By David McIntyre -  Lyons Bluesologist
Leave it to Danny Shafer to come up with an idea like his Songbook. There is no plastic CD with this project, just a book and a download card for the music on Songbook. Not only is it innovative but it is free.
Those of you who have followed this column over the years, probably know my affection for solo performers, one person, one instrument, one heart, one soul, three chords and the truth. Songbook is the epitome of

 

 

By Dave McIntyre, Bluesologist
The band Espresso! is a joy to listen to, and I have been a big fan of theirs for years. They merge two musical traditions: red-hot Gypsy jazz and sweet American swing tunes. Gypsy jazz is also known as gypsy swing, or hot club jazz, and is a style of jazz generally accepted to have started by the Belgian-born,


Showing Boulder County: People and Places
October 5-January 27, 2019

Opening Reception on October 5 from 6-9pm
First Congregational Church
1128 Pine St, Boulder 80302

Join us for the Opening of this juried BCAA Members' Exhibition featuring Boulder County People and Places! Artists will have works in a variety of mediums on view and for sale. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the Opening Reception here: https://www.bouldercountyarts.org

 

 

By Ken Singer
Tickets went on sale for the 46th annual RockyGrass Festival months ago, and quickly sold out. The reputation of this production, as well as having some of the biggest names in bluegrass, drew people in from across the state and the country, as well as a host of international music fans. A good number of the bands had a connection to Colorado

 

 

Small Town Stew

To make a small town stew,
You need a cauldron just the right size;
    The whole town nestles there
    Between walls of red rock
    With high mountain views
    And two rivers running through it.

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