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Rock’s Best Marraiges

Tedeschi Trucks

I’m on my way to a family wedding and though I’m tempted to write about great wedding songs, I thought I’d go one better and talk about great married couples in rock and roll.  Now there are many a rock

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John Hiatt Supplies A Sunny Smile


There appear to be no truth to the rumor that the organizers of the Telluride Blues and Brews Music Festival will be adding ‘Buckets’ of rain to the title though it would have been more than appropriate for this year’s

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The Return of Rock Dinosaurs

Rocking old dinosaur

Look Out! It’s the return of the dinosaurs!  Last year David Bowie returned in fine form with one of his better albums in years- which as they say wasn’t saying much. Now we get word that some of Rock and

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So You Want To Be An Opera Star?

Tel Tale HEart Opeara Copeland

Should the Byrds change their lyrics? I wonder if Pete Townsend ever contemplated changing the lyrics to “My Generation” to “Hope I die before the fat lady sings?”   In an age when musical offerings are as diverse as ever

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Locals Get Great Deal Of Music

Bonfure Dub

Being a local in the Vail Valley means insight.  You learn the best places to park on a powder day and the easiest way to impress relatives coming to town is by buying reduced certificates at and then astonishing

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The Blues Had Baby Alright

Muddy Waters

The Rolling Stones took their name and much of their attitude from Muddy Waters.  John Lennon considered Chuck Berry the world’s greatest songwriter.  Led Zeppelin hijacked numerous rifts and songs from Willie Dixon.  John Lee Hooker invented boogie and thus

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New Music Hopefuls

Secret sisters

One of the fringe benefits of being in the radio industry is exposure to a lot of music. This week, I took part in the Triple A radio conference in Boulder.  This annual event is really a showcase for new

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Tom Genes’ Lollapalooza Review


Last week I made my annual pilgrimage to the center of the rock music world to Chicago’s Grant Park and Perry Farrel’s Lollapalooza.  The festival, in its ninth year has at least nine more left in its North American home. 

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Rock Star or Sports Star?


When my son grows up I want him to be a rock star. Now that may not be a surprising comment from someone who writes a music column or spends his day job on the air at a radio station;

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Who is My Morning Jacket?


From time to time, I am approached by music fans who ask me the easiest question to answer. Who is the best live band performing today?  The simple answer is My Morning Jacket.   Who? You might say. Exactly. This

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