| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:59 AM
There are certain bands that I'm a fan of that have long and winding careers marked by, sometimes several, changes in musical direction. Often times because of the length of their careers combined with the shifts in musical aesthetics some real good...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Gram Parsons would've been 65 years old this Nov. 5, so the timing is right for a new official Web site devoted to the singer's influence. Gram's daughter, Polly Parsons, and the Gram Parsons Foundation have announced the launch of gramparsons.com, an ...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are planning a duet album. Emmylou Harris expects a reunion of her celebrated Hot Band as part of the collaborative project....
| Sep 15, 2011
After Zac Brown chose to sing "Martin," a love song to his guitar, everyone on stage with him Tuesday night at Club Nokia for this year's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concert quickly fell in line and served up songs inspired by their...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
“I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:27 AM
Just when it seemed Chicago was jam-packed with summer festivals, a strange confluence of bedfellows – rival promoters Jam Productions and Live Nation, several South Side aldermen, and jam-band kingpin Dave Matthews – got together earlier this...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:36 PM
With Glen Hansard. $78, 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. (860) 987-5900, bushnell.org. Sold out.
“Can't Keep” was the opening number of a 2008 Pearl Jam show at the Dodge Music Center. Eddie Vedder...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:00 AM
“Can't Keep” was the opening number of a 2008 Pearl Jam show at the Dodge Music Center. Eddie Vedder will likely be singing the song again in Hartford on Saturday, June 18. But it'll sound a little different, with the emphasis on “...
| Apr 24, 2011
Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia.
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4) At one time, Harris’ voice was like country’s angelic consciousness, a reminder of its essence as the Nashville sound became increasingly suburban-ized. Her brief early ‘70s partnership with the late Gram Parsons...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Wire: The U.K. punk-era iconoclasts have trimmed themselves down to an even leaner and meaner trio, and the recent “Red Barked Tree” – only their 12th studio album in 34 years – functions as a solid career overview of the......