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  • Five questions for Derek Trucks

    Five questions for Derek Trucks
    If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old headlining act with an uncle in the Allman Brothers Band and an alarming talent for playing the blues. What the kid lacked in experience, he made up for in soul, favoring the slide-guitar style of his hero Duane Allman and none of the screaming, over-the-top theatrics typical of many young guitarists.
  • Still rolling on the river

    Still rolling on the river
    These days, Dar Lopez approaches the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival with a degree of humility. It's rooted, perhaps, in the organizer's abiding respect for the event's late founder, Don Cohen, who inaugurated the all-day party in the parking lot of...

    Tobacco Road at 100: A few more reasons to celebrate

    Tobacco Road at 100: A few more reasons to celebrate
    There are many reasons to genuflect at the humble altar of music, booze and camaraderie known as Tobacco Road that have nothing to do with its unlikely centennial, being celebrated with a party on Saturday. No. 1 is its mere existence. If it’s been...

    Mac Arnold: blues traveler

    Mac Arnold: blues traveler
    Mac Arnold sounds completely at home on his sweat-raising 2011 recording, "Blues Revival." Captured on-stage at the Grey Eagle club in Greenville, S.C. — about 15 miles from the rural hamlet of Pelzer, where he grew up and currently resides —...

    There will be noise: Hearing Damage, a.k.a. the Rat Opera, celebrates the loud life of Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra

    Rob Elba┬áis grinning, so the offer at first seems like a joke. “Do you want earplugs?” he asks. “Do I need them?” The grin widens. “You’re going to need them.” In the upstairs, high-ceilinged rehearsal...