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  • Robison and Willis collaborate on more than a marriage

    Robison and Willis collaborate on more than a marriage
    Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis have been married for 20 years and have four children, but their musical careers have largely been solo affairs. Oh, sure, they've contributed to each other's albums, but for the most part Willis has earned acclaim as a singer who can deliver rockabilly attitude or honky-tonk heartbreak in equal measure, while Robison has excelled as a producer and songwriter, with artists such as George Strait ("Desperately"), Tim McGraw ("Angry All the Time") and the Dixie Chicks ("Travelin' Soldier") scoring hits with his tunes.
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...

    Your 2013 guide to street festivals

    Your 2013 guide to street festivals
    Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...

    Zydeco champ C.J. Chenier and band to play post-Mardi Gras party in Williamsburg

    Zydeco champ C.J. Chenier and band to play post-Mardi Gras party in Williamsburg
    The Corner Pocket in Williamsburg has for years maintained a joyous connection between Virginia's colonial capital and New Orleans. From Marcia Ball to Geno Delafose, many top Louisiana players have rocked the restaurant and billiards room. The...

    Marcia Ball at Bamboo Room

    Marcia Ball at Bamboo Room
    Marcia Ball: The Louisiana-raised swamp-blues and zydeco pianist is experiencing a creative peak these days, having collected a 2013 Living Blues Readers' Award for Most Outstanding Keyboardist — her ninth BMA — and four Grammy nominations,...