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June 22, 2016 - John Paul White said he was unsure how many would bother showing up on this night. He expressed uncertainty even how big a crowd he would attract in his hometown of Florence, Ala. when this tour started a... »»»
June 21, 2016 - Dolly Parton may be a brand - sometimes corny jokes about her chest, her blonde wig, rhinestone outfits, hillbilly trash image. But that would be cutting Parton way short because on her first full-scale... »»»
June 15, 2016 - Forty-six years after the band formed, Mudcrutch finally made its area debut in a show that surged, swelled into a triumphant ending. There is a reason for the gap between forming and showing up in Beantown.... »»»
May 25, 2016 - Brooklyn may not exactly have been enough of a hotbed of country music for Michaela Anne. Thus, about 1- years ago, she packed up her belongings with her husband (and drummer) Aaron Shafer-Haiss and... »»»
May 18, 2016 - Hard Working Americans is a generic enough sounding term, conveying that you're part of the lunch bucket crowd. Part of a faceless pack instead of an individual. In reality, it's something of a... »»»
May 12, 2016 - Peter Wolf starts off his first disc in six years, "A Cure for Loneliness," with "Rolling On." Great title for a song, and as he would prove in concert, he lived up to those words.... »»»
May 10, 2016 - By Jeffrey B. Remz For Punch Brothers, size doesn't always matter. The quartet went small at the intimate, gorgeous theatre on the campus of Harvard. But the band could have easily played a venue a... »»»
May 5, 2016 - Robbie Fulks decided to go in a different direction for "Upland Stories," his latest effort for the esteemed Chicago label, Bloodshot. Fulks, who spent time in his youth in Virginia and North... »»»
May 3, 2016 - Parker Millsap could not be accused of rushing when it came to dropping his meaty, new "The Very Last Day," his third release. The Okie finished recording one year ago, but the disc only saw... »»»
May 1, 2016 - The Sheepdogs may not be the most original band going, but with their influences clearly evident, at least you could easily argue that the band makes for a night of good music. Hailing from Saskatoon,... »»»