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It’s all in your head: Shred music

by Dawne Belloise November 9, 2012 Mountain Music

Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort It’s here, it’s finally here… the month we’ve all been waiting through the off-season brown, beefing up with pot lucks, brews and conditioning classes in anticipation of burning quadriceps and lifts cranking up to take us to the magnificent white glory. It’s cause for celebration. Opening day […]

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Free Concerts

Keeping It Free…

by Dawne Belloise July 6, 2012 July 2012

Fortunately, there are free concerts, and lots of them, for you to flee freely to throughout spectacular mountain venues

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Blues Train

Ridin’ the Rhythm Rails

by Dawne Belloise June 4, 2012 June 2012

Check out these events where trains and music come together.

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by Dawne Belloise May 4, 2012 May 2012

Just when you thought we were safely out of the ’60s, along comes another generation glomming onto some of the love, peace and music concepts idealistically developed back in our various decade-long delusional altered states.

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Soul Center Bridge

A Little Traveling Music, Maestro

by Dawne Belloise April 3, 2012 April 2012

Cars and trucks may be the vehicles, but music is what gets us there.

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Luthier Louis Hayes works the struts on one of his guitars. Photo: Dawne Belloise


by Dawne Belloise February 2, 2012 February - March 2012

There are many luthiers to be found throughout the mountain states.

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Country music lyrics in action on the bar at Kochevar's in Crested Butte. Photo: Dawne Belloise

Regrooving Country in the Rockies

by Dawne Belloise January 3, 2012 January 2012

You won’t admit it, even though your bluegrass friends might be more understanding, but you are secretly amused by the emoto-schlock lyrics served up by classic country music.

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John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together

Far Out! Pass the Wassail and Crank Up John Denver

by Dawne Belloise December 6, 2011 December 2011

With just one song, John Denver did more to uplift the Yuletide spirit of more folk all over the country than a bowl full of wassail.

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Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass Becomes Bearish on the Green Room

by Kimberly Nicoletti December 6, 2011 December 2011

The band sauntered toward the door with beers and instruments in hand — none of which could immediately help them with what they encountered next.

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From the collection of Thom Sontag. The Rudy Toot band rocks the Pioneer Inn in its early wilder days. Left to right: Bob 'Rudy' Kittle, Mickey 'Boom-Boom' McAdams, Thom Sontag, Russell Kortright, Dan Fogelberg.

Camp Rock & Roll – The Pioneer Inn and Caribou Ranch of Nederland

by Dawne Belloise November 2, 2011 Mountain Music

I mean, how many places can you go where both you and your dog get arrested in the same day?

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