| 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 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 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 25, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Over the last two decades, as violinist and composer Zach Brock worked toward becoming a full-time jazz musician, he knew that he'd have to prove himself as an improviser first and a string player second.
"I wanted to be of the [jazz] scene, where it'...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:18 AM
American singer, songwriter, actor and producer Lionel Richie has "partied all night long," "danced on the ceiling," and provided a host of romantic ballads that are the "go to" songs when talking about falling in and out of love.
He is coming to...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:20 AM
When you're a working musician, rambling comes with the territory. The life consists of touring, strings of one-nighters in interchangeable bars and clubs punctuated by brief spells in studios. But the singer and songwriter Kevin Morby seems perhaps...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Dauphinais, who records as Ponybird, writes songs — slow, minor-key waltzes, atmospheric dirges, soulful full-band workouts — that are subversively punk-rock in spirit and mostly acoustic in texture. She sings in a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Somewhere at the intersection of laptop dance-pop, academically rigorous counterpoint and experimental post-rock noise sits the music of Dan Deacon, an electronic musician who seems perfectly comfortable navigating the challenges and contradictions of...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:36 AM
More than three years have passed since the last time R. Bruce performed for a live audience.
So, he said he is a bit nervous about the three shows he is doing this weekend at Cozzy's Comedy Club in Newport News. But the 60-year-old musical comedian...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:55 AM
"The Hunger Games" is getting the royal treatment.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lorde will write the first single for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" and hand-pick the artists for the soundtrack, Lionsgate announced Thursday.
| Sep 13, 2014
| 2:01 AM
Cosimo Matassa, 88, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in New Orleans, said his granddaughter Mia Matassa. He had been ailing since he had a stroke in 2009....