Colorado artists produced a lot of good music in 2017, and on Colorado Matters they talked about where it came from and what the music means. Listen to a Spotify playlist of the best bluegrass, rock, jazz and more from the year, and revisit some of our favorite interviews.

Denver's Flobots Want Protesters To Sing More, And They're Providing The Music

Audio: Jamie Laurie and Stephen Brackett speak with Ryan Warner

Flobots' Stephen Brackett, known as Brer Rabbit, and Jamie Laurie, known as Jonny 5.


Boulder's Fox Theater Celebrates 25 Years Of 'The Best Shows, The Most Fun... And Scratching Out A Living'

Audio: 25 Years Of Stories At The Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre's marquee glows before yet another show at the Boulder institution.

Corey Jones/CPR News

John Oates Reflects On A Whirlwind Life In Music And 'Rebirth' In Colorado

Audio: John Oates speaks with Ryan Warner

(Photo by Matt Christine)

Richard And Peter John Stoltzman, A Father-And-Son Musical Duo

Audio: Richard And Peter John Stoltzman speak with Nathan Heffel

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman (right) and his son, pianist Peter John Stoltzman

(Courtesy of the artists)

These 12- And 14-Year-Old Sisters Are The Newest Faces In Colorado Bluegrass

Audio: Megan and Maddy Cody Speak With Ryan Warner

Megan, left, and Maddy, right, of Parker, Colorado. They perform bluegrass as the Cody Sisters.

(The Cody Sisters)

The Lonesome Days' Debut Album Is A Bit Of An 'Anthem For The Lonely'

Audio: Jonny Miller and Todd Lilienthal speak with Ryan Warner

Members of The Lonesome Days from left to right: Bradley Morse (bass/vocals), Sam Parks (guitar/vocals), Jonny Miller (mandolin/vocals) and Todd Lilienthal (banjo).

(Courtesy Kyle Ussery)

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