I just looked back on my calendar for the past two weeks and realized that July 2008 has been a good one for me in the live music department. It started on July 7th with a great solo performance by Shawn Colvin at Chautauqua, followed a few days later with a Friday evening show with the Charlie Hunter Trio at the Boulder Theater, then came Steely Dan last Thursday at Red Rocks (my favorite venue of all time) and, finally, the grand finale, The Police at Red Rocks. And all of this within a 30 mile radius. While I’ve seen every one of these musicians play live before, each of these shows was perhaps the best performance I’ve seen from each of them. Score one for the Colorado summer concert season.