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Mountain Hootchie-Kooch Takes Off

Mountain Hootchie-Kooch Takes Off

by Dawne Belloise April 5, 2011 April 2011

Always threatened to run off and join the circus? Good news… it’s within the realm of possibility with even more options and you can stay based in your mountain home paradise. You can still run away and throw your hat, and most of your clothes for that matter, into the world of burlesque. It doesn’t […]

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Life on the Mountain Music Road

Life on the Mountain Music Road

by Kimberly Nicoletti April 5, 2011 April 2011

High-altitude sexification The music world is full of stories about band members always getting laid — the allure of the fantasy has compelled many a young teen to pick up a guitar and spend hours strumming strings, only to later end up stroking his own instrument alone in his bedroom. But even musicians face sticky situations with […]

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Kara Oke Dokie

Kara Oke Dokie

by Dawne Belloise February 1, 2011 February - March 2011

Up here in the thin air, sometimes all it takes to get people up and chirping is the promise of free booze offered by the bars hosting the sing-along.

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Life on the Mountain Music Road

Life on the Mountain Music Road

by Kimberly Nicoletti February 1, 2011 February - March 2011

Playing chicken Split Lip Rayfield, a “thrash-grass trio,” quickly learned that taking a live bantam hen from their farm in Kansas to mountain-town gigs ranging from Vail and Steamboat Springs to Jackson Hole and Utah resorts wasn’t such a good idea after all. They originally thought the chicken might drum up T-shirt and CD sales […]

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Jukebox Heroes

Jukebox Heroes

by Dawne Belloise January 12, 2011 January 2011

Jukebox Heroes Story and photo by Dawne Belloise “Ninety-nine percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the jukebox play.” — Willie Nelson Back in Black screams to a deafening reverberation across the wooden floor, pumping barflies and hopefuls into a rhythmic raising of glasses to mouths. They stand […]

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Flatland Bands Find Trouble

Flatland Bands Find Trouble

by MG Admin January 12, 2011 January 2011
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Life on the Mountain Music Road

Life on the Mountain Music Road

by Kimberly Nicoletti December 9, 2010 December 2010

Drunken encounters of the psychedelic kind It’s no newsfl ash that musicians put up with their share of drunken patrons. But it gets a little trippy when hallucinogens are involved. Springdale Quartet, a band out of Boulder, overlays its upbeat funk with progressive rock. It’s no surprise the outfi t attracts people seeking God via […]

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Mountain Mama

Mountain Mama

by Dawne Belloise December 9, 2010 December 2010

In the spirit of tenacious mountain folk living in the newcomer pioneer days of Telluride’s wild 1970s era, innovation was as essential as duct tape. Helen Forster was one of a handful whose vision and talent helped to create the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and shape the town’s embryonic radio station and community theatre. Today, she, […]

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Trout Streak Revival

Trout Streak Revival

by Brendan Leonard November 2, 2010 Mountain Music

Sometime just before the pilot turned our plane around over Wyoming and headed back to DIA and rang the death knell on any chance of my flight to Portland getting in within five hours of its advertised arrival time, Travis, the guy sitting next to me mentioned that he was in a band. Nice guy, […]

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