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October 6, 2017 - When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke... »»»
October 4, 2017 - Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the... »»»
September 30, 2017 - Hagerstown, Md. is becoming quite the hub for culture and music. In addition to hosting the nationally recognized Western Maryland Blues Fest for the last 22 years, the Old Line State's sixth... »»»
September 26, 2017 - Robbie Fulks looked out on the packed house and commented that there must be some new fans here because they laughed at just the right moment in his song. Apparently, Fulks thought if you'd heard him... »»»
September 23, 2017 - Sam Outlaw noted a few times how hot it was inside the small club with about 50 people cramming in near the stage. Outlaw was talking about the warmth of the venue, but he could just as well - he would... »»»
September 17, 2017 - If the Americana Festival and Conference proves anything, it's that anything and everything born of genuine roots can be classified as Americana. It doesn't matter whether it originates from the... »»»
September 16, 2017 - Sturgill Simpson is doing things a lot differently on this end of touring since his left of center "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" dropped last year. With a stripped down tour, gone are one key... »»»
September 16, 2017 - The third annual Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival was unlike either of the previous two. For two years, Mother Nature picked the same Saturday in September to unleash wind and rain on the... »»»
September 14, 2017 - As aging heartland rock and roller Bob Seger was ready to scorch the closing song of the night, "Rock and Roll Never Forgets." Seger changed the lyrics. Instead of "sweet 16 turns 31,"... »»»
September 7, 2017 - Florida Georgia Line opened its show with "Anything Goes," which includes the lines, "Get your party right/It's a Friday night." Granted, this was the day just before Friday, but... »»»