| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Merle Haggard may be 74 but he sounds utterly playful in the title track of his new album, one of his strongest collections in a couple of decades....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:43 AM
A couple of years ago, the Daily Press' own music buffs Sam McDonald and Mike Holtzclaw shared some favorite tunes for setting that very romantic mood on Valentine's Day. Here are the songs they chose - as well as a few clunkers to avoid:
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:00 AM
“Can't Keep” was the opening number of a 2008 Pearl Jam show at the Dodge Music Center. Eddie Vedder will likely be singing the song again in Hartford on Saturday, June 18. But it'll sound a little different, with the emphasis on “...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:36 PM
With Glen Hansard. $78, 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. (860) 987-5900, bushnell.org. Sold out.
“Can't Keep” was the opening number of a 2008 Pearl Jam show at the Dodge Music Center. Eddie Vedder...
| 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...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Editor's note: Columnist Jim Gray announced last week that he is running for vice president as a Libertarian. This will be his last column until after the election.
From 11 a.m. until about 7 p.m. June 2, we will have the second annual Heritage Music and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Summer is when the area's performing arts centers announce their fall schedules. The Peninsula's two main centers -- The Ferguson Center for the Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton -- have plenty of interesting shows heading our way.
As my colleague...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Smithfield Arts outdoor concert series is about to enter its final and, to my mind, most interesting phase. On Friday, July 22, Norfolk folk musician Bob Zentz will dig into his vast trove of sea chanteys and nautical folk tunes. He's adept on concertina,...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Satan Is Real
The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers
By Charlie Louvin, with Benjamin Whitmer
For a country duo that got its start doing ultra-pious gospel - singing about God and mother, faith, patriotism and honor -- the Louvin Brothers sure weren’...
| 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...