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December 15, 2014 - Nick Lowe made reference to the downer that's been a most unfortunate part of his Quality Holiday Revenue, not exactly the time of year when music, particularly of the holiday variety, should be sad.... »»»
December 10, 2014 - Daniel Romano perhaps couldn't help himself in commanding the stage. After all, he was only up on the small stage accompanied by his backing band, The Trilliums, consisting of a fellow acoustic... »»»
December 7, 2014 - The best of artists give it all, no matter whether they're playing for thousands or a crowd of 200. On this night, the Paul Thorn Band played their last gig of 2014 and showed what they're made... »»»
December 4, 2014 - Church was in, even if it was hump day, in the form of The Sacred Shakers. The band is mainly comprised of Eilen Jewell's band with a few hangers on. But there were no lightweights when it came... »»»
November 10, 2014 - With the official departure of Taylor Swift from the genre, country music is eager to find replacement star power. Pittsburgh's annual Girls with Guitars show is proving to be a nebula.... »»»
October 30, 2014 - "I sing because I'm happy," sang Abigail Washburn toward the end of her show with fellow banjo picker (not to mention, husband) Bela Fleck in the closing number of the night "His Eye... »»»
October 27, 2014 - The Jayhawks have not released any new music since 2011's "Mockingbird Time," but, well actually, there are reasons for one of the key contributors to the alt.-country music.... »»»
October 23, 2014 - Eric Church starts his excellent new release, "The Outsiders," with the spoken words "They're the in-crowd, we're the other ones." And that's true in more ways than one... »»»
October 12, 2014 - Doug Seegers probably should be pinching himself these days. He's not some country music cover boy or hunk wearing a baseball hat or highlighting a bunch of tattoos. If looking for opposites of... »»»
October 11, 2014 - Cynical naysayers without a clue would aim their vitriol at Carlene Carter. Yes, she is one of the progeny of the Carter family, the first family of country music. And she is quite proud of it.... »»»