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Eddiefest 2017: Inaugural Eddiefest sets the pace for those that follow

By Sheryl Bryant - 5/29/2017

Thanks to the seven bands who played Eddiefest 2017 for their originality and creativity. It's so nice when bands forge new horizons and bring us music that is not mainstream conformity.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Make a Joyful Noise

By Erika Rasmussen - 4/25/2017

Bruce delighted audiences young and old at the Carolina Theatre on April 13th. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should keep your ears open for the noise they are making!

L.O. Temple's To Be a Simple Man packs heat and heart

By Sheryl Bryant - 4/18/2017

Lanny Temple of Bunnlevel, NC in Harnett County released To Be A Simple Man in 2015. It is an impressive volume of blues and Southern rock that deserves exposure. You really need to check it out for yourselves.

Stevie Nicks: Spirits Rising From the Dark Gothic Trunk of Lost Songs

By Sheryl Bryant - 3/20/2017

The Pretenders/Stevie Nicks show at PNC began with Chrissie Hynde and friends feeding the fans some electric, punkified rock and roll. Stevie Nicks followed with a two and one half hour testimonial that paired story with song, sharing songs from the vault as well as giving us her classic gold.

Ryanhood Stirs the Crowd at the Town Hall in Swansboro

By Sheryl Bryant - 3/5/2017

This indie folk duo that formed in Tucson in 2004 has got the stuff: Originality, cleverness and talent tightly loop for some solid melodic storytelling.

NC Ska & Reggae Launches skaNCk*wid*me Radio

By Danielle Rode - 3/2/2017

Listen to skaNCk*wid*me radio! Sixty-one classic and current North Carolina artists. Nearly four hundred Tarheel chunes. From Roots Reggae to Ska Punk and everything in between. NC skanks and ranks on skaNCk*wid*me radio!

Shovels & Rope Deliver an Unexpected Evening of Joy

By Erika Rasmussen - 2/27/2017

Just when I thought I knew Shovels & Rope, they delighted me with an amazing evening that's even better than I remembered.

Attending Bluegrass First Class at the Asheville Crowne Plaza Resort is like getting to sit at the adult table for the first time

By Erika Rasmussen - 2/25/2017

Everything is a little nicer. The humor is a little smarter. The music is more sophisticated. The setting is more formal. The food and beverages are better. And somehow, I got a pass to level up to the grown-ups' table last weekend.

The Wood Brothers Leave It All On Stage At The Carolina Theatre In Durham

By Ike Riddick - 2/16/2017

The Wood Brothers took up shop at the historic Carolina Theatre on Monday night and delighted appreciative patrons with their collection of original folk rock blues as well as special tributes to Butch Trucks and Levon Helm.

John Scofield Pays Homage To Country Music Legends At The ArtsCenter In Carrboro, NC

By Paul Kerr - 2/15/2017

John Scofield's latest expedition Country For Old Men, opened its winter tour at the cozy ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC paying homage to American country music.

Darrel Darnell Experience Plays Aussie Day at Patrick Jane's Gourmet Pizza Bar

By Sheryl Bryant - 1/31/2017

Aussie Day is celebrated and elevated by the music of the Darrel Darnell Experience at Patrick Jane's Restaurant in the Shoppes of Kildaire in Cary, NC.

Trinity United Methodist Church Hosted Wakefield High School Singers for an Outstanding Holiday Concert

By Sheryl Bryant - 12/15/2016

Wakefield High School's Choruses, Choirs, Ensembles and Chamber Singers presented "A Season of Hope and Dreams" on Friday, December 9, 2016.

Playing Around with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe featuring Jimmy Herring

By Erika Rasmussen - 12/5/2016

Can you recall the days of running to join your friends on the playground? It looked so fun you just jumped right in until you were dragged out of there, practically kicking and screaming by some adult? Welcome to Karl Denson’s Tiny Playground. The fun’s just begun.

Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland’s Fiery New Solo Project, Will Make You HAPPY

By Cindy Faulkner - 11/20/2016

Listening to Fiddler’s Dream will make you happy, and everyone seems to need more of that right now! Some people are not very happy at the end of this November because of, well….. you know. Down with all the drama and division in the air! If you need an instant pick-me-up, crank the volume of some blistering bluegrass music.

New Kids On The Block with special guests Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul

By Danielle Rode - 11/16/2016


Americana Artist Steve Hartsoe Returns To Pittsboro Roadhouse Nov. 18

By Danielle Rode - 11/8/2016

Come out and see Americana Artist Steve Hartsoe at Pittsboro Roadhouse where he'll perform songs from his new album "The Big Fix."

Justin Moore & Lee Brice Announce 2017 Tour

By Danielle Rode - 11/8/2016

Justin Moore and Lee Brice, two of country music’s most dynamic performers, will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour rolling into Greensboro, NC at Greensboro Coliseum.

Local Bands Unite For The Benefit For Dylan Concert At Korner Pocket In Raleigh

By Sheryl Bryant - 10/26/2016

Three local bands unite for a night of heavy metal and hard rock to help a brother in need. The "Do It For Dylan Fund" fund raiser at the Korner Pocket in Raleigh was made possible through hard work by a virtual Who's Who in the local Raleigh Music scene. Motrendus, Mechabull, and Ivy Stone gave it their all at the Benefit For Dylan concert.

Christmas Jam '16: Everyone's Holiday Dream Come True

By Erika Rasmussen - 10/26/2016

Do you remember the holidays of your childhood, dreaming of getting EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED? Well, must have been good this year, kiddies, because you’re getting it all! Here’s a chance to make your musical dreams come true, and fulfill the wishes of some lucky Asheville Habitat for Humanity recipients. Warren Haynes Presents the 28th Annual Christmas Jam on December 10, 2016, and your stocking will be overflowing with an impressive array of artists.

Sunday Night Jam With Chris Robinson Brotherhood At The Lincoln Theatre

By Ike Riddick - 10/24/2016

Chris Robinson Brotherhood presided over the Sunday night service at the Lincoln Theatre, holding hostage the inner souls of those in attendance as they got their psychedelic blues groove on.