Category Archives: Music Industry News

The Fayetteville Roots Festival in photos

September 1st, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Look — I know I promised a comprehensive review of the Fayetteville Roots Festival today. And I promise it’s coming, but later than expected. I’m instead writing it for the print edition, which means it shall run Friday (Sept. 4) … Continue reading

Friends and family: The final night of the 2015 Roots Festival

August 31st, 2015 at 4:54 pm

If a theme could be found during the closing day of the 2015 edition of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, it would be this: Honor those you admire. John Elliott admires Raina Rose and Anthony da Costa. He performs with them regularly. … Continue reading

In their own class: The third day of the Fayetteville Roots Fest

August 30th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

As J.D. McPherson played the final notes of his Friday (Aug. 28) night headlining set at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, he did so to a half-full venue. It was late, and there were several delays while he was onstage, too. Later … Continue reading

A time for music: The second day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 29th, 2015 at 11:02 am

  With events already an hour behind schedule, it took J.D. McPherson and his band a full 40 minutes to get on stage at the Fayetteville Roots Festival after the preceding set by John Fullbright came to an end. Suddenly, … Continue reading

The stars align: A review of the first day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 28th, 2015 at 10:20 am

Sometimes, things align. John Fullbright had started his set at the VIP party that kicked off the ongoing Fayetteville Roots Festival. I possessed a bellyful of carefully prepared food from local chefs and a beer made by a local brewer. I … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Sean Danielsen and more

August 28th, 2015 at 5:03 am

At the risk of being all Fayetteville Roots Festival all the time, know the downtown Fayetteville event will occupy most of my weekend. You can find daily updates here, and you can find instant ones on Twitter, too. The Roots … Continue reading

The seven can’t-miss sets of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 27th, 2015 at 9:17 am

Happy Roots Festival opening day! In my research for this year’s Fayetteville Roots Fest — which begins today! — I’ve spent a lot of time listening to the artists coming this way between now and Sunday (Aug. 30). I’ve tried … Continue reading

A Sunday Funday — Roots Festival bulks up final day programming

August 26th, 2015 at 11:47 am

I know I’m guilty of taking the Fayetteville Roots Festival for granted. I know you might, too. I just know that on Friday (Aug. 28), I’m going to walk out of my apartment and walk to the many stages offered … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Hard Working Americans, Aug. 26 at George’s

August 25th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

The Fayetteville Roots Festival officially kicks off on Wednesday (Aug. 26) with a freshly added show the four-day festival passes don’t cover — that would be a fifth day. The 8:30 p.m. show involves the Americana supergroup Hard Working Americans, … Continue reading

Concert review: Hank Williams Jr., Aug. 22 at the AMP

August 23rd, 2015 at 9:32 am

Hank Williams Jr. does not care what you think. He does not care for your opinions. He does not care for fools. He cares greatly about two things: His country and Hank Williams Jr., or Bocephus, as he would often … Continue reading