A guide to 2013 Colorado music festivals: Telluride Bluegrass, UMS and more

Colorado music festivals cover the spectrum in 2013. They range from the traditional (Telluride Bluegrass) to the neighborhoody (our own Underground Music Showcase); from the national touring kind (Warped Tour) to the mountain rave-y kind (Sonic Bloom); from the down-home country kind (Greeley Stampede) to the hoity industry kind (FMQB Triple A Conference).

Best of 2012: Bluegrass albums

It's that special time of the year again when the world's music writers join together to lift up the artists, albums and songs that have made the last 12 months a little bit sweeter.

Album reviews: Lyle Lovett, the Chieftains

Lyle Lovett, "Release Me" (Curb/Universal) On "Release Me," Lyle Lovett makes like the Brown Eyed Handsome Man and touches all the bases. There's gospel-tinged R&B ("Isn't That So"), jump blues ("Keep It Clean"), a murder ballad ("Dress of Laces"), a classic duet ("Baby, It's Cold Outside"), a Christmas novelty number ("The Girl With the Holiday Smile") and a Chuck Berry cover (the aforementioned "Brown Eyed Handsome Man").