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January 27, 2016 - To say that the Josh Abbott Band's "Front Row Seat" is an easy listen, especially in concert, would be a tremendous understatement. The Texas country singer released a five-act recording... »»»
January 25, 2016 - Dave Alvin provided more than just an intimate performance along with his brother Phil on the second of two sold-out shows. Alvin also gave the audience a lesson in blues history. He added a brief... »»»
January 23, 2016 - Jennifer Nettles may have led The Next Women of Country tour to Beantown on a snowy night, but the overall impression was that only one deserves that moniker for sure. Newcomers Tara Thompson and... »»»
January 21, 2016 - At 38, Aaron Watson is no rookie. The Texas country singer has put 12 albums since 1999 and fashioned himself a career out of touring in his home state and eventually beyond. But outside of the Lone Star... »»»
January 14, 2016 - Jon Pardi bounded onstage in his first headlining gig with something you don't often see at a country show - a cowboy hat. In days gone by, singers used to wear the hat as if it automatically placed... »»»
December 20, 2015 - Lori McKenna shows time and again that, in fact, you can go home again. That's been the case for the Stoughton, Mass. resident ever since she started gaining acclaim in Music City.... »»»
December 17, 2015 - For the uninitiated, Old Dominion may have seemed more like a cover band mixing in a few of the band's debut album. After all, those indeed were versions of the Blake Shelton hit "Sangria"... »»»
December 11, 2015 - After singing a few Christmas songs, Joe Nichols sat on a stool with just his acoustic guitar and played a few cover songs. One was a spot-on performance of Hank Williams Jr.'s "Blues Man.... »»»
December 10, 2015 - Much has changed since Cole Swindell played a WKLB radio show two years ago in the same venue. First of all, he was headlining the sold-out club for the station's holiday show, not gigging as one of... »»»
December 4, 2015 - Although they retain their down home, good old boys persona, The Avett Brothers have advanced head first into the major leagues over the last couple of years. Their albums are eagerly anticipated, they... »»»