New Year’s Eve Denver 2012

Lyle Lovett gives a nod to promoter Chuck Morris at Red Rocks show (photos, review)

Texas’ treasured troubadour Lyle Lovett gave a tip of his hat to Colorado’s beloved promoter Chuck Morris on Tuesday at Red Rocks, telling the not-near-capacity crowd that seeing his old friend was “like seeing family.” In a moment of mid-set, pre-song silence, a loud voice from the back of the crowd boomed “You guys are awesome!” “You guys are awesomer,” Lovett responded, noting how privileged he felt to pursue his passion for music.

Nadalands nails a profane set in a sacred space

John Lindenbaum, singer-guitarist of Fort Collins' brooding Americana trio Nadalands, fretted briefly before his band's Sunday afternoon UMS set: should he change the lyrics to some of his songs, given that Nadalands was playing in the South Broadway Christian Church?