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  • 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...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week. 1. FUN. Fun.’s breakthrough No. 1 hit “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle MonĂ¡e)” was atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for four consecutive weeks (it’s still No. 11 after 31 weeks) and is the......
  • OFF-TOPIC: Blues-rocker George Thorogood gives song-by-song thoughts on biggest hits

     
    When blues-rocker George Thorogood plays at Sands Bethlehem Event Center tonight, Aug. 2, don’t be surprised to hear the crowd uninhibitedly singing along with his best-known, good-time songs such as “Move It On Over,” “Who Do...
  • Did Buddy Guy show his age in Bethlehem at '76 years young'?

     
    Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy sang at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday night, "I'm 76 years young, there ain't nothing I haven't done." I believe it. Guy played with John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • Book review: 'Soul Mining' by Daniel Lanois

    Book review: 'Soul Mining' by Daniel Lanois
    Daniel Lanois loves shadows — in his rooms, in his photographs and most famously in the atmospheric music he has produced for himself and such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Peter Gabriel, in which sonic shadows lend dimension and an air of mystery....
  • At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
  • Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer
    Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
  • Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith dies at 75; blues musician

    Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith dies at 75; blues musician
    At 17, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith left the Arkansas farm where he was raised to travel to Chicago, where he first heard Muddy Waters when his mother took him to a club. Inspired by the great bluesman, Smith never went home. Instead, he taught himself to...