Sam Bush

The “newgrass” genre was created by Sam Bush, dubbed “the mayor of Telluride,” and a generation of young musicians—John Hartford, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, etc.—who loved both traditional [...]

John Oates

John Oates, one half of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall & Oates, and his family made their home in Aspen for over 25 years; he listed his four-acre ranch for sale in 2017. “I was born in New [...]

Spencer Bohren

Spencer Bohren found a home in Colorado in the early part of his 55-year career. Born in Wyoming, he landed in Denver and Boulder, playing with several bands through the ’60s and ’70s. He learned [...]


On March 18, 1974, a gold record was awarded to Chicago for Chicago VII, recorded at Caribou Ranch in Nederland, Colorado. The Beach Boys sang on “Wishing You Were Here,” one of the album’s [...]

Flash Cadillac

On March 11, 1975, Colorado’s Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids appeared as the band Fish & the Fins on television’s Happy Days, the week’s highest rated show.
From left to right: Sam [...]