| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The New Riders of the Purple Sage got their start when songwriter John Dawson and fledgling pedal steel player Jerry Garcia teamed up to play some country music in coffee shops. Later that year lead guitarist John Nelson joined them, and before too long...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:20 AM
You already know who Pure Prairie League is. No really, you do. They sing that song "Amie," that goes, "Amie, whatchoo wanna do? I think I could stay with you for a while, maybe longer if I do."
It was a big hit in 1975, at the height of a bluegrass...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:35 PM
One of Elvis Costello's most popular songs, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" was not written by Elvis Costello. It was written by Nick Lowe. "Cruel to be Kind" is another pop masterpiece of Lowe's. He produced the Damned's first...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Hailing from upstate New York, the Felice Brothers are no strangers to Connecticut clubs. Or clubs anywhere else in the country, really. They get around. Before they started the band in 2006, they didn't even know how to play musical instruments, but they...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oakland's Tumbleweed Wanderers have only released one record, So Long, since forming in 2011. (It was produced by John Vanderslice.) Yet they're already crossing this fine nation to play for us on the East Coast, opening for the Revivalists at Fairfield...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Oh, didn't you hear? Vinyl has been extremely popular and collectible again for several years now. If you sold your whole collection for $10 back in 1994, you're probably kicking yourself right now. But you can get some of what you lost back this Saturday...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been a group since 1939, and three of their seven members are actually blind. They sing spiritually uplifting gospel songs, and after many decades of performing they began winning Grammys — five of 'em — in the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Fairfield Theatre Company pretty much always has a strong lineup of acts on their calendar, and this week is no exception. Check out one of the following totally sweet shows:
Thu., Oct. 10: Vanessa Carlton. Remember that song "A Thousand Miles"? That...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The Jayhawks have been going for almost 30 years now, a beloved, semi-under-the-radar-but-cool-for-being-so band featuring guitarist and vocalist Gary Louris, who is currently supporting his first solo tour since reconvening the band with a show at...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Songwriting is alive and well in Fairfield County. For proof, look to the growing popularity of the Singer/Songwriter Circle held at Two Boots in Bridgeport on Monday nights.
"Be careful what you wish for," joked hostess Irena Hart from the stage...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Thursday, June 2
Oscar Hammerstein I left Prussia for New York in 1864, where he worked sweeping the floor of a tobacco factory. He learned a thing or two about making cigars in the process, and went on to make a ton of money in cigar...