Acousticity: A Q&A with Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White
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Acousticity: A Q&A with Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White

By John Lehndorff (June 17, 2015) I had the opportunity to chat with one of my musical heroes, Ry Cooder, while writing a feature about his upcoming tour with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White. You can read that feature at: https://johnlehndorff.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/acousticity-the-one-where-ry-goes-honky-tonkin-with-ricky-sharon-and-buck/ You can listen to Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White perform live from … Continue reading

Acousticity: The one where Ry goes honky tonkin’ with Ricky, Sharon and Buck
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Acousticity: The one where Ry goes honky tonkin’ with Ricky, Sharon and Buck

By JOHN LEHNDORFF (Note: This feature originally appeared in the Daily Camera and online at Second Story Garage. Cooder-Skaggs-White performs Wednesday, June 17,  in Aspen, Friday in Boulder, Sunday in Telluride, and Monday at the Denver Botanic Gardens.) Ry Cooder may be the greatest musician of our era that almost nobody knows. Guitar geeks do … Continue reading

Acousticity: It’s almost sunset for Telluride’s Fred Shellman Memorial Stage
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Acousticity: It’s almost sunset for Telluride’s Fred Shellman Memorial Stage

Phases and stages: After 42 years of Festivation it’s time for a new stage for Telluride’s Town Park By John Lehndorff (This story will appear in the Festival Guide at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival with archival photos) Sometime this autumn after the final festival of the year in Telluride, theFred Shellman Memorial Stage in Town … Continue reading

Acousticity:  A blog about the music that matters to me
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Acousticity:  A blog about the music that matters to me

By JOHN LEHNDORFF (April 28, 2015) I grew up long ago under the auspices of Pete Seeger and Johann Sebastian Bach. I listened to Cream upstairs while Dad played with his string quartet downstairs. I thought every kid got to go see Leonard Bernstein. My brother Pete wrote funny modern folk songs. My brother Paul … Continue reading