Terrapin Care Station
Cambridge Audio

An early-1960s winter spent playing a coffeehouse on Boulder’s University Hill began a two-time Hall of Fame career.

David Crosby

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

Hot Rize

Chip Garofalo, a Denver native, built an impressive photography portfolio of artists who performed at KCUV radio, which he shares with the Colorado Music Experience. He is the president of GARO Productions and Media, Inc.

Ryan Bingham
Gary Rossington, 1980

Guitarist and songwriter Gary Rossington, the last surviving original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, died March 5, 2023. He was 71.

The Apples in Stereo

Since making their recorded debut in 1993 with a self-titled EP, the Apples in Stereo forged a career in summer-y, sweetened pop music. Founder Robert Schneider, his wife and drummer Hilarie Sidney, rhythm guitarist John Hill and bassist Eric Allen were zealous students of the tradition’s standard elements—brisk tempos, brief run times, fuzzed-out guitars and trebly vocals.

Peter Kater

Peter Kater
Of German birth and descent, composer and pianist Peter Kater moved to Boulder in 1977 at the age of 18, finding stimulation in the beautiful terrain of the Rocky Mountains, “the movements and wholeness of the Earth.” He began a six-year period of improvisational playing at the Mezzanine at Hotel Boulderado and the Broker Inn. His music… 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.

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