Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


A music scene needs a music store

Sometimes, all a musician needs is a pick. And a town like Durango, one with a growing and fertile music scene that features dozens of bands of different genres; a couple of different nonprofit...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Tyler Grant Supergroup hits Tico Time Bluegrass Festival

The loose, bluegrass festival campground jam was a major contributor to guitar player Tyler Grant’s musical education. It’s a common festival occurrence: Go to any festival, spend time digging who...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Terry Rickard, Durango’s jukebox

Local musician Terry Rickard is kind of like Durango’s jukebox. If you’ve bellied up to the bar in any Durango watering holes over the last 25 years, you’ve likely seen Rickard with his acoustic...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Patty Storen keeps up with Durango

One-time local mandolin player Patty Storen still keeps a foot in Durango’s rich acoustic music scene. A founding member of local jam-grass band Liver Down the River, Storen has recently moved to...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Dana Ariel branching out musically

Local musician Dana Ariel grew up a festival kid. Carted up to Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs by her parents for the bluegrass, roots and folk festivals that bookend the summer, the festival...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Sunny Gable’s new album out Saturday

The songwriting muse can hit at any time. Perhaps it hits when you’re staring at the ceiling at 3 a.m. as you worry about how you’re going to pay for your kid’s college tuition. Maybe it hits when...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Astro Zombies pay tribute to The Misfits

The Misfits were a classic early 1980s hardcore-punk band. The small but rabid punk scenes in cities like Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles all showed this band some love, while...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Bands to play fundraiser for Carol Clark

If you’re a Durango local, it’s likely you’ve met Carol Clark. Maybe you met her in the early days of Durango Farmers Market, the now Saturday morning summer staple she started 20 years ago as a...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Concert Hall hosts Jack & The Vox

The ukulele is not a novelty instrument. The late Tiny Tim may have thought otherwise, using the ukulele as the musical vehicle to back his falsetto singing, and it may be an instrument you buy a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

For Larry Carver, playing guitar is mentally satisfying

Local musician Larry Carver will tell you that guitar players love their guitars. That includes Carver. He loves his 2016 Gibson Les Paul. He loves his 2004 Fender Stratocaster. He even loves his...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The Warren G. Hardings came together from jam sessions

Not many musicians can say they got into a certain style of music because their mom snuck them into a concert. But its how mandolin player Gabriel Marowitz was turned onto bluegrass, after his...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

When classic country music calls

Country music has come a long way. Some may say too long of a way, as the country music of modern country radio and country music awards shows doesn’t reflect the country music that began with Hank...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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