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April 27, 2017 - For the 30th anniversary of the "Traditional Plus" MerleFest music festival, there might not be a more appropriate act to anchor the opening night than the Avett Brothers.... »»»
April 26, 2017 - Turnpike Troubadours have not released an album since mid-September 2015. Don't look for any new release hitting the streets any day now either. The last time the Oklahoma-based band played Boston,... »»»
April 25, 2017 - Marty Stuart may be getting grayer, but don't mistake that for him getting too long in the tooth. In fact, he's also getting cooler and cooler - if possible. Not only does he have an excellent... »»»
April 18, 2017 - Hurray for the Riff Raff's new release, "The Navigator," was a long time coming - slightly more than three years after "Small Town Heroes," a strong roots-disc that found them... »»»
April 8, 2017 - Trace Adkins looked intimidating on GAC'S show "Day Jobs" where he relived his days on an off shore oil rig driller. As a country music star walking onstage, he is downright menacing.... »»»
April 8, 2017 - Despite the stage being a touch small for a five-piece band, the highly entertaining and extremely talented Nightflyer delivered with that hard driving, high-energy country bluegrass sound fans have come to expect.... »»»
April 6, 2017 - One could never accuse Jay Farrar of being a charismatic musical dynamo. That's just not been the M.O. of the long-time force behind Son Volt. But only basing an outing of Farrar on the charisma... »»»
April 5, 2017 - Toward the end of the night, Frankie Ballard appropriately covered Bob Segar's "You'll Accompany Me." Both men are Michigan natives, and Ballard's brand of country music is as... »»»
April 2, 2017 - Tift Merritt was her typically gentle, friendly self, but there's apparently a lot ruminating under the surface for the veteran. Take a song like "Heartache is an Uphill Climb," sung... »»»
March 31, 2017 - Eric Church had the hit awhile back called "Springsteen," which was about one of his musical heroes. These days, it appears he's trying to become more and more like his hero.... »»»