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Messin' With Texas in Aspen

It’s an all-Texas Weekend at the Wheeler Opera House. Granted, there’s a fair share of Lone Star citizens in town any time of the season; this doesn’t mean the place will be packed with all Texans, for two nights only, only that three key ones will be front and center Friday and Saturday to set the stage for a real Texan singer-songwriter session.


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moe. Cares! at the Belly Up Aspen

The Belly Up Aspen brings the heat during these frosty winter months by inviting jam genre veterans, moe. to the stage for a guaranteed rockin' good time. This Thursday, February 9th, the five piece band with over 20 years experience, will take the stage at 9:00 pm, and give Aspen a proper dose of jam.


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Rubbleblucket at The Belly Up Aspen

If you're craving something new and exciting in the musical sector of your life, don't miss the opportunity to check out Rubblebucket at the notoriously crowd-pleasing venue, The Belly Up Aspen. The Brooklyn, NY based band will pass through Aspen on Sunday, October 23, 2011 on their Fall Tour for a 9:30 p.m. free show.


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Rubbleblucket at The Belly Up Aspen

If you're craving something new and exciting in the musical sector of your life, don't miss the opportunity to check out Rubblebucket at the notoriously crowd-pleasing venue, The Belly Up Aspen. The Brooklyn, NY based band will pass through Aspen on Sunday, October 23, 2011 on their Fall Tour for a 9:30 p.m. free show.

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Sam Bush Interview: Bluegrass at Base Village

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Bluegrass at Base Village: Sam Bush discusses Aspen, Bluegrass, The Summer of Love, and being a Kentucky Colonel.

Bill Monroe, the late mandolin-pickin’ granddaddy of modern bluegrass, once described his beloved genre as “Scotch bagpipes and ole-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound. It's plain music that tells a good story. It's played from my heart to your heart, and it will touch you. Bluegrass is music that matters."

Bluegrass matters because – much like jazz – it is deeply rooted in the nitty-gritty of the American experience. It’s a genre of colloquial homespun lyrics, plucky melodies, and tight, breakneck acoustic riff. Bluegrass has a certain rustic nostalgia and rural romanticism, serving as an apropos soundtrack for a sequestered high alpine town like Aspen. Dust back the pages of Aspen’s history a century or so and it is easy to envision the scene: motley and haggard silver miners sitting around a fire, drinking whiskey, and strumming at a weathered banjo while crooning a Stephan Foster song after a long day in the craggy underbelly of Smuggler Mountain.


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SnowBall Music Festival Tickets

Colorado has stolen my heart for so many reasons; the champagne powder, bluebird sunny days, rip-roaring rafting and its denizens' devotion to supporting sensational music. It's hard to pick the number one attraction, but I will say, there's something undeniably fulfilling about a soul wrenching musical performance. During the summer months, Colorado flourishes with some of the country's most impressive outdoor music venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, State Bridge, Telluride's Town Park and so many more. Our winter snow globe landscape however, usually limits us to indoor venues, until last year's introduction of SnowBall Music Festival.

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Son of Willie Rides Again: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Return to BellyUp Aspen

ASPEN - “So many times, a song is already there. You just need to chisel at it, like a block of wood, and uncover what the universe has already given you,” says Lukas Nelson, songwriter, musician, son of Willie and frontman of the 9-month old Promise of the Real, returning to the BellyUp for a free show this Thursday, September 17.


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The Belle of BellyUp Aspen

“At the end of the day, looking out on 15,000 people from the side of the stage…that energy makes it worth it every night.” Thought not an official rock star, BellyUp General Manager Kimberly Kuliga has lived a rock and roll lifestyle.


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The Good, The True and The Beautiful: A Conversation with Ottmar Liebert

“Doesn’t everyone love trains?” World music virtuoso and world traveler Ottmar Liebert poses the rhetorical question, talking excitedly about his favorite mode of travel. The multi-Grammy nominated artist grew up across the river from the Cologne, Germany train station, the sound of the train whistle and the mystique of faraway places always nearby.


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The Motet, Railroad Earth and The Wailers Coming to Aspen/Snowmass

BIG news my fellow funk seeking, bluegrass basking, all around music devotees. The perpetually pleasing, Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series has announced the lineup for the remaining dates, including the annual CORE Party concert in downtown Aspen, and these bands are sure to get you grooving. Aspen/Snowmass is set to bring in heavy hitting acts - the likes of The Motet, Railroad Earth and The Wailers to play the ever impressing and always FREE concert series' remaining dates.

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