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Missy and the Bluetones’ new record is straight-up, no-nonsense blues

Darren Stroud remains pretty practical and straightforward in his musical ventures. Want to...

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Tinsley Ellis honors the Grateful Dead and the blues that inspired it all

On paper, the Grateful Dead was a blues band. If you look beyond the Ken Kesey acid-tests, the...

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Platero is an ace channeling Stevie Ray

We’ve all had that friend, that one kid on your block who was pushed into music lessons...

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Chatham County Line just keeps rising

They’ve been busy knocking off milestones throughout their careers. Eight albums, seven...

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Harlis Sweetwater hits it hard: The road and the guitar

It’s a decent method of identification if you’re a band sticking with a...

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The HillBenders do The Who’s ‘Tommy,’ but in bluegrass fashion

It’s the definitive rock opera. There’s a compelling storyline, beautiful...

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Cinematica brings enigmatic sounds to Hoovfest at ACT

Cut Farmington some slack. The neighbor to the south may be just a quick stop for a Target...

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Stillhouse Junkies play great American music (just don’t call it Americana)

The music term “Americana” is as tired as the term “alternative.”...