Aaron Ney’s answer to how he’d like to change the world sounds like a pageant queen’s response: end hunger and develop food sustainability. The thing is, this 38-year-old Iowa native is actually doing it on a farm plot in Lowry. Seventy-five percent of the harvest at Ekar Farm, Ney’s one-and-a-half...
—Photos courtesy of Trout Steak Revival
“The first time we entered the band competition at Telluride [Bluegrass], we didn’t even advance to the second round,” laughs Travis McNamara, the banjo player for Denver-based string quintet Trout Steak Revival. McNamara can laugh about it now, because the band entered the prestigious competition...
March 24 2015, 3:00 PM
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July 24–27 Buffalo Bill Days
Celebrate Colorado’s beloved cowboy in Golden with concerts, crafts, parades, and, of course, a Wild West show.
July 25–27 Rocky Mountain State Games
Catch the second half of this 40-plus sport extravaganza in Colorado Springs....
July 21 2014, 1:10 PM
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Ever since the Infamous Stringdusters emerged from Nashville’s fast, finger-pickin’ music scene in 2006, members of the Grammy-nominated bluegrass group have felt the pull of the Rockies. “We made many trips here in our early days,” says the band’s 35-year-old banjo player, Chris Pandolfi. “We...
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June 17–19 and June 24–26 Aspen Hiking and Tasting Tour
Brought to you by Whole Foods' new travel company, Whole Journeys, this three-day tour lets foodies earn their treats (like tastings at Woody Creek Distillers and Avalanche Cheese Creamery, trail lunches made with...
June 17 2014, 2:45 PM
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Colorado has no shortage of great stages or musical performances. But if you are looking for something a bit more intimate than Red Rocks or Fiddler's Green, head up to the Gold Hill Inn. Perched above Left Hand Canyon, just 10 miles northeast of Boulder, the restaurant and concert hall brings...
June 3 2014, 8:30 AM
The four-day pluck-and-soul-filled Telluride Bluegrass Festival celebrates its 40th year milestone this weekend. For four decades, bluegrass aficionados have retreated to the steep-peaked box canyon to witness performances from the most influential grass musicians. Between the bluesy folk and...
June 20 2013, 9:06 AM
Listening to bluegrass while shopping for local produce is the perfect way to celebrate National Farmers' Market Week. And that's just what you'll find (plus free beer from Left Hand Brewing Company) at the Highland Farmers' Market when Trout Steak Revival hits...
August 10 2012, 10:45 AM