But it was right on time

But it was right on time

Lightning tried hard to interrupt the Brandi Carlile "These Silent Days" concert at Red Rocks Saturday night, but the force of those glorious, million-year old rocks and the will of 10,000 people kept the storms at bay. And, instead of the sky, the show opened with thunderous applause for the incomparable Mavis Staples. The 82-year [...]

The violin maker

The violin maker

From her workshop in Heid Music’s front window, Kara McCanna coaxes infinite circles of stories from the instruments she builds and repairs. A professional violinist and luthier, Kara works with precision instruments to build ethereal ones. She is the conduit between musician and instrument, the means by which each has the ability to play on. [...]

Extra Milers

Extra Milers

I saw a friend Wednesday night at Jones Park and he waved me over to say hi. As he stood there, wearing a Mile of Music volunteer shirt and actively supervising a group of young trash picker-uppers, he gave me some insight into why this annual event works as well as it does. "This is [...]