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Concert review: Steely Dan, July 24 at the Walmart AMP

July 25th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

There are many bands on the “least cool” list. I’m not talking about the bands you avoid talking about in casual conversation. You know the ones — You’d never publicly declare fandom for Creed, Nickleback or, for a more contemporary … Continue reading

Miranda Lambert: “Platinum” album, “Platinum” tour, (almost) platinum sales

July 11th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Everything is coming up Platinum for Miranda Lambert. That’s the name of her most recent album, which currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. It’s also the color of her hair, as she discusses in the title … Continue reading

Dan Tyminski on unions — Union Station, and one with Avicii

July 4th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Dan Tyminski did not know what to make of Swedish EDM act Avicii. That’s to be expected — Tyminski is a wildly talented multi-instrumentalist who operates in the bluegrass world, and Avicii is one of the most popular draws in … Continue reading

Concert review — Darius Rucker, June 20 at the AMP

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:17 am

If you count a Hootie & the Blowfish song performed by the modern incarnation of Darius Rucker as a cover song, then nearly half of his 20-song set was not his own material. Of course, if you consider them a … Continue reading

The Yellowjackets all jazzed up again

June 20th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

In his 30-plus years of membership in the jazz band The Yellowjackets, keyboard player Russell Ferrante has watched the turnstile move. Several members have come and gone, and he’s the only original member. With each subtraction and resulting inclusion, the … Continue reading

Darius Rucker prepared to rock you (like a wagon wheel)

June 20th, 2014 at 10:39 am

The mutual respect between Old Crow Medicine Show and Darius Rucker is quite evident. A little more than a year ago, I asked Old Crow Medicine Show vocalist and fiddle player Ketch Secor about having the song “Wagon Wheel” turned … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: John Elliott, two local gigs

June 13th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Among the stops on storyteller John Elliott’s current tour are two in Northwest Arkansas. Elliott performs Sunday (June 15) night at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville alongside Smokey & The Mirror and on Tuesday (June 17) at the Ozark Mountain … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with John Michael Montgomery and more

June 13th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Happy Friday the 13th! And for those of you not turning into a werewolf, let’s plan on getting weird anyway. By weird, I mean watching some live music. Why not? Country singer John Michael Montgomery, perhaps best known for the … Continue reading

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend starts today

June 12th, 2014 at 10:03 am

Some music festivals, such as the one I covered last week, take part in open fields. Some music festivals, such as the one I’ll cover this weekend, take place in historic concert halls. The latter of the two describes the … Continue reading

Wakarusa Day 3 in photos

June 10th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Wakarusa sure is a strange and beautiful place. Here are some images I caught on the festival’s third day, June 7. In a series of blog posts today, I’m going to empty my camera of photos that won’t make the … Continue reading