Folk & Beyond looks back at the 2013 Colorado Floods

On September 9, 2013, a slow-moving cold front stalled over Colorado, clashing with warm humid monsoonal air from the south.  This resulted in heavy rain and catastrophic flooding along Colorado’s Front Range from Colorado Springs north to Fort Collins. The situation intensified on September 11 and 12. Boulder County was the worst hit, with over 9 recorded inches by September 12, and in excess of 17 inches of rain recorded by September 15. The average annual precipitation for that area of Colorado is 20.7 inches.

The residents of Lyons, a town in Boulder County, were the most affected due to both the St. Vrain and Boulder Creeks overflowing. Lyons was, and still is, home to many musicians routinely heard on WTJU as part of our WTJU Folk programming.

Tune in this Thursday afternoon, September 11, from 4-6 (edt) when Folk & Beyond host Peter Jones pays tribute to the Centennial State by playing two hours of Colorado artists; both past and present.  Taarka, The Railsplitters, Katie Glassman & Snapshot, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run, Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams, Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, The Watergirls and more! Peter will also pass along where you can donate to help the musicians and residents who are still getting back on their feet a year later.

More Recent Posts

  • Paul Lansky – Contemplating Weather

    The more I hear Paul Lansky’s post-serial music, the more I like it. This new release features three such works: Contemplating Weather for chorale and 11 instruments; Travel Diary for percussion duo; and It All Adds Up for piano duo. Contemplating Weather has what I would describe as a post-tonal Copland character to it. The harmonies are very modal […]

  • Smokey & The Mirror and The Honey Dewdrops on Lambeth Live, Aug 7

    Coming up August 7, Smokey & The Mirror and The Honey Dewdrops will put on a rare co-bill edition of Lambeth Live, and you are invited!  Smokey & The Mirror will put on the first set, followed by The Honey Dewdrops.  And as a special treat, they will perform the final set together. Lambeth Live […]

  • Ann Sexton Interview 2/27/2012

    South Carolina Soul diva Ann Sexton talks about her career in ’70s Soul. You can download the interview here or stream it live below:

  • Harpeth Rising “Shifted” to Folk & Beyond, Aug 6

    Chamberfolk trio Harpeth Rising is currently in the midst of a tour around the United States and Europe in support of their upcoming album, “Shifted”.  They found time to stop by WTJU a few weeks back, and Folk & Beyond will air some of that visit this Thursday, August 6, from 4-6 pm (edt).  Harpeth […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 7/30/2015

    New Jazz Adds – 8/3/2015 Chris Dingman – The Subliminal And The Sublime (Inner Arts Initiative): Dingman composes and plays vibraphone as well as creating beautiful sonic textures through his direction and melding the performance of the players in his group: Loren Stillman (alto sax), Fabian Almazan (piano), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Linda Oh (bass) and […]

  • Aug 1 Gather ‘Round: The Revelers (2015)

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up!  91.1 FM around Charlottesville, 102.9 FM down […]