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November 24, 2019 - Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the... »»»
November 22, 2019 - Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler,... »»»
November 19, 2019 - Going seven years without a release will do wonders of the negative type to your audience. Chris Knight finally put out new music - "Almost Daylight" - last month and is back out on the road.... »»»
November 15, 2019 - Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.... »»»
November 14, 2019 - Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's... »»»
November 9, 2019 - Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of... »»»
November 6, 2019 - Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone.... »»»
October 30, 2019 - Before they had even played a note, Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder explained why they were there. Cash recalled she was in San Francisco in 2017 and 2018. "So, I called Ry and asked him to play....... »»»
October 24, 2019 - Bob Seger is causing his current Roll Me Away Tour as his final lap. The septuagenarian has earned that right, but based on this night, Seger is making a huge mistake. Seger with his heartland old... »»»
October 22, 2019 - This wasn't the typical night of music from Chris Young, Russell Dickerson or Gone West. In this case, being atypical was a good thing and a different way of listening to their music.... »»»