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August 17, 2017 - After a recent tour stop health scare, where he ended a concert early in Salt Lake City, Willie Nelson appeared to be healthy and in fine spirits. Although he changes up the order from night to night,... »»»
August 16, 2017 - In the memory of those in attendance, it will go down as The Show That Almost Wasn't. The King of Americana, surprisingly strong of voice although physically ragged, Rodney Crowell took to the stage... »»»
August 12, 2017 - Steve Earle is always worth seeing live. He's accumulated such a treasure trove of stellar songs over the years, in fact, that he could easily rely on past accomplishments - as so many others do.... »»»
August 4, 2017 - If you've heard many of Brad Paisley's studio records, you know at least some of what to expect - for sure, there will be a mixture of the fun and funny with the tender and teary.... »»»
July 30, 2017 - In these trying times, some say music as an (the?) antidote to solve the world's issues. And maybe that was the intent of a portion of day three of the Newport Folk Festival, especially with a late... »»»
July 28, 2017 - Newport Folk July 28, 2017 - day one Jeffrey B. Remz The Newport Folk Festival may not be what it used to be - musically that is - but that's almost a given these days of musical potpourris being the norm.... »»»
July 26, 2017 - If you didn't know Blackberry Smoke appeals to Southern rock fans, the guy wearing the 'F-ing Skynyrd shirt might have given you a clue. But when Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers guitarist... »»»
July 23, 2017 - Palace Theater Greensburg, Pa. July 23, 2017 Reviewed by Michael Rampa With all of the commercialism and pageantry in modern country music, many wonder how far back one has to go to hear the real thing.... »»»
July 22, 2017 - Tim McGraw singing his emotional "Live Like You Were Dying" has been the cathartic capstone of the country singer's concerts for over a decade now. This principle held true again during the... »»»
July 20, 2017 - For a 40th anniversary run, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers got off to a bit of a curious start. Instead of picking one of the better known songs from the group's 1976 self-titled debut, Petty and... »»»