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October 11, 2016 - While introducing "Guns of Umpqua," off the new "American Band" album, Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood wondered out loud - in a profanity-laced observation - why he can never... »»»
October 9, 2016 - Sturgill Simpson came to Beantown with a deserved music reputation after three albums and a well-received, albeit quite adventurous release earlier this year, "A Sailor's Guide to Earth.... »»»
October 2, 2016 - Dolly Parton named this tour after her latest album, "Pure and Simple," and while she admits to decorating everything - from her stage outfits to stage musical instruments - with sparkling... »»»
September 27, 2016 - Given that Blitzen Trapper's most recent release, "All Across This Land," came out almost exactly one year ago with the band having played the same exact venue a few weeks later, the band... »»»
September 25, 2016 - Where to begin? The AmericanaFest can be described in many ways - entertaining, enlightening and - to be absolutely honest - exhausting. But mostly it's amazing. Six days of shows, showcases,... »»»
September 24, 2016 - Crank up the music, especially the guitar, combine rock and country on the more traditional side on a bunch of generally fun songs, and that's just another Saturday night for Brad Paisley.... »»»
September 23, 2016 - Mary Chapin Carpenter mentioned early in her set that she believed this was her first time playing Downey. She was then surprised when many in the audience shouted back that it was also their first show in Downey.... »»»
September 20, 2016 - When Don Henley's name pops into music conversation, chances are that the Eagles immediately come to mind instead of his solo career. The Eagles have long been a mainstay from their Cali sound of... »»»
September 20, 2016 - For those who thought the Outlaw Country movement of the '70s is long gone dead, think again. That was made crystal clear in the double-barreled action of Cody Jinks from Texas and Whitey Morgan &... »»»
September 16, 2016 - The crowd screamed constantly for Garth Brooks on the first of three nights. This was not the Beatles at Hollywood Bowl. No, his was a 54-year-old man - one that admitted to using his acoustic guitar more... »»»