| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott was surprised with an affectionate tribute at the Hampton Taphouse on Wednesday night.
Organized by Newport News resident Denise Mallonee, the event attracted many of Scott's fans, friends and fellow musicians in what...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:52 PM
If Tom Waits and Ella Fitzgerald had a baby, it would be Golden Afternoon.
The Huntington Beach band performed a set of unique and creative songs, as well as covers, to an intimate crowd at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on Monday night.
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Jessy Schram laughs when I suggest she's the hardest working gal on TV these days, but she shouldn't. In the past two years, she's had plum roles in three high-profile series.
The Skokie native and former Buffalo Grove resident currently can be seen at 7...
| May 1, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Johnstown Area Heritage Association is dedicating the Peoples Natural Gas Park on June 16 with a day-long celebration that will include concerts by Black Coffee, Eilen Jewell, Los Straitjackets and Tab Benoit.
Tickets to the event, sponsored by Peoples...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:36 AM
A daughter, Kenzie Sunshine Paul, was born to Sam Ostwald and Kevin Paul of Levering at 6:17 a.m. May 10, 2012, at McLaren -- Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Kenzie weighed 6 pounds, 10.2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long at birth. Grandparents are...
| May 27, 2012
In a few days, Cindy Mease will stand on stage and sign the blues.
She’ll capture the emotions, the wrenching soulfulness, the rollicking rhythm and liquid notes that seem to melt into each other.
There will be songs echoing joy and pain,...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:36 PM
1. Western Maryland Blues Fest
A weekend of blues music by local and national bands. Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3. Venues and ticket prices: Thursday, University Plaza, free admission; Friday, June 1, $25 at the gate, $7 for ages 6 to 12, and...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:08 AM
For a guy involved with hit records by everyone from the Backstreet Boys to pop star Mandy Moore and rock outfit Shinedown, Tony Battaglia has no commercial expectations for his first solo album.
"I wanted to get this stuff off my chest, if for no...
| 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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:11 AM
So much of what's sold as blues these days has so little relation to the real thing that one sometimes wonders whether the term carries much meaning anymore.
Fortunately, several core artists continue to champion blues that's not pop, rock, soul, rap...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:49 AM
Junior Combs — lead guitar, vocals
Jesse Lee Scutchfield — lead vocals, stand-up bass
Mike McCalmet — drums
How they started: Best friends Junior Combs and Jesse Lee Scutchfield had grown up in North Judson playing...
| Oct 22, 2012
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If you regularly read music press, you've heard about Gary Clark Jr. and his vintage sound. Regarding the Texas guitarist, the word "blues" gets thrown around a lot. You're going to see a lot of reviews where people call “Blak...