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Take The A-Train….to DIA!

In 1940, Billy Strayhorn wrote a song called “Take the A Train” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. To anyone who has heard it, the beginning chords alone are instantly recognizable. The A Train that Strayhorn was writing about was a subway train to Harlem. Now folks in Denver can take their own A Train, not […]

Summer Concerts at Red Rocks TOTALLY ROCK!!!!

There is much to look forward to as Summer approaches: baseball, beaches, boating, and enjoying some great music outdoors. The Denver/Boulder area has quite a few outdoor music venues, and we will fill you in on many of them here as the weather gets warmer. But the king of all outdoor music venues is the […]

Spring Must Be Here: It’s Baseball Season!

It happens every Spring…well, unless there is a strike or a lockout. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer, and the baseball season starts. Here in Colorado the Rockies start their 20th season in their beautiful ballpark in the Lodo district of downtown Denver, Coors Field. The Rockies are not expected to be very […]

Spring Has Sprung, And So Has Our New Web Site

Hello folks, and welcome to the new Banjo Billy web site. We had been using the previous site for 8 years, and decided it was time for a few changes.  We think the new site is a little easier to use, and easier to find the information that you want. There are links to buy […]

Star Wars’ BB-8 Is From Boulder!

You may not have heard of this small art film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens which opened quietly just before Christmas, but a few people have seen it. In fact it had the highest grossing weekend of any movie in history. You might also be aware the George Lucas, the creator of the Star […]

How Other Countries Celebrate Christmas

Here in the United States we celebrate Christmas with trees, Santa Claus, presents, and lots of food. And, for many of us, by getting snowed in at the airport trying to get home to see our parents, and sleeping on a bench in O’Hare airport. To religious Christians it is a sacred day, but to […]

The Science of Chocolate?

Chocolate, the food of the gods. Dark, white, milk. Makes a tasty bar or a great dip for fruit. Cheers up the sad and spreads love. But where did it come from? We usually write about events happening soon on this page, but when we heard about this we had to spread the word. From […]