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  • Joe Louis Walker an original electric bluesman

     
    On Dec. 16, Joe Louis Walker, with opening act Midnight Shift, will perform at the Gander Room on Bethlehem's South Side to celebrate the Lehigh Valley Blues Network’s 20th anniversary....
  • TV band leader to headline ArtsQuest's second RiverJazz festival at SteelStacks

     
    The former leader of a famous late-night TV show band will headline the second-annual RiverJazz festival May 10-25 at ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem, officials just announced. Kevin Eubanks, a former Allentown resident and band leader...
  • Guitarist who played with icons, Hall of Famer, Chicago singer to highlight 2nd Pa. Blues Fest

     
    An electric guitarist who played with the great bluesmen and rockers of our time, a Chicago blues singer and harmonica player and a legacy guitarist/vocalist will headline the second Pennsylvania Blues Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton...
  • Singing the blues with Robert Cray: Guitarist talks about his legacy and future

     
    Blues guitarist Robert Cray says that as he was climbing the ladder of the music business, each time he would get to meet one of his inspirations, he would let them know what their music meant to him. The 58-year-old......
  • Seminal insult comic, blues rocker set to play Sands Event Center

     
    The seminal insult comic and a blues rocker have been announced as headliners for the new Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Don Rickles, the 85-year-old comic known as "Mr. Warmth" because of his offensive and insensitive stage personality, will perform on......
  • Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80

     
    Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80, discusses his music and values....
  • Buddy Guy makes believers of Symphony Hall audience

     
    Any non-believers in the powers of blues guitarist extraordinaire Buddy Guy could have been converted in the first 10 minutes of his show Sunday at Allentown Symphony Hall. Guy opened to a standing ovation from the smallish crowd of 600......
  • Album review: Tom Jones, 'Praise & Blame'

     
    Rating: 2 stars (out of 4) Ever since Johnny Cash started making sparse, acoustic recordings with producer Rick Rubin in the early ‘90s, a cottage industry has been created around recording the grand old men (and women) of popular music......
  • Album review: Tom Jones' 'Praise & Blame'

     
    Tom Jones turned 70 in June and one listen to "Praise & Blame" leaves no doubt that he's finally decided it's time to stop kidding around. Musically, he's checked out of Vegas and set up shop in Memphis, or maybe......
  • Album review: Grinderman, 'Grinderman 2'

     
    Be it as a songwriter, screenwriter ("The Proposition") or novelist ("The Death of Bunny Munro," "And the Ass Saw the Angel"), Australian singer Nick Cave is a man of words, and he excels at constructing unforgettable scenes filled with emotions......
  • Personal Playlist: David Lynch

     
    The director, who has a pair of singles out, talks about his music picks. The experimental auteur David Lynch has long dabbled in music, efforts of which have been taking a more serious turn of late. The filmmaker released a......
  • Don Van Vliet's tip for guitarists: "Listen to the birds. That's where all music comes from."

     
    Among the bits of advice that Don Van Vliet, in the guise of his musical alter ego, Captain Beefheart, listed in a 1996 musical primer called “Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing,” is this, number 1: “Listen to the......