Tag Archive for folk

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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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Father John Misty. Ellie Caulkins. 04.09.16

Father John Misty. Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 04.09.16 In the closing song on Father John Misty’s first album, Fear Fun, Joshua Michael Tillman comes close to explaining why he chose to use a pseudonym. “Joseph Campbell and The Rolling Stones couldn’t give me a myth, so I had to write my own,” he complains, before admitting to never liking the… Read more →

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Joanna Newsom. Boulder Theater. 04.03.16

Joanna Newsom. Boulder Theater. 04.03.16 Growing up in a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains was a pleasurable experience, but the lack of culture drove me away at the first opportunity. Like many others before me, I wanted to experience life outside of Auburn, California. San Diego became my launching pad. From there I traveled the… Read more →

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Bruce Springsteen. Pepsi Center. 03.31.16

Bruce Springsteen. Pepsi Center. 03.31.16 The River opens with “The Ties That Bind”, a song that uses a long dark highway to measure the distance between two hearts. The River ends with “Wreck on the Highway”, a song that uses a fatal car crash as a metaphor for one’s own mortality. The story comes to a close with the protagonist… Read more →

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Dead & Company. 1stBank Center. 11.25.15

Dead & Company. 1stBank Center. 11.25.15 Part I: My Personal Thoughts Before The Show Let me start out by saying I’ve never really liked the Grateful Dead. As a fan of music in general, I’ve always respected the legacy the band built over the thirty years they existed, but I’ve never understood the draw. I consider myself a live music connoisseur… Read more →

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Damien Rice. Iron & Wine. Red Rocks. 08.10.15

Damien Rice. Iron & Wine. Red Rocks. 08.10.15 The transformative process of puberty is something every boy experiences. It’s a part of growing up. The physical and biological changes can cause excitement, confusion, anxiety and anger – sometimes all within the running time of a single song. As men, we sometimes forget what it was like to lose control of… Read more →

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Hozier / Dawes. Red Rocks. 08.02.15

Hozier / Dawes. Red Rocks. 08.02.15 As much as our 12-year-old daughter loves going to concerts with her parents, especially when we drag her to see bands that peaked before she was born, she seems to enjoy herself much more when she can bring a friend along. So when the Red Rocks schedule starts to emerge each year, I’m always… Read more →

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Hollywood Palomino Night. The Roxy. 04.26.15

Hollywood Palomino Night. The Roxy. 04.26.15 What defines country music? Wikipedia defines it as a “genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States in the 1920s.” It goes on to say country music “often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments.”  I can’t really argue with those… Read more →