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Monday, August 20, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 8/20

Another fine week of music with a couple of grandmasters coming through town.

23 August (Cervantes Masterpiece, Denver CO)
Maceo Parker

Legendary horn player Maceo Parker is bringing the funk to Cervantes this week. Parker's work with James Brown and George Clinton made his reputation as the premier funk sax player in the world. His solo career has continued to show what an incredible player he is. Don't miss this show!

24 August (Cervantes Other Side, Denver CO)
25 August (Hodi's Half Note, Ft. Collins CO)
Lyrics Born

Both in his solo work and with Latyrx (his partnership with Lateef the Truthspeaker), Lyrics Born has delivered smooth rapping hip hop on a soulful tip. His uptempo flows don't crack his chill, laid back groove. It's nice to see he'll make it to Ft. Collins again.

26 August (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt is touring with a new album, Slipstream. It's sure to be a wailing good time at this Red Rocks show. Raitt is one of the greatest living slide guitar players. Whether she's laying down a wicked slide run or singing the blues with her worn flannel vocals or both, her songs connect on a deep level.

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