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April 5, 2014 - Hurray for the Riff Raff is one well-named group. Not that it signifies all that much musically, but at least it's catchy and makes you want to root for the underdog. With a lot to live up moniker... »»»
March 31, 2014 - The personnel in the Carolina Chocolate Drops may have changed drastically over the last few years - two of its three founding members are no longer - but that apparently has not had any impact... »»»
March 26, 2014 - The Infamous Stringdusters continue being road warriors, and it showed. The Stringdusters, who are about to release its fifth studio album, "Let It Go," on Tuesday, seem to be forever on the concert circuit.... »»»
March 21, 2014 - If you believe in portents and omens from nature, then the view upon arrival was a sign of good things to come that night as the blazing Florida sun dipped majestically into Sarasota Bay, the purple-hued... »»»
March 16, 2014 - The Henry Girls were far from their homes in County Donegal, Ireland on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. But they seemed quite at home on this evening before a sold-out crowd intent on listening to... »»»
March 9, 2014 - About half-way through his set as the opening act, tall Jon Pardi commented to the crowd, "We're going to do...a traditional country song. It's a thing of the past, but not for me.... »»»
March 8, 2014 - The Avett Brothers have been on an upward trajectory, from going the indie route and building a following through heavy touring clubs of their blend of country, bluegrass, rock and more to a major label... »»»
March 4, 2014 - This all-star benefit concert for the Country Music Hall Of Fame may have been likened to a Nashville living room guitar pull, but this was certainly no ordinary guitar pull. The evening's acoustic... »»»
March 2, 2014 - The idea of a Boston/Austin connection about friendships has developed over the years, but somehow it didn't seem to apply to country music. But with the Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney... »»»
February 28, 2014 - Appropriately, a mariachi group - dressed in full, traditional Mexican music get-ups - played one short song before introducing Lord Huron. Just as Mexicans represented a vital demographic of the early... »»»