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Concert Reviews


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explore the country music scene a decade ago.


July 27, 2014 - The sun finally broke through, appropriately enough, on what had been an off-and-on rainy day at the third and final day of the Newport Folk Festival towards the end of long day with Mavis Staples headlining.... »»»
July 26, 2014 - With Kenny on the bench this year, cities have doubled down on a heavy dose of the bro country movement. Luke Bryan is playing the football stadiums while Jason Aldean takes on the ball parks.... »»»
July 25, 2014 - Nothing was particularly predictable at the opening day of Newport Folk Festival 2014, except a plethora of really good music that tended not to veer towards the stated title all that much.... »»»
July 24, 2014 - Six years after first playing together, life is seems to be very good these days for Puss n Boots. The trio - Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper - just released their first album, a... »»»
July 16, 2014 - Once upon a time, John Fogerty eschewed any association with the band that made him famous, Creedence Clearwater Revival. But time, which changed a long time ago, heals everything apparently.... »»»
July 15, 2014 - The appearance of Turnpike Troubadours was a bit curious. The Oklahoma Red Dirt music troupe has not released an album since 2012's "Goodbye Normal Street." So, it's not as if... »»»
July 12, 2014 - The new music and tour were a long - very long - time in coming. Dave and Phil Alvin had not recorded together for three decades. Nor had they toured together in years either. But a near death illness... »»»
July 12, 2014 - Brad Paisley sets the expectations for high for his concerts. Whereas guys like Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney mainly come to bring the party, Alan Jackson just stands up straight and sings his hits,... »»»
July 2, 2014 - Dom Flemons came out on the outdoor stage with humidity filling the air, introducing himself as "The American songster." He enunciated that meant he delved into varying styles of music.... »»»
June 19, 2014 - John Doe is far from pedestrian when it comes to making music, despite his name. In fact, he has enjoyed a long career, principally with his main gig of being one of the founders of X since way back in... »»»