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Eddiefest 2017: Inaugural Eddiefest sets the pace for those that follow

By Sheryl Bryant - 5/29/2017

Thanks to the seven bands who played Eddiefest 2017 for their originality and creativity. It's so nice when bands forge new horizons and bring us music that is not mainstream conformity.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Make a Joyful Noise

By Erika Rasmussen - 4/25/2017

Bruce delighted audiences young and old at the Carolina Theatre on April 13th. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should keep your ears open for the noise they are making!

Stevie Nicks: Spirits Rising From the Dark Gothic Trunk of Lost Songs

By Sheryl Bryant - 3/20/2017

The Pretenders/Stevie Nicks show at PNC began with Chrissie Hynde and friends feeding the fans some electric, punkified rock and roll. Stevie Nicks followed with a two and one half hour testimonial that paired story with song, sharing songs from the vault as well as giving us her classic gold.

Ryanhood Stirs the Crowd at the Town Hall in Swansboro

By Sheryl Bryant - 3/5/2017

This indie folk duo that formed in Tucson in 2004 has got the stuff: Originality, cleverness and talent tightly loop for some solid melodic storytelling.

Shovels & Rope Deliver an Unexpected Evening of Joy

By Erika Rasmussen - 2/27/2017

Just when I thought I knew Shovels & Rope, they delighted me with an amazing evening that's even better than I remembered.

Attending Bluegrass First Class at the Asheville Crowne Plaza Resort is like getting to sit at the adult table for the first time

By Erika Rasmussen - 2/25/2017

Everything is a little nicer. The humor is a little smarter. The music is more sophisticated. The setting is more formal. The food and beverages are better. And somehow, I got a pass to level up to the grown-ups' table last weekend.

John Scofield Pays Homage To Country Music Legends At The ArtsCenter In Carrboro, NC

By Paul Kerr - 2/15/2017

John Scofield's latest expedition Country For Old Men, opened its winter tour at the cozy ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC paying homage to American country music.

Darrel Darnell Experience Plays Aussie Day at Patrick Jane's Gourmet Pizza Bar

By Sheryl Bryant - 1/31/2017

Aussie Day is celebrated and elevated by the music of the Darrel Darnell Experience at Patrick Jane's Restaurant in the Shoppes of Kildaire in Cary, NC.

Trinity United Methodist Church Hosted Wakefield High School Singers for an Outstanding Holiday Concert

By Sheryl Bryant - 12/15/2016

Wakefield High School's Choruses, Choirs, Ensembles and Chamber Singers presented "A Season of Hope and Dreams" on Friday, December 9, 2016.

Playing Around with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe featuring Jimmy Herring

By Erika Rasmussen - 12/5/2016

Can you recall the days of running to join your friends on the playground? It looked so fun you just jumped right in until you were dragged out of there, practically kicking and screaming by some adult? Welcome to Karl Denson’s Tiny Playground. The fun’s just begun.

Local Bands Unite For The Benefit For Dylan Concert At Korner Pocket In Raleigh

By Sheryl Bryant - 10/26/2016

Three local bands unite for a night of heavy metal and hard rock to help a brother in need. The "Do It For Dylan Fund" fund raiser at the Korner Pocket in Raleigh was made possible through hard work by a virtual Who's Who in the local Raleigh Music scene. Motrendus, Mechabull, and Ivy Stone gave it their all at the Benefit For Dylan concert.

Sunday Night Jam With Chris Robinson Brotherhood At The Lincoln Theatre

By Ike Riddick - 10/24/2016

Chris Robinson Brotherhood presided over the Sunday night service at the Lincoln Theatre, holding hostage the inner souls of those in attendance as they got their psychedelic blues groove on.

Leon Bridges And Lianne La Havas Bring Heart And Soul To The DPAC

By Chris Dunbar - 9/13/2016

Lianne La Havas and Leon Bridges exposed their souls to Durham on Sunday night; they took us to church, provided their own version of service, and in Bridges’s case, danced with reckless abandon.

Unknown Tongues Speak A Universal Language To The Crowd At The Swanfest Sunday Series

By Sheryl Bryant - 9/12/2016

Down East natives Unknown Tongues brought Cajun Zydeco down by the White Oak River in Swansboro, NC. Visitors to the Crystal Coast should include a Swanfest Series show in their plans when visiting the area.

5th Annual Farmhouse Jam Rocks Clayton, NC

By Sheryl Bryant - 9/6/2016

Sunday's Farmhouse Jam showcasing "Musicians Honoring Musicians" was held in memory of Tony Avery. The annual event was a major musical highlight of the Labor Day weekend.

The Return of the Dixie Chicks w/ Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith

By Chris Dunbar - 8/14/2016

The Dixie Chicks are talented musicians and songwriters with big voices and an even bigger, beautiful stage presence.

Joe Walsh Rocks The Red Hat Amphitheater

By Ike Riddick - 8/10/2016

Joe Walsh chronicles his magical musical journey playing songs from his years with the James Gang, Barnstorm, The Eagles, and his solo endeavors. Trust me folks, Joe Walsh is no "Ordinary Average Guy".

Carnival of Madness Tour Brings the Madness to Raleigh

By Sue Hardee - 8/7/2016

Whiskey Myers, Black Stone Cherry, and Shinedown bring some of the best Southern Rock to the Triangle at Red Hat Amphitheater.

Hangin' With The Tribe At Floydfest 2016 - Part II

By Sheryl Bryant - 8/2/2016

Weaving dreams is easy at Floydfest 2016.

Hangin' With The Tribe At Floydfest 2016 - Part I

By Sheryl Bryant - 8/1/2016

Weaving dreams is easy where the Music and the Mountains make Magic. That place is FloydFest 2016 in Southwestern Virginia.