| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:18 PM
Tommy Castro wants to keep his guitar in his hands, his mouth at the microphone and his boots on stage for as long as he can.
"I have every intention of going out like John Lee Hooker," Castro says in a phone interview. "I'm not stopping anytime soon. I...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:40 PM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale.
Reba at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage, Brian McKnight at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Mary Lambert at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center and Slash at Stroudsburg’s...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:15 PM
When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival landed Sir Elton John to perform in May, organizers say they also worked hard to craft an entire day that hits all the right notes with a parade of piano royalty.
On May 2, the day the "Rocket Man" singer-...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Beginning with his days as lead guitarist for the legendary Washington, D.C.-based Nighthawks, Thackery has opened for and recorded with an impressive list of blues greats, including Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
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,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:21 PM
When it comes to live music in clubs, bold listeners seek out the strange rather than the familiar.
Of course, that's not always an easy task.
While there's no shortage of live music spots in Hampton Roads, ones that feature original music aren't...
| May 18, 2013
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks kicked off its third season Friday with the things that make the outdoor lawn venue at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem what it is: Great weather; good, free music; and a cool atmosphere. Mike Mettalia and The......
| Aug 22, 2013
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. The Black Crowes at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, The Mavericks at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown, and Justin Timberlake at Wells Fargo Center are among 35 shows for......