| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:14 PM
Christine Ohlman, the cool-coiffed “Beehive Queen” whose feminine growl of a blues voice graces the house band at Saturday Night Live and own roots band Rebel Montez, has been ranked #7 on the Alternate Root website’s “Top 30...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Edgar Meyer, a celebrated classical bassist who specializes in multi-genre blending, will perform a solo concert at Chandler Recital Hall on campus at Old Dominion University 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Visit...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Del McCoury started picking in public in the early 1960s as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. Sam Bush is known as the King of Telluride, a Grammy-winning mandolin player who has played with a list of performers that reads like a who's who of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
A restlessly experimental art-rock band from hipster-choked Brooklyn, Dirty Projectors wouldn’t seem to be the type of act likely to engage in the music-industry showboating that defines the week-long run-up to the Grammy Awards.
And yet there was...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
| Sep 16, 2012
Emmylou Harris has mastered the art of gazing in two directions at once.
Like any great country singer, the 65-year-old musician and 10-time Grammy award winner looks to the past with a sense of bittersweet yearning. On "The Road," the first track of...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:46 AM
In Newport News Thursday, Emmylou Harris gave a Ferguson Center for the Arts crowd a sweet, soulful taste of her classic mongrel country sound.
Backed by her 5-piece band Red Dirt Boys, she touched on many of the styles and modes from her 40-plus...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
| Apr 30, 2011
Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75.
Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
| Dec 20, 2011
Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from...
| Jan 27, 2011
Charlie Louvin, the country singer whose scintillating harmonizing with his brother Ira created a distinctive template for duet singing that strongly influenced the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, the Byrds and successive generations of singers including...
| Apr 2, 2011
Country music singer-songwriter
Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...