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  • Setting Times stories to music: From LL Cool J to Louis Prima

    Setting Times stories to music: From LL Cool J to Louis Prima
    Even though I’m partial to a good hook in music, lyrics are my biggest love (perhaps not surprising for someone smitten with good storytelling).  I think the best songwriters -- Bruce Springsteen, Paul Westerberg and Paul Weller spring to mind --...
  • Striking San Francisco Symphony players explain absence to fans

    Striking San Francisco Symphony players explain absence to fans
    Country music great George Jones earned the dubious nickname “No Show Jones” because he was often otherwise engaged when it was time to go on stage. His way of apologizing,  sort of, was to write a song that humorously admitted he wasn&...
  • Marshall Grant dies at 83; bass player, manager for Johnny Cash

    Marshall Grant, who played standup bass in Johnny Cash's original trio and helped create the legendary singer's distinctive, rhythmic sound in the 1950s, has died. He was 83. Grant, who remained with Cash as a bass player for more than two decades and...
  • Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast

    Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast
    Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage...
  • Taylor Swift gets surprising number of Academy of Country Music Awards nods

     
    Berks County native Taylor Swift, who last year won the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year Award, was again nominated for that honor as the academy announced its nominations this morning. But in a year that Swift seemed......
  • Grammy, Pulitzer winners, TV star among highlights of upcoming Zoellner season

     
    A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
  • Live review: Lady Antebellum at the Nokia Theatre

     
    Just before the pop-country trio Lady Antebellum played a bluegrass-y take on its single “Something ’Bout a Woman” at the Nokia Theatre on Saturday, singer Hillary Scott had a small complaint. The arty-scruffy multi-instrumentalist Dave Haywood...
  • Buddy Miller gathers guitar greats for Majestic Silver Strings album, Grammy Museum show

     
    Americana songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer Buddy Miller’s latest project, the Majestic Silver Strings, surfaces March 1 in a new album named for the stellar collection of players who join him: Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz. In...
  • Here are the Top 5 Concerts for the coming week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts for the coming week: 1. GEORGE JONES The impact of George Jones on today’s country music can’t be overstated. In a 55-year career, Jones, 79, has had 85 Top 20 singles — the first......
  • Taylor Swift gets 3 CMT Award nominations, Allentown Fair headliners total 8

     
    Berks County native Taylor Swift snagged three Country Music Television Award nominations this morning, tying her for second most with Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band and The Band Perry. But Jason Aldean leads all artists,...
  • 'Hamlet,' Hank and the Bard

     
    The Bard and country music have more similarities than you’d think — one being explorations of tragedy. Sure, Dolly sang about her ‘Romeo,’ but why hasn’t there been more coming together of the two?...
  • Richard Buckner Opens for Sebadoh at Pearl Street in Northampton

    Richard Buckner Opens for Sebadoh at Pearl Street in Northampton
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Richard Buckner || || opening for Sebadoh April 8, Pearl Street Night Club, 10 Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-7771, iheg.com || ++++++++++++++++++++ The singer, songwriter and guitar-player Richard Buckner has had...