The great bassist recalls his days growing up in Denver and his time playing and touring with Joe Walsh, Elton John, Hall & Oates and other greats.
The gifted chanteuse was discovered singing in the halls at Denver’s George Washington HS and has been thrilling audiences with her voice ever since. Enjoy the story of this five-time Grammy winner and Colorado “Master of Jazz.”
Critics dismissed him, but his art touched millions. Read what the biggest star in the Colorado music firmament had to say about life, music, Muppets and the inspiration behind “Rocky Mountain High” in this one-of-a kind profile.
Ebbets Field 1973–1977
Denver’s premiere concert venue in the Rockin’ 70’s, Ebbets hosted a lineup of legends and up-and-comers. Young Bob Ferbrache hung out at Ebbets, where he morphed from gofer to photographer—and captured history.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is widely regarded as one of the world’s most important outdoor festivals. Tim Benko, who has shot TBF for more than three decades, shares some of his favorite images.
Tom Petty in Colorado
Photographer Michael Goldman captured nearly every one of Tom Petty's Colorado performances over the decades. This collection is culled from Michael's archives exclusively for the Colorado Music Experience.
The MTV Era 1982-1985
The enormous impact of MTV’s revolutionary all-video format of the early 1980s transformed a slew of artists into iconic acts. Brian Brainerd’s portrait photography cemented the golden age of their appearances in Colorado.
Denver Coliseum 1956-1960
George Kealiher, Jr.
George Kealiher, Jr.’s relationship with management allowed him—and his camera—backstage when national acts were booked at the newly constructed Denver Coliseum, which started operation in 1952.