| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Since releasing her debut album in 1971, guitarist Bonnie Raitt has played on the back roads of popular music at an historic, but lightly traveled intersection of Deep South blues and rock ‘n’ roll that allowed her plenty of space to be...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:05 PM
John Prine says he has lung cancer and will have an operation next month. Doctors “see no reason why I won’t fully recover,” the singer-songwriter said on his web site.
Prine, who grew up in suburban Maywood and rose to fame on the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2011 debut album “Revelator” won the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album because it was the entire package: Derek Trucks’ guitar playing as good as any on the scene today, Susan Tedeschi’s voice equally...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Ed Holstein is back in the family business, which is folk music, and that comes as welcome news to his friends and fans, who have been worried about him for a year.
Their concern finally abated a few months ago when Holstein sent an e-mail to a few...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Derek Trucks didn’t say a word during Sunday night’s lively concert at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center in Reading by the Tedeschi Trucks Band. He let his guitar do the talking, speaking in mesmerizing, lightning fast electric riffs. Susan...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1 . ED KOWALCZYK It’s almost four years since Ed Kowalczyk parted ways with Live, the York-based band whose writing and singing he defined with such alternative chart-toppers as “Lightning......
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:24 AM
Singer songwriter Jewel says that as early as 1999, when she had released just two albums, she wanted to do a greatest hits album. And she easily could have. Her 1996 debut album, “Pieces of You,” had produced three Top......
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Growing up, Dallas-born, Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose initially rebelled against her country roots. Well, maybe "rebellion" is too strong a term.
"As a teenager I'd tell my parents, 'I'm going to play in a punk club and y'all stay...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
with Ava Luna and Magic Man, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., $10. The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building G, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, theouterspace.net, manicproductions.org.
They always say, "Two heads are better than one." For Brooklyn-based indie...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Little starlight shone on the Sunshine Blues Festival Saturday at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater, inclement weather graying the skies and softening the ground, leaving no foot — clad or otherwise — free of mud. Star power, on...
| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.