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B.B. King Of The Blues Passes

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He was a King by birth. A radio DJ christened him Blues Boy as a teen. The public grew to know him as B.B. His work made him the King of The Blues. He was B.B. King. A member of

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David Letterman’s Swan Songs

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Next week the world says good bye to David Letterman as he voluntarily leaves his late night throne. On his terms.  Thirty three years of ridiculous humor with reckless disregard for authority. He pushed down walls. He was robbed after

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LISTEN to The Bright Light Social Hour on the 6 O’clock News

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Jack O’Brien- bassist and songwriter for the band – The Bright Light Social Hour joins Tom Genes on air tonight at 6 for a special conversation about the band’s release of special merit, “Space Is Still The Place.” If you

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Cooks Up Cultural Stew

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It was a musical moment when it all just magically made sense. Immediately following the brilliant display of his craft on the four string, New Orleans’ funkiest bass player George Porter Jr. waltzed over first, then Joe Nocentelli sashayed his

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Bright Light Social Hour Shines A Light On Future

Bright Light Social Hour

This column has lamented enough about the demise of the album.  A concept of an artist concentrating on more than a single song.  By actually taking the time to edit, rework and refine a series of songs to a cumulative

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“Beware Of Ginger Baker”: A Mean Look Into A Mean Man

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Ginger Baker was one bad ass mean rock and roll drummer. At 75 years old he is still all that except the drummer part.  Most rock fans don’t even know who Ginger Baker is and those that do probably have

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What A Beautiful Sound-The Decemberists’ Latest

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It begins with a soft acoustic guitar and then one of the most distinguishable new voices in rock chimes in with “We know we belong to you.”  It’s a lament of an artist pleading to his fans. The song is

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Music Abounds In Valley

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Following one of the better years for recorded music in the last decade, 2015 has a lot to live up to. So let’s live up to it by going live.  The Vail Valley is set to hear a plethora of

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Joan Jett In The Hall of Fame?

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To some of us she was just a singer of a number one hit.  But to the internal world of rock music she was an icon and trailblazer. She not only loved rock and roll she sang its anthem. She

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Music Story Of The Year

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Musically speaking 2014 was a pretty darn good year. There were a number of records that could have been chosen as best of the year.  The world’s largest most popular band, U2, literally dropped their album in everyone’s sock over

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