by Bill Forman
So let's do that right now, beginning with tomorrow (Wednesday), when none other than Merle Haggard will be playing the Colorado State Fair. You'll find an interview with the country legend in tomorrow's Indy, as well as a chat with Cracker, who'll be at the Silver Tongue Devil Saloon on Sunday.
Later in September, look for the B-52s at the Pikes Peak Center on the 13th, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood — Chris being the singer of the Black Crowes — at the Black Sheep on the 14th (with Tab Benoit playing Armstrong Hall that same day), Michael Dean Damron at the Triple Nickel on Sept. 21, and Buckethead at the Black Sheep on Sept. 27.
The following month, be sure to save Oct. 6 when ultra-talented Americana purveyor Corb Lund — whose newly released Cabin Fever album debuted at No. 1 in his native Canada — plays Chico Basin Ranch.
Fans of melodic pop-rock that falls somewhere between Coldplay and U2, meanwhile, will be glad to know that the Triple Nickel has scored Morning Parade for the 10th. Oct. 11 finds Aesop Rock at the Black Sheep and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Armstrong Quad, while former Glass Harp frontman Phil Keaggy comes to Stargazers on Oct. 20.
And there you have it, the world at your doorstep and your next two months all planned out for you. So here's a video, complete with yodeling and Rocky Mountains, just to whet your appetite.