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explore the country music scene a decade ago.


August 1, 2018 - The Earls of Leicester have been in a bind that could have caused other bands to cancel the show. The bluegrass band's lead singer Shawn Camp has suffered from laryngitis for 11 days.... »»»
July 30, 2018 - One of the enduring highlights of the Newport Folk Festival is the chance of discovery. This is not a festival filled with superstars. Far from it. Yes, there are veterans, who already have made a name... »»»
July 27, 2018 - So many options on opening day of the Newport Folk Festival, and decisions have to be made. Do you see Margo Price or Tyler Childers (or can you see both)? Courtney Marie Andrew or Sidi Toure or Amanda... »»»
July 25, 2018 - Chris Thile may be the guy in Punch Brothers who gets most of the attention, but that would be selling the quintet short. Very short. Yes, Thile has been doing his thing on mandolin for 25 years solo and... »»»
July 25, 2018 - Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn, two Byrds of an iconic feather, opened this wonderful concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" with Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages.... »»»
July 24, 2018 - The Eagles have embarked on their latest road adventure armed to the teeth. By employing Vince Gill as a touring member, the collective has 30 Grammys and one former invitation from Mark Knopfler to... »»»
July 18, 2018 - Lori McKenna had lots of reasons to be in a good mood. First off, the opening band, a pop act called teenender included two of her sons. In two days, her 11th disc, "The Tree" would be released... »»»
July 17, 2018 - Few country crossover stars are worthy of the hyper production afforded by full time pop artists. Even though Shania Twain is a member of the cry wolf club, swearing that she was done with touring only... »»»
July 13, 2018 - A few songs into Sugarland's show, Kristian Bush referenced the band's five-year gap between tours saying, "A lot of people think Jennifer and I have been on a five-year vacation.... »»»
July 13, 2018 - Molly Tuttle, preternaturally talented artist and current reigning IBMA Guitar Player of The Year (2017) lives up to the hype. Her songs are well-crafted and soulfully delivered. Boothbay Harbor Maine... »»»