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April 11, 2019 - The enduringly cool and dapper Nick Lowe spelled it out for the fans three songs in. One of music's finest popsters (among a number of other more roots-oriented other genres), Lowe said he and his... »»»
April 10, 2019 - Three diverse artists performing under the country rubric, who are trying to gain a foothold in the field, joined forces for a good old-fashioned guitar pull. And that may have been the best way for Tyler... »»»
April 9, 2019 - Angelic and ethereal were two words that come readily to mind and were most appropriate to describe the sounds coming from Patty Griffin. In song after song, Griffin was exceedingly easy on the ears in a... »»»
April 6, 2019 - The beach has become one of the central locales for many country songs these days. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to get through a Kenny Chesney album without a few mentions of beach culture.... »»»
April 6, 2019 - Jeff Tweedy sure maintains a busy lifestyle. Of course, the singer's main gig is with Wilco, but there's more to life than that thoughtful rock band. Tweedy also has his own social career going... »»»
April 2, 2019 - Lowland Hum apparently couldn't wait to hit the road to promote their new disc, "Glyphonic." Make that upcoming disc because the release date is not until May 10. Chances are it's no... »»»
March 31, 2019 - When Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder hit the stage, you can be sure every instrument in the string family is going to get a stress test worthy of a fighter jet. From Jeff Picker's towering double... »»»
March 28, 2019 - Taylor Swift kept coming to mind during Maren Morris' concert. Not because she sounds all that much like Swift, but because she appears to be traveling along a similar artistic path.... »»»
March 23, 2019 - It would be hard to underestimate the influence of Bob Dylan on J.S. Ondara. That would not have been predictable considering that Ondara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. In fact, he has Guns N' Roses to... »»»
March 22, 2019 - If you believe one overheard remark, that a Don McLean concert features only two good songs ("American Pie," "Vincent"), you would have missed a show that strongly contradicts such an assumption.... »»»