I beg your Parton

I beg your Parton

What? More good news? As you’ll see once you flip the page, KDUR has announced the return of the beloved Cover Night, happening Sat., Feb. 11. And, even better, they’ve selected one hell of a musician to pay tribute to – Dolly Parton.

 If you’re not familiar, Cover Night is one of the best nights in Durango, in this reporter’s humble opinion. It brings together the KDUR family and an eclectic mix of local musicians and music aficionados.

 Over the years, Cover Night has featured Talking Heads, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Aretha Franklin and even one-hit wonders. It’s also a great fundraiser for our local, independent radio station that works much longer than 9 to 5.

 If you’re interested in performing some of Dolly’s greatest hits, send an email to KDURCoverNight@gmail.com.

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