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In a town filled with singer-songwriters, Nashville neophyte Becky Warren follows up her consciousness-raising debut album about a couple torn apart by war with more true and incisive stories that hit between rock and a hard place.
After the unexpected death of his drummer, Drunken Hearts frontman Andrew McConathy renewed his commitment to music with four fellow outsiders who found a home in Denver while becoming one of the best little bands in Colorado. Now it's time for the rest of America to listen up.
With the inaugural Grandoozy music festival brought to the Mile High City by the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, the expectations — and temperatures — continued to soar. Guess who beat the odds?
Cheers to the piano-playing alternative artist Bishop Briggs with a booming voice who struck gold with her breakout single, found love in La La Land, and always knew she had more in common with the queen of Lilith Fair than just musical talent.
Playing off a film released earlier this summer, let's just call this Telluride music event the Year of Spectacular Women, with five female-fronted acts including Grace Potter and Sheryl Crow setting an example for others to follow.
Taking time off to start a family and reflect on a hard-driving career that at one point made her "the happiest I'd ever been", Grace Potter is now finding comfort in the joys of motherhood. But where does she go from here?
Four family members born and raised in Nashville who never had any intention of performing together while growing up could become one of the hottest acts of the summer with their brand of pop, soul and rock 'n' roll.
Four musicians from various parts of the country with varied influences found a common bond in Boston as Twisted Pine, and take on some heavy hitters as they release a seven-song EP full of spark, light and irresistible force.
How an appreciation for adventurous rock music — and a couple of close encounters — made one week in May a double shot of euphoria when two class acts lowered the boom in the rarefied air around the Mile High City.
In an in-depth interview, Austin singer-songwriter Kelly Willis discusses 30 years filled with ups and downs and her decision to make a throwback record — her first solo album since 2007 — that surely will stand the test of time.