Music

Concert review - Sheryl Crow, Elmwood audience have some fun

Fun fact: multi-platinum performer Sheryl Crow’s first hit, “All I Wanna Do,” featured steel guitar. The soulful singer with the pop-rock lean has always had a little country in her music.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Posted: July 31, 2014 - 12:15 am
Steppin' Out and Old Fiddlers Convention on the horizon

Traditional festivals feature family fun

Posted: July 31, 2014 - 12:15 am
Top Tickets: Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Top Tickets: Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Posted: July 30, 2014 - 9:51 pm
Lockn' music festival organizers announce plans to buy adjoining 385-acre farm

Organizers of the Lockn' music festival announced Wednesday they have plans to buy a 385-acre farm adjacent to the Oak Ridge Estate where the event will be held for the second year.

Posted: July 30, 2014 - 10:00 am
Podcast with The Get Right Band, playing downtown Blacksburg's Steppin' Out on Friday

The Get Right Band, of Asheville, North Carolina, debuts its second album, "Bass Treble Angel Devil," on Friday at downtown Blacksburg's Steppin' Out. Streaming music: "Satisfied Man," "You Can Come" and "Get Rig...

Posted: July 30, 2014 - 12:15 am
Cut 'n' Scratch review: FloydFest 13

For 12 years, FloydFest was like the proverbial bubble, filling up more with each passing year. More people, more bands, more vendors, more fun.

Sunday 07/27/2014
Posted: July 27, 2014 - 12:52 pm
FloydFest 13 Saturday night reviews -- Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Guy, Lettuce, J.J. Grey, The Duhks

I worked real fast on my offsite camping story on Saturday so I could catch as much music as possible. So glad I did, as Saturday was FloydFest 13’s best night. Here is what I was able to catch.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Posted: July 26, 2014 - 6:19 pm
Saturday sees quiet afternoon at FloydFest

As the school bus rolled off the FloydFest site toward the event’s off-site camping areas, the bus driver asked if anyone wanted to hear some music.

Posted: July 26, 2014 - 1:47 pm
Speakeasy stage at FloydFest evolves into a bar with beer and commercial moonshine

Until about three years ago, one of FloydFest's most popular venues was the dance tent. It was there that sacred steel guitar band The Lee Boys made a ton of new fans and friends during a late night/early morning set.

Posted: July 26, 2014 - 1:26 pm
FloydFest capsule reviews from late Friday and early Saturday include Ziggy Marley, Thievery Corporation, Rising Appalachia

After writing about some music lovers’ merch tent buys, music time arrived. Here are some capsules of what I saw and heard on Friday night and early Saturday.

Friday 07/25/2014
Posted: July 25, 2014 - 7:23 pm
Floyd Fest: Merchandise tent feeds festival frenzy

In a lot of ways, FloydFest is a musical discovery engine. Sure, it brings in headliners that music fans know and love, but with its stage-lined fairway, there are plenty of unfamiliar sounds to lure a curious listener.

Posted: July 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm
About last night at FloydFest and bad things that Lauryn Hill never said

As FloydFest Thursday night headliner Lauryn Hill took the main stage last night, she opened with the statement: "You know what they say about me."

Posted: July 25, 2014 - 12:15 am
NRV Tix: Live music in Blacksburg, Floyd, Radford and beyond

Live music in Blacksburg, Floyd, Radford and beyond

Posted: July 25, 2014 - 12:15 am
FloydFest: Food, beer lineup as impressive as music

Pizza, beer and rock ’n’ roll. Or barbecue, wine and funk. Or gyros, smoothies and blues.

Posted: July 25, 2014 - 12:15 am
Teen guitarist tears up the blues

The blues guy slung the strap of his Gibson SG electric guitar over his left shoulder and ripped a couple of loud chords, which got the attention of the mostly middle-aged crowd that had gathered for an early evening show at Norah’s Cafe in the Ta...

Thursday 07/24/2014
Posted: July 24, 2014 - 5:57 pm
Finally - blogging from FloydFest

I have 17 minutes to write from the FloydFest media yurt, behind the main stage, because Lauryn Hill's people are running us out to set up shop. The media -- we always get screwed in these deals, haha!

Posted: July 24, 2014 - 12:30 am
Top Tickets: Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: July 24, 2014 - 12:15 am
FloydFest's new parking includes smooth shuttle rides

During the first few years of FloydFest, patrons could drive their cars right onto the site, park them and set up camp.

Posted: July 24, 2014 - 12:15 am
Hit The Road

Live music day-trips

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Posted: July 22, 2014 - 12:51 pm
Sam Bush coming to Harvester Performance Center in Jefferson Center/Harvester co-production

Newgrass music pioneer Sam Bush is returning to the Roanoke Valley.

Posted: July 22, 2014 - 12:33 pm
Concerts postponed - Natalie Merchant at Jeff Center, Peaches & Herb at Harvester

Natalie Merchant, who was scheduled for a Jefferson Center concert on Oct. 25, has postponed due to illness, according to the venue. A new date is in the offing but not set. Jefferson Center will honor all tickets at the new date. Check this space...

Saturday 07/19/2014
Posted: July 19, 2014 - 12:15 am
The Duhks back in festival waters

Past FloydFest favorite regroups in time for a new festival season

Posted: July 19, 2014 - 12:05 am
Musical diversity on tap at FloydFest 13

Ben Harper, Lauryn Hill, Ray LaMontagne among acts atop the bill

Friday 07/18/2014
Posted: July 18, 2014 - 3:58 pm
Sunday concert in Blacksburg to benefit New River Land Trust

Hey Mavis, an Americana group from Akron, Ohio, is scheduled to headline Sunday's New River Land Trust benefit concert in Blacksburg.

Posted: July 18, 2014 - 6:00 am
NRV Tix: Live music in Blacksburg, Floyd, Radford and beyond

Live music in Blacksburg, Floyd, Radford and beyond

Thursday 07/17/2014
Posted: July 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
Top Tickets: Live music in Roanoke and beyond

Live music in Roanoke and beyond

Posted: July 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
Hit The Road

Live music day-trips

Posted: July 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
Jefferson Center announces 2014-2015 season

Lyle Lovett, Robert Cray, Natalie Merchant, Del McCoury Band among headliners at Jefferson Center's 2014-2015 Star City Performance Series

Wednesday 07/16/2014
Posted: July 16, 2014 - 12:15 am
Nickel Creek makes triumphant return to Roanoke

Band's first Roanoke show in seven years features musical depth

Posted: July 16, 2014 - 12:15 am
Milk Carton kids bring strong music and humor

Grammy-nominated acoustic duo Milk Carton Kids hits Harvester Performance Center on Sunday

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Posted: July 15, 2014 - 10:47 pm
Nickel Creek makes triumphant return to Roanoke

The first burst of musically inspired applause came at the earliest three-part harmony.

Posted: July 15, 2014 - 12:15 am
Blues festival at Elmwood features musical variety

Touring acts and the annual band competition are scheduled

Sunday 07/13/2014
Posted: July 13, 2014 - 1:39 pm
Changes at FloydFest should make for better experience, organizer says

FloydFest has added parking, shuttles and more after rains swamped last year's event

Saturday 07/12/2014
Posted: July 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
Podcast with Bryan Sutton, who plays Floyd Country Store on Sunday

Nashville, Tennessee, session hotshot and bluegrass flatpicking master Bryan Sutton is off on a short tour, leading his own band. The tour stops at Floyd Country Store on Sunday, where he and his group — including David Grisman's son, Sam Grisman,...

Posted: July 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Bryan Sutton

Nashville, Tennessee-based picker brings his bluegrass band to Floyd Country Store on Sunday

Posted: July 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
Nickel Creek's time away is time for growth

Nickel Creek's time away is time for growth

Acclaimed acoustic band reunites, sets sites on Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre

Friday 07/11/2014
Posted: July 11, 2014 - 7:40 pm
Remembering last time ZZ Top hit Roanoke; the band returns Oct. 22

It's been five years since blues-rockers ZZ Top played Roanoke. With news of the band's upcoming show -- set for Oct. 22 at Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre -- I immediately flashed back to that show a half-decade back.

Posted: July 11, 2014 - 6:00 am
NRV Tix: Live music in Blacksburg, Floyd, Radford and beyond

Live music in Blacksburg, Floyd, Radford and beyond

Thursday 07/10/2014
Posted: July 10, 2014 - 6:22 am
Podcast with Cory Henry, who plays Jefferson Center tonight

He was playing Hammond B-3 organ in church when he was 3. Three years later, he was a finalist on the notorious Apollo Theater talent competition. His professional career began to take off by age 18, via a gig with Sean "Puff Daddy" Comb...

Posted: July 10, 2014 - 12:15 am
Hit The Road

Live music day-trips.

Posted: July 10, 2014 - 12:15 am
Top Tickets: Live music in the valleys and beyond

Top Tickets: Live music in the valleys and beyond

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Posted: July 09, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Blues at Sedalia

17th annual festival features a daughter of B.B. King

Friday 07/04/2014
Posted: July 04, 2014 - 6:00 am
Top Tix: Music happenings around the New River Valley

Live music performances in Blacksburg, Floyd and elsewhere.

Posted: July 04, 2014 - 12:15 am
Arts & Extras: Sound and sight of dulcimers fill history museum

The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum in Ferrum premiered an exhibition in 2011 that provided a sweeping history of the dulcimer across three centuries.

Thursday 07/03/2014
Posted: July 03, 2014 - 6:00 am
RSO collaborating with Plastic Musik in Elmwood Park show set for August

Back in May, we wrote about Roanoke-based percussion ensemble Plastic Musik's win on the international television show "Sabado Gigante." Now, Plastic Musik has something cool happening a little closer to home.

Wednesday 07/02/2014
Posted: July 02, 2014 - 11:45 pm
Top Tickets: Some of the week's best live music

Concert listings and previews for the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: July 02, 2014 - 5:14 pm
cutNscratch concert update - Harvester schedule includes Eric Johnson with Mike Stern, Tab Benoit, John Hammond

Guitar geeks, the upcoming months at Harvester Performance Center have something for you. Plenty for you, in fact.

Posted: July 02, 2014 - 4:11 pm
cutNscratch concert update - Bettye LaVette, Wanda Jackson, Shelby Lynne part of Live at the Lyric's 2014-2015 season

A rockabilly queen, a soul baroness and an Americana princess are on the bill for the 2014-2015 Live at the Lyric Season.

Posted: July 02, 2014 - 12:35 pm
cutNscratch concert update - Steppin' Out, Blacksburg, includes J.P. Harris, Megan Jean, No BS! Brass

Blacksburg's annual music, arts and family get-together, Steppin' Out, is scheduled for Aug. 1-2, and the organization this week released its list of performers.

Monday 06/30/2014
Posted: June 30, 2014 - 11:59 am
For Mac McAnally, career in music like 'winning the lottery'

Top Nashville songwriter and instrumentalist Mac McAnally plays Covington's River Rock Amphitheater on Sunday

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