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March 19, 2019 - The album, "Solstice," coming out this Friday from Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, took "only" three years to be released by New West. The recording sessions were... »»»
March 16, 2019 - Before launching into "This Land is Your Land," Arlo Guthrie recalled how his father taught him this song when he was just eight or nine. His father, however, wasn't just any father, but... »»»
March 14, 2019 - Sean McConnell may have left Massachusetts a good 25 years ago, but there was no doubt about what this night meant to him. This was a homecoming for the Nashville-based singer/songwriter.... »»»
March 12, 2019 - Ten years on, the American Roots Music Program at Berklee College of Music has produced the likes of Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Lonely Heartstring Band and Twisted Pine. Not bad for a nascent program.... »»»
February 24, 2019 - If anyone was surprised about the quality of the performers at the Berklee College of Music's tribute to Dolly Parton, one had to wonder why. After all, the Boston-based school is one of the... »»»
February 23, 2019 - Blake Shelton's stop marked the midpoint of his "Friends and Heroes" tour. He runs in good company. John Anderson, The Bellamy Brothers and Trace Adkins each played mini sets within the show.... »»»
February 21, 2019 - On the face of it, Kelby Ray's omnipotent pedal steel lines weaving in and out of The Cadillac Three's songs would make you willing to get the family farm the trio was a country music band.... »»»
February 20, 2019 - Why was this night different from most other nights for Lauren Alaina? For starters, instead of opening in arenas for Blake Shelton, which she's been doing lately, she headlined her own show at a... »»»
February 14, 2019 - Dierks Bentley's Valentine's Day "Burning Man World 2019 Tour" stop celebrated his album, "The Mountain," one of his best full-lengths to date. That album's so good, in... »»»
February 6, 2019 - Lula Wiles is on the verge. This three-piece folk-Americana band composes and performs music with skill and assurance. This vibrant listening room venue allowed them to display their talent before a full house.... »»»