Tad's taking a little time off, but this press release came in today and I thought we'd get the word out there for folks who want to jump on these tickets early.
Harvester Performance Center, in Rocky Mount, announced this morning some pretty big additions to its continually interesting live music schedule.
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The mind wanted to wander on Friday night. So much utterly senseless violence in Paris, so many lives needlessly lost, so many feelings in the head and in the heart. It felt a little overwhelming.
Correction: The Doobie Brothers' 1974 concert at the Roanoke Civic Center (now Berglund Center) broke the venue's attendance record with 10,900 people. An earlier version of this article was incorr...
For years, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals have been playing shows in Southwest Virginia. This year, Potter went solo, with the album "Midnight" and a tour that included another stop at F...
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Update 11/9/15: Berglund Center today announced that Jason Aldean will bring his "We Were Here" tour, with special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses, to Roanoke on Feb. 18.
Bro country standard bearer Brantley Gilbert, who headlined Salem's Blue Ridge Music Festival in 2014, is returning to town, this time for a gig at Salem Civic Center.
I'm just going to leave this here without much comment. Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio's brilliance will speak for itself, if you'll listen.
Nearly 500 people gathered in August at Galax’s Old Fiddlers Convention to break a record for mass mandolin picking. But in the end, officials at Guinness World Records declined to acknowledge the ...
Concert update - John Cowan Band, originally scheduled to play Floyd Country Store on Dec. 12, will now play the venue on Dec. 19.
Want some musical wisdom? Check out this podcast with Dr. Lonnie Smith, a master of the Hammond B3 organ. Smith leads his trio, guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Terrion Gulley, to Jefferson...
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Willie Nelson scared a bunch of us last week.
Everyone is bound, in part, to the time and place where they grew up. Master mandolin man David Grisman grew up in New Jersey, with folklorist Ralph Rinzler for a neighbor. Rinzler sought out the l...
1. The Black Lillies - Hard to Please - Hard To Please
They apparently are not trying to break our hearts. Alt-rock groundbreaker Wilco has announced a stop in Roanoke.
Robbin Thompson, who died on Saturday after a decades-long battle with a rare gastrointestinal cancer, was a big part of the Roanoke Valley's music scene in years past, even though he was a Richmon...
When Wynton Marsalis was barely a teenager, his father took him to meet the great jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. After the introduction, Gillespie handed the young Marsalis his horn, which had a s...
People in this town of fewer than 100,000 have the potential for rarely available musical learning experiences. Many of them come courtesy of Jefferson Center, which since taking on the old Downtow...
In this corner of the world, we're always happy to see the Rives Theatre, in Martinsville, continue on with an high quality live music schedule in that economically disadvantaged city.
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When Miranda Lambert's publicity apparatus released information about the country star's "Pink Guitars and Roadside Bars" tour, it didn't mention that Lambert would be bringing along a ringer.
Maybe you have seen Gary Reid lately in costume as bluegrass music pioneer Carter Stanley, in Reid's one-man show about the late performer.
David Wilcox and Underhill Rose are the first acts on board for Harvester Performance Center's series, Harvester Dinner Theater & The Cafe. The cafe in question is Bootleggers, the Harveste...
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Cancer would not appear to have much of a chance against Sharon Jones, even if it keeps coming for her.
In the Pokey LaFarge song "Central Time," the performer sings of people in the midwest "working hard as ever."
The Palms Restaurant, in Lexington, has a cool weekly event for original singer/songwriters. It is hoping you have the stuff to be a part of it.
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UPDATED 12:46 p.m. Sept. 16: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
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O-la, o-la, ayy! Big fun is coming to Elmwood Park on Sept. 19. Henry Street Heritage Festival organizers have just added Kid N Play to the bill.
Dwight Yoakam lyric from 1986: "I wanna thank you girl for teaching me brand new ways to be cruel."
A thunderstorm with high winds has made a mess of things at Lockn', where organizers have had to delay opening the venue's campgrounds and have canceled all Thursday performances, according to a ne...
The first song on Dwight Yoakam's latest album has a harmonic flourish that immediately says "Beach Boys."
Roanoke has a small but powerful independent rock scene. Typically, it centers on Bazaar Consignments, the Brandon Avenue shop that sells records, clothes, art and random cool items.
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It's a decade of live music and food at Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill. The venue celebrates it on Saturday.
Here's what's happening in the nightspots
A week ago, WDBJ-7 reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were at Dr Pepper Park, doing a preview of that venue's Wing Fest. Today, venue officials are postponing an event there as they ...
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Every gambler knows that the secret to survival is ... wait a minute. Let's remove that earworm for a moment and focus on some concert news.
Joan Jett is only four months into her era as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, but she still has something to prove.
There are so many places to stream new music. Recently, a couple of acts with local roots have reached out to me about new stuff on their bandcamp.com pages. Both of them are worth checking out.
A Glade Hill auto body repair business is shuttling audiences to shows at Rocky Mount's Harvester Performance Center.
Hun passed peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. She was affectionately called "Hun" by all who knew her. The story that she told was that her father called her Honey Baby because of her sweet temperament as a child. It defined her for the rest of her life. Mother, Mama, Mamaw Hun or Maw-maw Hun or simply Hun – she said, "This is the only name that I've been called my whole life. If someone calls me Alma, I don't know who they are talking to!"She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Franklin Williams; her daughter, Bonnie "Dody" Williams Cupp; her son, Robert Franklin "Bobby" Williams, her brothers, Ralph, Ira Kent, Fred, and Richard McCoy; her sisters, Cleo McCoy and Mamie Sue Cook.Hun leaves a true legacy of more than one hundred years of family and special friends. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ratcliffe; son, Gerald "Nonnie" Williams (Brenda); her grandchildren, Dari Cupp, Tony Williams, Tami Cupp, Robin Williams Atkins, Jerry Williams, Kristi Cupp and Amy Williams; her great grandchildren, Cody Atkins, Jordyn Williams White, Breigh Anna Cupp, Abby Williams, Casey Williams, Kaylee Williams, Garrett Lee Cupp and Kamran Lee Cupp; extra children she loved along the way, Cindy Williams, Lisa Williams, Brian Atkins, Frances Williams Collins, Roger Cupp, Vicki Poff Wright, Victor Link, Lori Ann Porterfield and Kaylea Jackson.Hun's family is proud to have been part of her McCoy spirit, and live each day knowing that they are, as she called them often, the "Real McCoys".Graveside Service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at The Williams Cemetery, Rocky Sink Rd., Newport, VA. A reception will follow at Sherry Memorial Christian Church, Mountain Lake Rd. The family would like to thank the facilities of Heritage Hall in Blacksburg and Rich Creek for the kind and gentle loving care given to Hun.
Ola Mae Humphrey Roudebush, 95, formally of Dublin passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at Island Home Park Health and Rehab, Knoxville, Tenn. She was born in Wilco, W.Va., on April 15, 1920 to the Rev. C. G. Humphrey and Clarice Booth Humphrey. Ola Mae was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joseph (Buzz) Roudebush II of Dublin, Va.; brother, William R. Humphrey of East Hartford, Conn.; son-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Charles Burnett of Knoxville, Tenn.; a special nephew, Steve Humphrey of Kernersville, N.C.; and niece, Clarice Parker of Connecticut.Ola Mae is survived by a daughter, Judy Burnett of Knoxville, Tenn.: a son, J. C. Roudebush III and wife, Glenda of Galax, Va. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Wes Burnett of Max Meadows, Va.; Dr. Jill B. Dickerson and husband, Clint of Atlanta, Ga., Wendi R. and husband, Dr. Arthur Pemberton of Galax, Va., and the Rev. Jake Roudebush IV and wife, Kimberly of Salem, Va. Her seven great-grandchildren are Andrew (Drew) and Rebekah Dickerson of Atlanta, Ga., Madelyn (Mimi) and Jaycie Pemberton of Galax, Va., and Graham, Clarke, and Quinn Roudebush of Salem, Va. Other survivors include one niece, Margaret "Dixie" Botticello of Massachusetts; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; and her deceased brother's grandchildren Todd and Staci Humphrey of Greensboro, N.C. A special cousin Robert S. Booth and wife Meda of Austinville, Va. also survive.Ola Mae loved growing up and going to school in Roanoke, Va., but her father's ministry took the family to Pennsylvania. Here she finished her schooling and started her career as the bookkeeper at the Company Store in the coal mining town of Volant, Pa. Ola Mae met and married Buzz Roudebush, and their daughter Judith Ann was born in Pennsylvania. By the time their son J.C. was born, the family had moved to Virginia. During her lifetime as a working mother and homemaker, she worked at the Radford Arsenal (World War II), in Dublin at Allen's Furniture Store and the Dublin Theater, and at Norfolk and Western in Pulaski. She opened Montgomery Ward in Radford and was store manager there for many years. She was a hostess and relief house mother at Radford University, and she also worked at the Dublin Post Office. She came out of retirement to be the bookkeeper for Mayberry Buick in Pulaski and then retired for the last time as the bookkeeper for Heritage Buick, also in Pulaski.Funeral services will be held at 8p.m. Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015 at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8p.m.The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Jake Roudebush following the visitation.It is fitting that Ola Mae's final resting place will be at her beloved Booth Family Cemetery in Wythe County where her grandparents, parents, brother, and husband of forty-nine years are buried. Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2015.Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.www.bowerfuneralhome.com
Joseph Edward Stinnett Sr., 45, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
Letha Rena Graham, 45, of Christiansburg, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015. The Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Horne Funeral Home & Crematory, 540-382-2612.