Downtown Lowdown

Bryant Liggett covers the hottest music acts in Durango

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With Gourds on hiatus, Kevin Russell shining with Shinyribs

Kevin Russell is a big fan of sense of place. The founding member of the on-hiatus Gourds, and...

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Grushkin’s foot-stomping album is 30 years in the works

A young Jonas Grushkin played piano because of the drums. When he was a kid, the New...

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Gritty songwriting and the ‘broke-ass dream’

Soul-grass. Dark Gospel. Or maybe you can call it Gothic swing. You can pair together many...

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Rochester’s Secret Garden puts a new spin on music venues

Musicians are finding non-traditional venues as hot-spots to perform, something outside of a...

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These brothers don’t bicker & Elder Grown keeps growing

Band members bicker. They are co-workers, and if co-workers aren’t bickering,...

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Denver’s Hi*Beams bring hard, fast alt-country to the park

They are a band that mastered a lot of the sounds that people dig on around Denver, the Front...

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The best of 2017 so far (or what I’ve listened to the most)

Six months into 2017 and I’m losing the battle against the list of new music. I...

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Erik Nordstrom’s favorite shows to pass through Durango

I met Erik Nordstrom in 2000. I was the music director at KDUR; he hosted a 3 to 6 a.m. radio...