My word of the day calendar says today's word is "stymie," which is a word I was already plenty familiar with. Without the added push of new vocabulary, coming up with the introduction for this week's post has me in quite a stym...nah, nevermind, I'm not feeling it. It's too damned hot outside. The ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>
That high lonesome sound is resonating through the hollers today as Bluegrass music lovers and banjo enthusiasts alike are mourning the death of Earl Scruggs. A musical innovator in the truest sense of the word, Scruggs died from natural causes at a Nashville area hospital. He was 88. As a profe ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, April 23. The Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 North Ninth Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, January 22, through Saturday, January 24. Argosy Casino, #1 Piasa Street, Alton, Illinois.
The Washington club scene makes way for the eccentric old-time music of Dave Landreth
Frontenac, of all places, plays host to one of the Midwest's finest bluegrass get-togethers
Singer/songwriter Tom Paxton is still just folk
On bluegrass treasure Del McCoury