Today, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced 24 recipients of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Impact Fund (ORIIF). These grants aim to assist outdoor recreation businesses and nonprofits in hiring and keeping over 100 full-time and part-time employees.
Marc Broussard’s fourth volume in S.O.S. philanthropic album series is out now. S.O.S. 4: Blues for Your Soul has blues and soul classics, plus one Broussard original. Upon debut, it premiered at the top of the Billboard Blues Albums Chart in its first week. The new record also reigned at #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and splashed across genres debuting at #8 on the Americana/Folk Album Chart and a slew of other charts: #31 Independent Albums, #37 Current Rock Albums and #38 Current digital albums Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith bring their expertise and passion for music to the table as the producers, and other guests, Roddie Romero, Bobby Junior, JJ Grey, Eric Krasno, and Calvin Turner contribute to the efforts.
Colorado-based band, The Burroughs release their new single, “Harder to Believe,” today on your sources for new music. The single is part of Honey Imastar, the band’s first full-length album produced since 2018’s Got To Feel, set to go on Friday, June 2nd, 2023.
“For this tour, I’ll be performing solo, just me and my guitar, traveling from spot to spot in my car. The shows will …
The female-led and curated, environmentally forward, all-ages destination festival Pure Imagination has announced the fantastic line-up for its sophomore edition, set to take place on May 20, 2023.
Alexandria Wilson is a multi-passionate creative specializing in food and the art of cuisine. She is a local artpreneur who works in hospitality …
Taylor Goldsmith, the lead singer of the folk-rock band Dawes, is passionate about creating authentic and timeless music that resonates with his fans. However, in a world where success is often measured by chart-topping hits and commercial popularity, Taylor and his bandmates have taken a different approach, focusing on building a legacy of albums and shows that will stand the test of time. The band’s “Good Luck with Whatever” album is a testament to this philosophy.
Youth on Record (YOR) recognizes that education alone can not solve systemic injustice, nor can it alone liberate youth. Art is a powerful tool, but it also cannot bear the sole responsibility of creating more equitable communities. Still, education and art, when integrated under the right framework, are powerful tools for liberation and equity.
After 20 years in the music industry, Lady Gang releases her debut, self-written,
self-recorded album, “Full Throttle.”
Zoe Berman grew up in Simsbury, Conn., but calls Denver home. Zoe is a singer-songwriter who plays a mix of soul, jazz, and Americana music. Zoe wrote her new release, “Lilac Hour,” on a bike ride through the foothills (over by Reservoir Ridge) when she lived in Fort Collins.
This song will ultimately be part of a seven-song EP released in 2021 entitled “Freezing Heat,” a project Zoe is working on at Third & James Studios in Denver.
Miranda Fling started singing at a very young age. She has notebooks from elementary school full of silly childhood lyrics. Miranda shared this …
Samuel Cooper, Aka “Scoop,” fell in love with photography about the 10th time he did a 14er, and his images did not line …
Olivia Cox discovered her love for art in middle school. By the time she reached high school, she knew art was her most …
Fort Collins artist, Zembu’s latest release, Mixed, explores the complexities of being mixed race and her journey of understanding what that means more …
Sound of Honey New Release, Dozens of Colors, out today!
The story of eTown. An interview with Nick Forester, CEO of eTown.
Melissa Mika is a talented artist and designer who creates beautiful and thoughtful paper goods under the moniker PAGEFIFTYFIVE. Her work is often …
Two best friends and members of the band LVDY talk about their new album and the single “Gold”.
“Gold” is the title track to their album and was released as a single on March 8th, International Women’s Day, before their full album release in April, 2021.
Robin Lewis talks about her three new singles, re-releasing her first album, and discusses personal experiences that shaped her.
Stephen Brackett continually gives back to the music community that nurtured him his entire life through his inherent gifts of arts, education, and …
Jamal Skinner, founder and Executive Director of FoCo Cultural Enrichment Center asks, “Initially, I challenge the community. 170,000 people are living in this community. Probably point zero-zero-2% of that are Black teenagers. So my idea is, can we find 1% of 170,000 people who are willing to contribute $5 a month?”
New Colorado Music. This week Northern Colorado is busting with new releases. Check out the creativity of the Northern Colorado musicians.
The Mishawaka Amphitheatre (The Mish) was the first venue in Colorado to host a ticketed performance mid-June. The Mish obstacles were more significant than just the public health catastrophe and all the industry changes. The Mish also faced a natural disaster, Colorado’s largest wildfire on record, The Cameron Peak Fire.
I’ve come up with a list of my top 10 favorite Xmas songs that are off the beaten path.
For those who can give, the season has arrived. When thinking of the perfect gift, make it a two way giving. There are plenty of ways to give back to the community and purchase something fun and make it meaningful.
The Little Zurich is an ethereal open air holiday market with warm fires roaring, and hundreds of twinkling lights adorning the four Swiss wooden vendor huts built by the owner, Todd Simmons and local legend Phil Benstein, with support from volunteers/regulars of the Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. Little Zurich is every Thursday-Saturday 4 pm-8 pm and Sundays from 12 pm-4 pm from now through the end of the year.
“Music can be a great equalizer…. bringing folks together across the boundaries of country, language, ideals, religions, rage, gender, politics, and everything else that can separate us. I believe, and have felt in the music that I love, a deepening of my own spirit when in musical spaces. A certain levity as well. Some could call it spiritual. Others may call it celebratory. Either way, art calls us into a very sacred space… outside of our heads and our to do lists. From that space, so many things can be built and reimagined. We need artists at the table of policy and design and education. Artists bring the charisma and magnetism that the world is drawn to. Without that, where is the intrigue?”
The Endless Winter. A series produced by Cactus Cat, an adventure rock group based out of Fort Collins, helmed by a saxophonist who …
Do you miss live music? Do you miss the thrill of being packed inside your favorite music club vibing to your favorite song? …
Eight acts under age 22 from Larimer and Weld counties will participate in the Sonic Spotlight, a new northern Colorado music showcase, and competition supported by Fort Collins Museum of Discovery,105.5 The Colorado Sound and Bohemian Foundation. The Sonic Spotlight received 50 submissions between September 1 – September 30.
“We live in a world of snakes and saints. It’s hard to tell the difference these days” sings Treva Blomquist on a brand new song called “Strong”. The singer-songwriter hails from Nashville TN and just released an album called Snakes & Saints. “Navigating life in this world is not easy,” says Treva. “At the end of the day, the only thing I have control over is my own actions. Who will I choose to be? What are the ideas I will let carry and guide me? Will my voice and actions match my heart? I hope so.”
“Make Believe is whatever your wildest imagination can dream up. It’s an unwavering commitment to that dream in order to make it reality,” said TGR co-founder Steve Jones. “Ultimately, it has been in the works for 25 years. Realizing all-time conditions in almost every location this past season, Make Believe showcases some of the most progressive athletes and riding on the planet. We are pumped to kick off winter with innovative worldwide screenings at locations such as Drive Ins, Outdoor Pop-up Theaters, private screenings, and more.”
As rallies and protests and demonstrations continue throughout the country, Julius Philpot, a Northern Colorado resident, Colorado State University alumnus, and activist, is …
Banding Together: A Concert for the Colorado Music Relief Fund, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MT. This three-hour event supports the people behind Colorado’s vibrant music industry. This is a fund supporting music industry workers based in Colorado. Presented by Breckenridge Brewery.
Photo essay of river and jeep safari in Botswana July 2017. Africa has iconic experiences in Chobe National Reserve like river safari and …
Sanur, Denpasar Indonesia has shallow waters and plenty of wind for kite surfing. Beautiful views of the Nusa islands and Mount Agung.
Siachitema Mission and orphanage, a photo essay of Siachitema Mission from July 5, 2017.
The DIY recording of Overgrown is Produced by ZEMBU and Co-produced by Ben Pisano, who also plays Guitar & Drums. Violin, Viola, Cello by Joshua Hill. Mix & Master by Gus Woodrow. Album Art & Photography by Sophie Pellegrini.
Images of Arrested Development at Washington’s in Fort Collins.
Love’s title track, The Juice (feat. Marcus King), is the quintessential part of the entire album. This is the most critical part of the work G. Love and Special Sauce is doing right now. “That song is a protest song about where we’re at right now, about the Trump administration, and his Presidency and kind of how I feel it needs to go.” The Juice is a rallying cry, offering some support to activists, and a call to politicians for change. “Juice is supporting people trying to get [Trump] him out of there and encouraging more people to vote, encouraging people with progressive agendas and liberal values. You know. Giving them some energy.”