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February 5, 2020 - To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at... »»»
February 1, 2020 - If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts.... »»»
January 30, 2020 - Somehow after nine years in the public eye, Lauren Alaina was finally on her first headlining tour. That despite being runner up on American Idol, the show that launched her career, in 2011, and two albums.... »»»
January 25, 2020 - The joy is palpable when the music is of the Irish variety. And when you combine that with a typically uptempo bluegrass sound - We Banjo 3 labels its style of music Celtgrass - let's say it makes for one fun night.... »»»
January 24, 2020 - Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally.... »»»
January 24, 2020 - Miranda Lambert has made a career on the letter "S" The Texas native is sassy, sexy, smart and a more than capable songwriter. All the while, she has earned a well-deserved reputation as a total badass.... »»»
January 10, 2020 - Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all.... »»»
January 7, 2020 - Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group,... »»»
December 30, 2019 - Deer Tick would never be accused of being a smooth, well-oiled musical machine. Far from it. In years past, Deer Tick seemed to embody the wild, rough side of music both on and off stage.... »»»
December 29, 2019 - The Suitcase Junket best describes the accouterments onstage with which Matt Lorenz (he is The Suitcase Junket) stages his concert. Remove the "et" from Junket, and you have a better idea of... »»»