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Great Blues Coming to Valley

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We don’t get the blues too often here in the Vail Valley.  That’s fine if you are talking about mood swings, but not when referring to music.  One of the things missing from my years back home in Chicagoland is

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One Album of a Novel- A Brief History of Seven Killings

A breif history

I always planned on writing the great American novel. The good news is I no longer have to. Marlon James has done it for me.  His lengthy master piece called “A Brief History of Seven Killings” is a definite killer

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The Genesis of Bluegrass

The origins of Bluegrass

For rappers and hip hop there is “Rappers Delight” from the Sugarhill Gang. Though not the first song ever to contain lyrics sung in the now easily identifiable rap mode, it is credited with being the first to break through

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The Basement Tapes Explained

Lost Basement tapes

The Basement Tapes were always a little mysterious to me. Growing up, I appreciated Bob Dylan; however, I wasn’t a fanatic.  I didn’t spend hours trying to decipher his lyrics. I was much more of a progressive rocker spending days

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What A Beautiful Sound-The Decemberists’ Latest

Decembrists What a terrible

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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What A Beautiful Sound-The Decemberists' Latest

Decembrists What a terrible

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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Your Thanksgiving Playlist

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JOIN TOM TURKEY GENES on Thursday from 10am-Noon asa he plays many from his playlist: I know I am not alone when I suggest that Thanksgiving is the best holiday in America probably the world if not for Boxing Day

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The Genesis Of Genesis Film

Genesis

Few bands have challenged their fans more than Genesis.  For over 40 years they have pushed the envelope with their unique form of cinematic rock and then provoked their fans by turning into the world’s biggest most popular band for

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Lucinda Williams Excels to the Bone

Lucinda Williams

Did you ever notice how some of music critics’ favorite artists are frankly hard to listen to?  I mean Leonard Cohen seems like a cool guy and all, but personally I find it hard to listen to his music for

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