Michael Hughes

Audio Editor

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Cousin Curtiss’ fiery ode to life on the road

Curtiss O’Rorke Stedman, aka Cousin Curtiss, has moved from Placerville to Montrose, where he’s recorded his latest album.  It delivers his signature “roots-stomp” sound — think “the blues at bluegrass speeds.” Curtiss shared his favorite track with us, a fiery ode to life on the road, titled “Furnace.”
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A Denver bluegrass musician branches out

Travis McNamara is best known as the banjo player in the band Trout Steak Revival. But the pandemic pushed him into an experimental space — anything but bluegrass. The result of virtual connections he made with other Colorado artists is “Moon Calendar,” an album that’s both highly listenable and full of surprises.
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A musical homecoming for singer-songwriter Jill Sobule

ule recently had something of a musical homecoming. The Denver-born, LA-based singer-songwriter made her first big splash with audiences in 1995 with the queer-themed single “I Kissed a Girl.” The last weekend of February, Sobule returned to Denver for a pair of sold-out shows that made her feel right at home, literally! She performed in the house she grew up in. And It all started with a visit to the old Hilltop neighborhood.
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Cousin Curtiss goes root-stomping live in Ridgway

The return of live music is a long time coming for artists like Cousin Curtiss of Montrose. The singer-songwriter just released a new album that was recorded live at the Sherbino Courtyard in Ridgway, Colorado. As always, Curtiss delivers a high energy performance in his signature “root-stomp” style.