| Dec 19, 2011
| 11:54 AM
That tick-tick-tick you're hearing is the clock, not a time bomb. So don't panic. There's still time to find great music for the loved ones on your Christmas list. Here's a look back at some of the best recordings of the year and a few tips on who's...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:21 PM
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:04 PM
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Veteran blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker has been recording steadily since the mid’-80s, but “Hellfire” is his first album for Chicago-based Alligator Records. It is also his most rock-oriented release, with...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Update: Merriweather Post Pavilion has announced its second show of the season: Lady Antebellum, the hugely successful pop-country trio.
The band, out with "Own the Night," which was released last year, will perform May 20. Darius Rucker, the guy...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:05 AM
The ’70s was the era of the Big Family Band. Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen toured with more than 30 musicians. The Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (with Eric Clapton), Santana, the Mothers of...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:53 AM
Coed blues-rock champions Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will be heating up guitar fretboards in Norfolk this fall. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will play Chrysler Hall in Norfolk and tickets to the show go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
The show will...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk.
Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Just announced: Widespread Panic will headline the first full day of music at Wanee on April 14, areturn engagement after the band's well-received appearance in 2010. Of course, the the Allman Brothers Band, the founder of the event at Spirit of...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Just in time for holiday gift lists, the DVD “Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010″ offers more than four hours of music, interviews and backstage footage featuring performances from Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy,...
| Jun 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A few key moments Saturday from Eric Claptonâs Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park: 11:45 a.m.: Emcee Bill Murray emerges to demonstrate that even he has learned a few things since the last Crossroads festival, in 2007, by playing a......