Bars and restaurants in and around Carroll County are home to a variety of local and area bands and performers. To help plan your night out, the Times has assembled this calendar of musical performances at local eateries.
Rocky Mount and Floyd are two of many knee-slapping, strum-plucking music destinations along The Crooked Road (myswva.org/tcr), a 333-mile cultural heritage trail that winds through southwest Virginia bordering Appalachia, spanning the Blue Ridge to the Cumberland Mountains.
The hidden history of Maryland music has been described in periodicals—most often, perhaps, in this newspaper—but now it has finally been documented in two books, both published over the summer. These two books shine a new light on one of Maryland's greatest cultural achievements: a golden era of string-band music that went underappreciated not only outside the state but within the state as well. Perhaps recognition was denied because this accomplishment was created by the state's
On Wednesday, Yes and Toto run through their AOR prog-rock jams and MOR pop hits at Pier Six Pavilion. Denny Diamond & The Jewels pay tribute to Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, and more at The Cabaret at Germano's.
In "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash" running weekends through June 28, Infinity Theatre Company opens its sixth season with a winning musical biography of a major 20th century American songwriter and singer.
"What the Little Bird Told Him" starts strong: Johnny Cash's brooding "God's Gonna Cut You Down" blares as Jack Gruber walks (jaywalks, even -- the rebel) down the "Gotham" streets with this electric-torture kit in hand and his feeble-minded minion by his side.
"The Girl in the Picture (Napalm Girl)," released by Yanah in 2004, is one of over 300 famous and not-so-famous songs and spoken-word tracks about the war that are included in a 13-CD musical anthology.
By By Janene Holzberg and Special to The Baltimore Sun