theater. 04.20.16

Kacey Musgraves. Bluebird Theater. 04.20.16 It was 4/20 in Denver, Colorado and the place was packed. “Stir It Up” was rattling the house speakers as familiar aromas filled the air. There was nothing to suggest this 420 concert would be any different than the myriad of others taking place across the state all week; especially when Bob Marley gave way… Read more →

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Lucinda Williams. Bluebird Theater. 04.12.16

Lucinda Williams. Bluebird Theater. 04.12.16 Seeing Lucinda Williams’ name lit up on the marquee at the Bluebird Theater was something special, but being in such close proximity to the living legend while she performed one of my all-time favorite songs was something else altogether. Quoted as saying she’d rather “play a few nights at the Fillmore than play one night… Read more →

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John Moreland. Swallow Hill. 03.06.16

John Moreland. Swallow Hill. 03.06.16 Yesterday I wrote about my experience taking a couple teenagers to see Carly Rae Jepsen in concert. A few hours later, I found myself in a completely different situation altogether. Witnessing John Moreland perform for a silent, seated room of 300 people at Swallow Hill was nothing like seeing Carly Rae Jepsen lead a multi-generational… Read more →

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Nikki Lane. Bluebird Theater. 12.06.15

Nikki Lane. Bluebird Theater. 12.06.15 My wife and I got married on a cold December night in Denver, Colorado. We went down to the courthouse, said our vows, and then found our way to the Grizzly Rose to meet some friends. A young country artist named Miranda Lambert performed that night. The honky-tonk off I-25 was pretty packed, but nowhere… 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 →