KRCC Interview with Heather Browne of Fuel/Friends Blog.

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Like so many wonderful things in the Pikes Peak Region, Heather Browne is something of a well-kept secret. The mild-mannered Coordinator of Off-Campus Study at Colorado College by the day, Browne is an intrepid music blogger at fuelfriendsblog.com and a house concert promoter in her free time with a large following of international readers, listeners and musicians. She’s also been featured on NPR’s list of “10 Women Music Writers to Read Now”, appears occasionally on David Dye’s World Cafe and has interviewed artists from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to Josh Ritter.

So what does this all mean for the local music community? It means more musical cross-pollination as Browne’s national and international connections pass through Southern Colorado for house concerts and, most recently, recording sessions at Colorado College’s Shove Chapel (dubbed “The Chapel Sessions”), which have featured featured artists ranging from SubPop Records’ rising stars The Head and the Heart as well as locals The Changing Colours. And all that means more and better music locally.

If you want to find out about upcoming house concerts, read Browne’s interviews and hear music from The Chapel Sessions, be sure to follow the Fuel/Friends blog HERE and her Facebook page HERE. And stay tuned to The Big Something where we’ll occasionally feature free downloads and cross-posts.

 

4 Responses to The International is Local: COS Music Blogger Heather Browne

  1. […] sure to check out the really cool interview with Heather Browne who is writer at FuelFriendsBlog.com and was responsible for The Head and The Heart Fuel/Friends […]

  2. chris fiedler says:

    great answers and questions, you two!

  3. Christina says:

    Heather you are fabulous! I am so glad we have someone like you in our community.

  4. hokey says:

    I am a loyal follower of Heather. Thank you for the years of great content:)

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