Category Archives: Music Industry News

A recap of the third day at the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 31st, 2014 at 9:55 am

Go on, try and define “Americana” music. Or “roots” music of the type that played on several stages in Fayetteville during the Fayetteville Roots Festival, which logged another great day Saturday (Aug. 30). The best descriptions you’ll find probably say … Continue reading

A recap of the Fayetteville Roots Festival’s second day

August 30th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Here’s how the first official day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival kicked off — with a line out the door for a free concert. I’ve written before that I could never understand why the (free!) live taping of KUAF’s “Ozarks … Continue reading

Robert Cray, a man with soul (and the blues)

August 29th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Robert Cray does not hesitate to admit his love for soul music. His originals always leaned in that direction. But with his newest release, “In My Soul,” he fully embraces it. On the record, he and his band take on … Continue reading

Building a bond: The Wood Brothers, multiple sets in Fayetteville

August 29th, 2014 at 10:23 am

Chris Wood had his own thing going, and going well at that. He is a member of the touted avant-garde music makers Medeski Martin and Wood. Oliver Wood has his own thing going, too. He earned a reputation as a … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with the Boxcar Bandits and more

August 29th, 2014 at 5:03 am

A friend of mine recently told me she had to work on Labor Day. I’m aghast. I hope you don’t have to work this weekend. Or if you do, I hope it’s like me, and it involves covering live music … Continue reading

The Top 7 shows at the upcoming Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 28th, 2014 at 9:39 am

The Fayetteville Roots Festival is great on many levels, not the least of which is how little competition is present. What do I mean by that? Aside from after about 11 p.m. each evening, there isn’t much in the way … Continue reading

Still growing — The Fayetteville Roots Festival returns Aug. 28

August 27th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Moving the Fayetteville Roots Festival main stage from its recent home at the Walton Arts Center would take effort in any circumstance. Moving it to a smaller venue with just a month’s notice is an even bigger ordeal. But that … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Chucky Waggs, Aug. 29 at Chelsea’s

August 26th, 2014 at 11:17 am

Chucky Waggs performs the song “The Bottom” from a previous recording. Chucky Waggs, a.k.a. Charles Adam Wagner, has been playing Americana on the road for about a decade as part of Mountain Sprout and other bands. Waggs also records music … Continue reading

Making a (second) home: Andy Frasco’s love of Fayetteville

August 22nd, 2014 at 1:21 pm

If there’s one specific thing that made Andy Frasco love Fayetteville, he won’t say. Or doesn’t say. But about six years ago as a 20-year-old musical rookie, he made a stop here at a music venue that now serves as … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Building 429 and more

August 22nd, 2014 at 5:03 am

Sorry for the slightly sappy and vaguely political post here, but I feel obligated. It’s been a tough week for journalists, both in the United States and abroad. You’ve probably seen the news stories, and I won’t share them again. … Continue reading