Longmont and the surrounding area have long been attracting
unique musicians to its venues. As our city grows and expands, its creative
industries are able to thrive. While live music was put on hold during COVID,
we’re looking forward to outdoor concerts, patio shows, and coffee shop
troubadours as life resumes its regular pace. Here are some local musicians to
add to your regular playlist.
Born in Alamosa, Colorado, Antonio Lopez has called Longmont
home since 2012. His music is soft and serene, blending piano, guitar, and
inspiring vocals. Lopez writes lyrics about his childhood growing up in Chicano
culture throughout northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Through songwriting,
this talented Longmont musician shares his history and the region’s history
with listeners, while inspiring them to dig deeper into their own existence and
consider their place in the world. Give him a listen, here.
A Brother’s Fountain
This seven-piece band has gathered a loyal following from
Fort Collins to Denver, playing shows at many noteworthy venues over the course
of its eight-year history. Equal parts folk, jam, and acoustic, this unique
band sings original, thought-provoking melodies that spread love and foster
healthy, happy connection. A mandolin, cello, saxophone, and banjo are just a
few interesting instruments that give way to A Brother’s Fountain’s unique
sound. Check out their website
for upcoming outdoor concerts and listen to their music, here.
Graham Good and the Painters
This Fort Collins based jam band recently played at Red
Rocks and is continuing its trajectory onwards and upwards, attracting fans all
over the state. Funky saxophone mixes with bright banjo melodies for music you
can’t help but dance to. For feel good vibes and a lively show, attend the next
Painters’ show and you’ll make up
for all the live music time lost during last year’s shutdowns. Give them a
Deep, soulful lyrics and smoky, ethereal melodies are the
hallmark of this Denver-based musician. Marque recently released two albums, found here, that contain a variety of
songs that showcase her depth and style. With titles “Left Brain” and “Right
Brain”, Marque speaks to her internal conflicts she’s battled for years, and
through music, is overcoming.
Spend just a little time in Northern Colorado and one thing
becomes readily apparent – it’s home to some of the best blue grass music in
the country. The Colorado-based band Maple Whiskey is no exception to this, and
the five-piece ensemble is often found playing its foot-tapping blue grass
throughout Boulder, Longmont, and Lyons. Follow along this band’s journey, here.
Longmont and the surrounding towns are home to a variety of
venues that prioritize hosting local musicians. Some of the best live music can
be found at hole-in-the-wall bars, brewery patios, and outdoor summer
festivals. Fox Ridge Apartments
places residents in a convenient location near downtown Longmont and just a
short drive from Boulder, Lyons, and Fort Collins. Music lovers needn’t
travel far to get their fix. Contact us today for
a tour of our modern apartments.
Photo courtesy of A Brother’s Fountain, with