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September 27, 2014 - Things are go swimmingly - pun intended - for Shovels & Rope, the South Carolina-based duo comprised of husband-and-wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. For starters, their new disc,... »»»
September 17, 2014 - It's the final night of the 2014 Americana Festival and Conference, and the final event of a spectacular five-day run. Lucinda Williams is about to begin a last minute invitation-only performance at... »»»
September 11, 2014 - The animals ruled, for the most part, led by Trampled by Turtles, in a superb trifecta of music long on musicianship and quality songs. Trampled by Turtles, who headlined the sterling bill that also... »»»
September 9, 2014 - Goodnight, Texas is a town with a small population - 28 according to the band's web site. So, if anything is going to put the unincorporated dot on the map, it may be the bi-coastal country band... »»»
September 8, 2014 - Miranda Lambert had plenty reason to be in great spirits as her week closed. On Wednesday, she lead the Country Music Association nominations with 10. On Saturday, she headlined the outdoor shed for the first time.... »»»
September 3, 2014 - Jeff Bridges could be accused of satisfying his jones for singing. After all, he is known first and foremost as an actor. But limiting one's cultural respect for Bridges to only the silver screen... »»»
August 21, 2014 - Beyond the T-Shirt concessions, empanada food trucks and ice-cold water mongers was the entrance to the ultimate outdoor summertime concert/party at Jones Beach, a Jimmy Buffett show.... »»»
August 17, 2014 - Philadelphia Folk Festival Old Pool Farm, Schwenksville, PA August 17, 2014 (Sunday) With five smaller stages going simultaneously and featuring various combinations of the hired talent, it's... »»»
August 17, 2014 - Town Mountain exited the stage after concluding its regular set, and when the applause demanded the deserved encore, a fan yelled out "You guys are really good." That the mainly Asheville, N.C.... »»»
August 16, 2014 - Each year, dozens of performers are booked to play the Philadelphia Folk Festival, but probably less than a quarter of them make it onto the main stage. Several smaller stages dot the grounds at which... »»»