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June 12, 2018 - This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it.... »»»
June 10, 2018 - Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed... »»»
June 4, 2018 - One thing has changed for Kelly Willis as she returned to this small club for the first time in four years where she was last seen partnering with husband Bruce Robison. Willis finally has own new... »»»
May 28, 2018 - There were a lot of similarities between opening act Oliver the Crow and Caroline Cotter, even though on first glance, it would not have necessarily so. After all, Oliver the Crow is a duo comprised of... »»»
May 22, 2018 - Justin Townes Earle is back. Not that he had gone anywhere too far away. Less than four months ago, he performed a similarly styled solo acoustic show across the river in Boston at the City Winery.... »»»
May 18, 2018 - Late in the afternoon before heading up to Penn's Peak, news broke that the venue was nominated by The Academy of Country Music as one of the top five small venues for 2018. This foreshadowed a... »»»
May 8, 2018 - It would be hard to imagine a more unlikely bill. The combination of Jason Isbell and Richard Thompson sharing the same stage might seem implausible to fans of either man. Nevertheless, the commonality... »»»
May 8, 2018 - There's light in the darkness of Trampled by Turtles. The latter is in the subject matter of the songs - there's a lot of doom and gloom in these relationships. There doesn't seem to be a... »»»
May 6, 2018 - LeAnn Rimes strutted out gracefully in a bedazzled Rolling Stones T shirt and jeans devoid of her pop princess persona in almost every way save for her natural charm and youthful exuberance.... »»»
May 1, 2018 - Don't expect to easily pigeonhole Calexico as a country-flavored band. Or a Tex-Mex band with an emphasis on the Mex. Or a rock band. In reality, Calexico is a genre-bending musical stalwart that is... »»»