| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:43 AM
Singer Kavita Shah's journey to the recording of her debut album, "Visions," was a long one, involving hours spent honing her skills — on stages and in classrooms — punctuated by bursts of inspiration and self-discovery.
If you want to...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Keep an eye out for Torrington acoustic pop singer and songwriter Sarah Barrios, 20. Over the past year, mostly through word-of-mouth (she doesn't have a recording out), Barrios' honest, pop-friendly songs and undeniable charisma have connected with...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Wise Old Moon's Connor Millican, 24, wrote songs after late shifts bartending and painting houses. You can almost smell the late-night paint fumes and hear the clinking of glasses on "The Patterns," Wise Old Moon's studio debut, where acoustic guitars,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Tom Rush, an iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist who helped shape the great folk revival in the '60s and its resurgence in the '80s and the '90s, is still very much a spirited, spirit-lifting entertainer, musician and raconteur whose ebullient talents...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz of the Brazilian psych-rock band Boogarins released a debut album titled "As Plantas Que Curam" (translation: "Plants That Heal") in October. Almeida sings in Portuguese, his voice usually bathed in either reverb or...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Six years ago, songwriters Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper started playing roots-based music together, just casually.
On July 15, as Puss N Boots, the three musicians will finally release a debut album, "No Fools, No Fun," on Blue Note...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Symphony of the Americas is presenting its 23rd annual Summerfest, a concert series fusing global artistic and cultural traditions with South Florida's music scene.
This year, the highlight is the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, which has performed...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Naperville Jaycees are hoping everything Last Fling visitors want includes two 1990s all stars.
Smash Mouth and Vertical Horizon are playing the end of summer festival in downtown Naperville on Aug. 31.
Smash Mouth is best known for hits like "All...
| Aug 22, 2014
In 37 years of covering music for the Tribune, I've heard virtually all of the masters and have been lucky enough to meet most of them. Whether chatting backstage with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra or conversing with Lena Horne in a Manhattan...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:43 AM
A "plum gig" for musicians and an intimate haven for folk music lovers is closing in August.
The Stained Glass Coffeehouse, located within the Congregational Church in Deerfield, will stage a final and free concert on Aug. 16. Senior pastor Blair Hull,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:14 PM
The Ravinia Coffee Station has introduced a new Sunday morning perk to the neighborhood: live music.
Weather permitting, it's a scene out of the classic Creedence Clearwater song. Down on the corner and out on the sidewalk, owner Josh Weisbart and a...