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July 16, 2014 - Once upon a time, John Fogerty eschewed any association with the band that made him famous, Creedence Clearwater Revival. But time, which changed a long time ago, heals everything apparently.... »»»
July 15, 2014 - The appearance of Turnpike Troubadours was a bit curious. The Oklahoma Red Dirt music troupe has not released an album since 2012's "Goodbye Normal Street." So, it's not as if... »»»
July 12, 2014 - The new music and tour were a long - very long - time in coming. Dave and Phil Alvin had not recorded together for three decades. Nor had they toured together in years either. But a near death illness... »»»
July 12, 2014 - Brad Paisley sets the expectations for high for his concerts. Whereas guys like Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney mainly come to bring the party, Alan Jackson just stands up straight and sings his hits,... »»»
July 2, 2014 - Dom Flemons came out on the outdoor stage with humidity filling the air, introducing himself as "The American songster." He enunciated that meant he delved into varying styles of music.... »»»
June 19, 2014 - John Doe is far from pedestrian when it comes to making music, despite his name. In fact, he has enjoyed a long career, principally with his main gig of being one of the founders of X since way back in... »»»
June 17, 2014 - This was a special night for Willie Nelson, although chances are a good chunk of the fans had any idea. First off, Nelson, at 81, released his first album of new music since 1996, on Tuesday with the... »»»
June 10, 2014 - Think of Patty Griffin as a renaissance woman when it comes to her artistic tastes. Folk, country, blues, gospel and some rock are all part of the Griffin concert equation, and she showed that she was... »»»
June 9, 2014 - Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are quite the anomaly when it comes to modern country music. Yes, there are other couples out there who both perform, the current King and Queen of Country Music are... »»»
June 6, 2014 - Much like seeing Willie Nelson - another aging country icon - last summer, Merle Haggard's voice appeared to need a little time to warm up before it sounded like the amazing instrument it is.... »»»