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Bryant Liggett
Position: Staff reporter

Young Dubliners returns to Durango

Celtic rock band Young Dubliners’ young beginnings were as a bar band. Literally. In their early days in the mid-1990s, they were the house band for the bar that frontman and guitar player K...

Evan Fricke Experiment to release new album

If it’s American-made genres of music, then local musician Evan Fricke has likely played in a band specializing in said genres. He’s handled the low-end in bluegrass and jazz, rockabilly and...

iAM MUSIC Fest features Ramakhandra

Members of Denver-based band Ramakhandra all knew they had to make music with each other seconds after they met. They’re also a band that came together on the fly, and almost never could ha...

Ragwater brings the rock ’n’ roll

There’s been little rock ’n’ roll downtime for Chris Haas and Chris Rapp. The Pagosa Springs musicians – Haas a vocalist and Rapp a guitar player – have a musical partnership that dates back...

Adam Swanson returns to Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College

Pianist Adam Swanson is returning to the music venue where his college music studies ended. He’s been a mainstay of downtown Durango’s music scene since he began playing ragtime piano in th...

Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts play San Juan Brewfest

Country rock band Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts have quite the rhythm section. On drums for the Denver-based band is Michael Jochum, whose resume rattles off a load of names of the classic an...

Jerusafunk headlines iAM MUSIC Fest

If you had to classify the band Jerusafunk, you’d do so under the genre of, well, funk. It is in their name. But give the band a listen and you’ll hear much more – anything from klezmer to A...

Asleep at the Wheel comes to Durango

Ray Benson has thousands of 78 RPM records. Not “33 1/3,” which is your standard, 12-inch, long play record, otherwise known as “LP,” which it could be safe to say he has thousands of those,...

Noodle plays Rockin’ on the River Concert Series

College is a great catalyst for band formation. From Devo to Public Enemy, The Commodores to Phish, thousands of bands have formed when pursuit of higher education gave way to pursuit of mus...

Durango Brass builds on tradition

A town needs a brass band. Something with trumpets and cornets, French horns, euphoniums, trombones and tubas. Back in the day, it was common for each small town throughout the West to have...

Music in the Mountains Pops Night: The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Great American Cinema would be nothing without its scores. The man behind many of those familiar film scores is the great John Williams, who has written some of the most iconic themes for so...

The Crags celebrate new album with show

The music business is a drag. It’s a business that can be unforgiving, at times awarding mediocrity and ignoring some releases that truly are great. The indie level has always been the go-to...