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Featured image for post: Yonder Mountain String Band inducted into The Hall at Telluride Bluegrass

Yonder Mountain String Band inducted into The Hall at Telluride Bluegrass


The long-awaited induction of Yonder Mountain String Band, the final member of “The Flatirons Sessions,” the pandemic-delayed 2021 Induction Class, was held at the 50th Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 16,, 2023. Festival producer Craig Ferguson, along with Colorado Music Hall of Famer Tim O’Brien, [...]

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Featured image for post: Paul Epstein’s “Let Me Take You Down (to the basement)” #13

Paul Epstein’s “Let Me Take You Down (to the basement)” #13


The Tale of Mr. Fish - Part 1 In 1988, when I was first beginning my career as a record store owner, I was at the store one day when my wife came in breathlessly and told me I had to go to a house a few blocks away because there was a guy selling off all his posters. In those days, she used to go [...]

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Featured image for post: Paul Epstein’s “Let Me Take You Down (to the basement)” #12

Paul Epstein’s “Let Me Take You Down (to the basement)” #12


Let Me Take You Down (To The Basement)-The Denver Be-In The first “Human Be-In” which took place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967 was a seismic event that helped set the tone of the counter-culture toward the end of the 1960s. An all-day event featuring many of the great [...]

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Featured image for post: Paul Epstein’s “Let Me Take You Down (to the basement)” #11

Paul Epstein’s “Let Me Take You Down (to the basement)” #11


I remember the first time I walked into the Rainbow Music Hall. It was not for a concert, because the building was then a tri-plex movie theatre. It stood on a piece of ground that had been adjacent to the Valley Drive-In Theatre (1953-1977) on the southwest corner of Evans and Monaco. Later the entire [...]

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