| Dec 10, 2010
Daniel Lanois loves shadows — in his rooms, in his photographs and most famously in the atmospheric music he has produced for himself and such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Peter Gabriel, in which sonic shadows lend dimension and an air of mystery....
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:29 AM
"I hope the president will forgive me if I do this one," says Sir Paul McCartney as he launches into a lovely rendition of "Michelle." As McCartney croons, President Barack Obama sings quietly to his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, who is beaming at...
| Sep 19, 2010
WOODSIDE, Calif. —It's a pronounced climb up a winding road to the hilltop restaurant where Neil Young and Daniel Lanois have ensconced themselves for an afternoon to talk about their singular new collaboration, "Le Noise."
Sitting on an enclosed...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 7:43 PM
"Dave Matthews Band Caravan" is a traveling festival featuring a diverse array of artists performing on three different stages, and they're coming to Chicago's Lakeside July 8-10.
The old U.S. Steelworks Plant has been transformed this weekend, and ten...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:27 AM
Just when it seemed Chicago was jam-packed with summer festivals, a strange confluence of bedfellows – rival promoters Jam Productions and Live Nation, several South Side aldermen, and jam-band kingpin Dave Matthews – got together earlier this...
| Apr 8, 2012
In the run-up to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which starts Friday, we've been anticipating not just the music and art but also the independent sense of style that will be on display. Here are some of the standouts who will hit the...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:16 AM
When John Jorgenson, a laid-back, soft-spoken Californian who lives in Nashville, picks up a guitar, he can chicken pick, string together long, staccato Gypsy Jazz lines or rack up chorus after face-melting chorus of rock and blues licks like few other...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Did you ever hear an artist online and say 'yeah I like this'. Then you see them live and they blow you away so you buy the new album, take it home and realize that it's even better than when you first heard it online? Me too and one of those artists is...
| Sep 15, 2011
After Zac Brown chose to sing "Martin," a love song to his guitar, everyone on stage with him Tuesday night at Club Nokia for this year's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concert quickly fell in line and served up songs inspired by their...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Anyone who knows me should know that I love old school country music. I especially love listening to timeless country albums from back in the day that hammer home my belief that the soulless bubble gum pop in cowboy hats being passed off by major labels...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:52 AM
Guitar-strumming troubadours aren't rare birds. They're commonly sighted across Hampton Roads. But two of them landing in the region this month stand out from the flock.
Steve Forbert, the songwriter best known for his 1980 hit "Romeo's Tune," will...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Casey Wilson, Penny on ABC's "Happy Endings," isn't sure but thinks she probably always was funny.
Her first memory of working an audience was cracking up her parents. Her aunt left the room and she did a spot-on impersonation.
"I don't even change my...