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June 4, 2019 - After the concert, Joan Shelley was greeted by a fan at the near sold-out club who had never seen her before. The first timer told the Louisville, Ky.-based folk-oriented singer that she wanted to see... »»»
May 20, 2019 - The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a... »»»
May 16, 2019 - Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only... »»»
May 9, 2019 - What goes around comes around for Sara Evans. Back about four decades ago, she was singing weekends with her family band in Missouri. Now, she's back on the road on a very short tour including two of... »»»
May 6, 2019 - John Paul White entitled his new disc, "The Hurting Kind." But there is no hurting of any sort on White's performance - well maybe only when considering the subject matter - showcasing his... »»»
May 4, 2019 - By all accounts, Eric Church had a pretty good weekend in Pittsburgh. On Friday night, he celebrated his 42nd birthday with 15,000 people, and on Saturday, his parents were part of another sellout.... »»»
May 4, 2019 - A hiatus of more than two years as an active band and four years in between recordings didn't make any difference for Della Mae, the bluegrass-based all-female quintet. In fact, Della Mae may be... »»»
May 2, 2019 - In these charged times, Son Volt made it clear where it was coming from on the opening song, "The 99." The title, of course, refers to the rest of us who aren't flush with cash.... »»»
April 27, 2019 - After Gretchen Wilson decided to take a break for a few years, many wondered if her career would suffer. It did seem an odd time for the Redneck Woman to step away from her meteoric rise.... »»»
April 25, 2019 - A Maren Morris show is a study in contradiction. She is a small woman with a big voice. The diminutive performer packs an arena-sized punch into a 2,300-seat venue. She has massive number one hits in... »»»