| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:35 AM
There are traditional bluegrass acts, and then there are bands like Mountain Heart. While it’s true that, since the late 1990s, when banjo player Barry Abernathy and fiddle player Jim Van Cleve started playing with singer Steve Gulley (who left in...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:55 PM
He's wearing black slacks and a black shirt and cowboy hat. There's a bit of silver woven in, too, that picks up the light in the small hotel room.
With his neatly trimmed beard and gentle country manner, he cuts a romantic, old-time figure, like some...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Among the guitars stolen from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers earlier this week is a 12-string Rickenbacker, one of the vintage Rickenbackers that Petty owns. According to the Rickenbacker website, the guitar was manufactured in August 1967.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Hundreds of Baltimore Orioles fans rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday, hoping their joyful noise would reach the team preparing to take on the Yankees in New York City in the third game of the American League Division Series.
"We're sending a...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:43 AM
Scores of living legends posted messages or issued statements regarding the passing of The Band drummer/singer Levon Helm, who died last week at the age of 71. John Fogerty paid a special visit to the Coachella music festival in Indio, CA over the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:54 AM
It's fall, a good time for countdowns.
•Countdown: 53 days till Christmas.
•Countdown: 20 days till Thanksgiving.
•Countdown: 14 days until I put up Christmas decorations.
•Countdown: Seven columns to go.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:00 PM
John Fogerty's voice is as American as baseball and apple pie. Songs like "Proud Mary", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" and "Bad Moon Rising" are right up there with Woody Guthrie tunes and "The Star Spangled Banner" as the most red, white and blue...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The most satisfying series to arrive this spring has been "The Killing" from AMC, the channel with the best recent track record in drama. The next episode airs at 10 p.m. Sunday. Seattle homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) continues to...
| Nov 28, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Wherever Mavis Staples goes, her sister Yvonne is not far away. While Mavis Staples radiates joy and determination, her older sibling looks on with the vigilant concern of a family matriarch. It was no different at a packed and boisterous......