Wandering Sons' Chisel has taken root in Nashville
Published 5/24/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments
It is dawning on Wisconsin-bred singer-songwriter Cory Chisel just how appropriate the name of his band, the Wandering Sons, has become.
Dirty River Boys take long roads to success
Published 5/24/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments
The Texas folk-rock group the Dirty River Boys really deserves to be featured in its own van commercial.
MSO honors composer who broke barriers
Published 5/16/2013 at 1:48 p.m. 0 comments
Florence B. Price secured her place in history on June 15, 1933.
Nashville by way of Detroit: Deadstring Brothers set out on Americana music mission
Published 5/16/2013 at 1:02 p.m. 0 comments
Country-rock band the Deadstring Brothers return to Memphis on Wednesday at the art space 430 N. Cleveland for a show produced by the Hi-Tone Café, which hopes to open down the block soon.
Published 5/16/2013 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments
Memphis Dawls 'on the right track' with career, music
Published 5/9/2013 at 1:11 p.m. 0 comments
In 2010, the Memphis Dawls were a footnote in a news article about local singer-songwriter Holly Cole and her band the Heathens. The story mentioned that Cole had started a new side project with her former Cordova High School classmates ...
Tim McGraw to headline new country music festival in Tunica
Updated 5/8/2013 at 1:58 a.m. 0 comments
Country superstar Tim McGraw will headline the first Delta Country Jam, a new two-day music festival this fall that organizers hope will turn Tunica County into a musical event destination.
Titus Andronicus to help christen new Hi-Tone tonight
Published 5/6/2013 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
Blue collar rockers Titus Andronicus will christen the new Hi-Tone tonight in the Crosstown area with opener So So Glos.
Punk pioneer Patti Smith gets full Memphis experience
Published 5/4/2013 at 7:14 p.m. 0 comments
Punk rock pioneer Patti Smith spent her Friday evening eating the barbecue at the famous Rendezvous restaurant. She woke up Saturday morning and toured Graceland.
Star & Micey get energy going at Musicfest
Published 5/4/2013 at 3:48 p.m. 0 comments
Saturday at the Beale Street Music Festival, the gates opened on time with no storms predicted. The second day of the fest was shaping up to be a more or less normal medley of music and mud, with crowds coming ...
Mother Nature not kind to Musicfest, but crowd braves rain, cold
Published 5/3/2013 at 11:00 p.m. 0 comments
Dear Mother Nature: Was it something we said? Or did? Sure, we tried to build a highway through Overton Park. But that was long ago.
Together or apart, Hall & Oates keep the music coming
Updated 5/3/2013 at 7:22 p.m. 0 comments
For more than 40 years, John Oates has been best known as the quieter, mustachioed half of the best-selling pop music duo in history, Hall & Oates. So it would seem now that the 64-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist is spearheading his own ...
Music of Swedish singer Hoffsten has roots in the South
Updated 5/3/2013 at 7:37 p.m. 0 comments
This year’s Beale Street Music Festival features two acts from the Memphis in May honored country of Sweden. Rock guitar icon Yngwie Malmsteen is one; the other is flaxen-haired beauty Louise Hoffsten who, though lesser known to American audiences, is ...
Billy Gibbons having ball living in past, present, "La Futura"
Updated 5/3/2013 at 7:32 p.m. 0 comments
The first time Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top set foot in Memphis there was a good bit of confusion. Booked to play a blues festival at Overton Park in 1971, based on the strength of the still unknown Texas group’s ...
Selvidge was key contributor to evolving history of Memphis music
Updated 5/2/2013 at 5:49 p.m. 0 comments
Sid Selvidge, a long time Memphis musician and artistic force in the Bluff City since the 1960’s, died early Thursday morning.
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