John Hickenlooper

Old Crow Medicine Show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)

Thunderstorms and ominous black clouds threatened the crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday night, but a barrage of fiddles and old-time Americana music seemed to keep the rain at bay as members of Nashville, Tenn., string band Old Crow Medicine Show strummed their way through a sold-out, headlining show at the coveted Colorado venue.

Old Crow Medicine Show talks performing with Hickenlooper, what you can learn busking

[caption id="attachment_104406" align="alignnone" width="800"] Old Crow Medicine Show performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 16, 2014 with special guest Gov. John Hickenlooper. Photo by Seth McConnell,[/caption] Last July, fans at Old Crow Medicine Show's Red Rocks performance were treated to a surprise musical guest -- and probably the last person they'd expect.

Election Day playlist: 10 songs about voting, democracy and the end of political ads

[caption id="attachment_96583" align="alignnone" width="610"] Outkast performs during the Mad Decent Block Party at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on August 22, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell,[/caption] Hey, it’s Election Day in Colorado, meaning you’ve probably already mailed in your ballot (hopefully) and, more importantly, the constant assault of political attack ads (on YouTube, Hulu, TV, Spotify) are over!

WATCH: Ryan Tedder teaches Gov. Hickenlooper to play “Counting Stars” We might not see Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hit the stage at Red Rocks again any time soon. Why? Well, because One Republic's Ryan Tedder might have sucked any musical ambition out of poor Hick in this campaign video of the two practicing "Counting Stars." "That's technically not a note," Tedder says while the two sit around with acoustic guitars.

UMS 2014: Artists, fans and media remember the biggest surprises after 14 years of music

[caption id="attachment_92247" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party.[/caption] A great music festival can usually be pared down down to a series of memorable moments, and The Denver Post’s annual Underground Music Showcase has had no shortage of them over its 14 years and thousands of shows.

Watch: Gov. John Hickenlooper plays banjo with Old Crow Medicine Show at Red Rocks

Gov. John Hickenlooper joined string band Old Crow Medicine Show on stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday night to play banjo and sing the track "CC Rider." On the song's second verse, Hickenlooper even takes the microphone himself to sing, "You were standin' in the kitchen in that morning gown." An avid music fan, Hickenlooper typically makes appearances in the audience at Red Rocks shows.

News: Beach Boys, Colorado Symphony Orchestra team up to commemorate 9/11

[caption id="attachment_36370" align="alignnone" width="610" caption="Beach Boys will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in Denver's Civic Center Park. File photo"][/caption] Organizers are calling it a commemorative event —- the day-long activities leading into the free Beach Boys concert Sunday at Denver's Civic Center.

News: X's Exene Cervenka discloses her MS

X frontwoman Exene Cervenka is determined to remain positive through her battle with multiple sclerosis. Photo by Tina Hagerling. Exene Cervenka, lead singer of the legendary punk-rock group X, today revealed her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

X @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:x5.jpg,full,pp_image] Singer Exene Cervenka and guitarist Billy Zoom take their band X through a fast and heavy rock show at the Bluebird on Tuesday. Photos by Laurie Scavo.