Terrapin Care Station
Cambridge Audio

The renowned jazz pianist preserves and plays the music of Denver’s legendary Five Points neighborhood.

Purnell Steen

Bringing respect for tradition and progressive elements to the bluegrass genre, the Colorado band went on to a long and storied career.

Hot Rize

Photographer Stephen Collector applied his attention to detail and lighting techniques to the world of ’80s music, a striking portfolio he shares with the Colorado Music Experience.

James Brown
Jimmy Buffett, 1973

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, whose brand of laid-back island escapism on hits like “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” made him a hero to devoted fans known as Parrot Heads, died on September 1, 2023.

Lothar & the Hand People

In 1997, Britain’s Chemical Brothers reigned as the kings of electronica—pulsing dance music with frenetic beats, lots of computer or synthesizer treated sound effects, minimal vocals and a generally ecstatic ambience. Unlike many of their brethren, “Chemical Brothers” Ed Simons and the bespectacled Tom Rowlands understood the potentially psychedelic nature of electronic music. On Dig Your Own Hole, (a U.K. No. 1 album), the track “It Doesn’t Matter” was a high-tech adaptation of a 30-year-old Lothar & the Hand People song, “It Comes on Anyhow.”

Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt
A highly influential Texas singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt enrolled at the University of Colorado in 1962; in the spring of his sophomore year, his parents, who were living in Houston, flew to Boulder to bring him back home. The wild, tragic cult artist later wrote and recorded while splitting his time between Texas, Tennessee and the… more ≫

On Record Book Series

On Record book series

Each volume of the award-winning On Record series gathers over 200 limited and extraordinary images and 100 interview-based profiles spotlighting an array of musical artists.



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A non-profit organization established to preserve the legacies of Colorado music, CoME serves as a repository for informational and archival resources.

Jon Rizzi, G. Brown, Mark Zaremba and Chip Garofalo