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Thursday 12/18/2014
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:15 am
Lockn' concessionaire fined $10,000 after compromise with ABC

The concessionaire for the Lockn’ Festival in Nelson County will pay at least $10,000 in fines following findings by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control that it violated two conditions of its license for the inaugural music festi...

Posted: December 16, 2014 - 12:15 am
Christmas means joy, hurt, healing for Steven Curtis Chapman

It makes sense that contemporary Christian performer and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman would have a formative Christmas memory. This is a guy, after all, who has made four records celebrating the season, selling more than a million of them.

Monday 12/15/2014
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 2:30 am
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell to play Harvester on Feb. 7

So, this is the last thing I'm doing on the Friday before my vacation. The announcement isn't official until Monday. But because of the internet, I can set this to go live on Monday morning. Virtual magick!

Saturday 12/13/2014
Posted: December 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
Judy Collins coming to Jefferson Center

Rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in New York City. Disagreements about citizens’ deaths and authorities’ tactics.

Friday 12/12/2014
Posted: December 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Cyril Neville, Devon Allman to lead Royal Southern Brotherhood into the Lyric on March 18

Here is an apt name for a jamming blues-rock outfit full of top players — The Royal Southern Brotherhood. The band, which features Cyril Neville (of The Neville Brothers) and Devon Allman (a son of Gregg Allman) hits Blacksburg's Lyric Theatre on ...

Posted: December 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the New River Valley and beyond

Thursday 12/11/2014
Posted: December 11, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Posted: December 11, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Gov’t Mule with John Scofield

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 12:18 pm
FloydFest adds Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan, Keller & the Keels and more to 2015 lineup

For its 14th version, FloydFest continues building an increasingly impressive lineup. The latest additions, announced today, include alt-country queen Emmylou Harris and bluegrass icon Peter Rowan.

Posted: December 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm
Video - Hovering plays "Anywhere" at Billy's Barn

The Young Sinclairs are not afraid of a quality opening act. During two nights last weekend at Billy's Barn, the band welcomed Hovering on Friday night and woolens on Saturday.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Posted: December 09, 2014 - 1:24 pm
Video - The Young Sinclairs Play "It's Real and It's the End" at Billy's Barn

For the first time in a couple of years, The Young Sinclairs' classic lineup reunited to play a pair of shows.

Posted: December 09, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Playlist - Tuesday Night News, 9 p.m. at 101.5 The Valley's Music Place

Tune in our FM dial to 101.5 Roanoke, or stream the show at 1015tvmp.com.

Posted: December 09, 2014 - 11:32 am
A few fun facts about Henson!, which opens for Southern Culture on the Skids, Friday at Harvester

Southern Culture on the Skids returns to the Roanoke area for a Friday night gig at the Harvester Performance Center. We've written plenty about SCOTS, which features two members who grew up in Roanoke. For instance, this story. And this review.

Posted: December 09, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Bettye LaVette

Growing up, Bettye LaVette didn’t have a typical girl’s voice.

Friday 12/05/2014
Posted: December 05, 2014 - 4:17 pm
Onetime Roanoker Rene Marie receives Grammy nomination

Jazz singer and onetime Roanoke resident Rene Marie was among Grammy Award-nominated performers today.

Posted: December 05, 2014 - 3:53 pm
Grammy nomination goes to Dierks Bentley's "Riser," produced by Glenvar grad Ross Copperman

Today's Grammy Award nominations included one for the Dierks Bentley record "Riser," for best country album.

Thursday 12/04/2014
Posted: December 04, 2014 - 12:30 am
The Young Sinclairs set for two weekend shows at Billy's Barn

Roanoke band is heard internationally but plays live infrequently

Posted: December 04, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: December 04, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Live music day trips

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Posted: December 03, 2014 - 5:17 pm
Podcast with Sam Lunsford of The Young Sinclairs

The Young Sinclairs have an international following and have two singles that were selected as "coolest song in the world" for Little Steven's Underground Garage show, on Sirius/XM radio.

Posted: December 03, 2014 - 1:23 pm
Hard Working Americans' "The First Waltz" documentary to premiere at 16 West on Dec. 18

Let's start with the full disclosure. I do an hour-long radio show on Tuesdays at 101.5 The Valley's Music Place. I try to stay away from writing about the station for that very reason, but this is less about the station and more about one of the ...

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Posted: December 02, 2014 - 3:05 pm
Dickey Betts & Great Southern coming to the Harvester in January

There are some old videos that have made the rounds on youtube over the years, featuring Dickey Betts and some other Southern rock greats playing a gig at the Coffee Pot.

Posted: December 02, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Dave Stryker Organ Trio

Just because a band is called an organ trio doesn’t necessarily mean that organ is the lead instrument.

Monday 12/01/2014
Posted: December 01, 2014 - 12:20 pm
FloydFest adds Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Keller Williams' Grateful Grass, Trigger Hippy, Sister Sparrow and more

Word out in the world lately has been strong on Chris Robinson Brotherhood, led by the Black Crowes' frontman. See and hear for yourself when the band comes to FloydFest in late July.

Posted: December 01, 2014 - 12:00 am
Harvester opens December with cowboy tunes, beach and rock music

Rocky Mount has seen a big variety of music so far this year, with the opening of Harvester Performance Center. The variety continues as 2014 nears its end.

Friday 11/28/2014
Posted: November 28, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the New River Valley and beyond

Thursday 11/27/2014
Posted: November 27, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Posted: November 26, 2014 - 11:45 am
December Live music in the valley's nightspots

Here in no particular order are the live music schedules of every venue that sent me its listings. Thanks to them, you can find so much musical fun on this page.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Posted: November 25, 2014 - 12:00 am
Media Notes: Songs stay the same for new owner of The Music Place

Ed Walker is out of the radio business. His station, however, will stay on the air and play the same kind of music.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Posted: November 23, 2014 - 2:54 pm
Video - Eric Johnson and Mike Stern play 'Benny Man's Blues' at Harvester

This is part of what happens when you put together two of the planet's greatest guitarists. Eric Johnson and Mike Stern brought their band to Harvester Performance Center on Saturday night and just slayed it.

Posted: November 23, 2014 - 12:15 am
Dierks Bentley makes most of his headlining spot

Dierks Bentley is no stranger to Roanoke’s largest stage. But when he hit Berglund Center Coliseum on Friday night, it was sort of new. This time, he was the headliner.

Saturday 11/22/2014
Posted: November 22, 2014 - 12:38 am
Concert review - Dierks Bentley makes most of his headlining spot

Dierks Bentley is no stranger to the Roanoke's largest stage. But when he hit Berglund Center Coliseum on Friday night, it was sort of new. This time, he was the headliner.

Friday 11/21/2014
Posted: November 21, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Thursday 11/20/2014
Posted: November 20, 2014 - 4:28 pm
Video - Erin and the Wildfire plays 'Puzzle' at Martin's Downtown

Erin Lunsford, from Charlottesville via Fincastle, has a pretty amazing set of pipes. Her voice features nearly as much power at the bottom of her range as at the top. She hears a lot of places she wants to take it, and she has the control to pull...

Posted: November 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: November 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Live music day-trips

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Posted: November 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
Jazz and rock guitar greats come together

For fans of fantastically played jazz and rock electric guitar, a show by either Eric Johnson or Mike Stern would be something for the calendar.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Posted: November 18, 2014 - 2:38 pm
Concert update - Blakley & the FolkUps at 16 West Marketplace on Wednesday

Now here is a band with a fun name. Blakley & the FolkUps, featuring Abingdon native Blakley Leonard, is set for a concert tomorrow at 16 West Marketplace.

Posted: November 18, 2014 - 1:44 pm
Harry Connick Jr. coming to Roanoke in February

Is he a singer? Is he a piano player? Is he an actor? Harry Connick Jr. is all three.

Posted: November 18, 2014 - 11:33 am
Today only: Dierks Bentley Roanoke concert tickets only $20 (fees included)

Berglund Center is selling Dierks Bentley tickets for $20 today only (Tuesday, Nov. 18) through this link with code RISER.

Posted: November 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
To country star Dierks Bentley, Glenvar grad Ross Copperman is 'on fire'

Some of country music’s hottest product comes with a Roanoke Valley imprint.

Monday 11/17/2014
Posted: November 17, 2014 - 12:05 am
Out & About: Erin & The Wildfire

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin Lunsford — from Charlottesville via Fincastle — has had a really successful year or so in music, where winning things is concerned.

Posted: November 17, 2014 - 12:00 am
Podcast with Erin Lunsford

Erin Lunsford, from Charlottesville via Fincastle, has had a really successful year or so in music, where winning things is concerned.

Friday 11/14/2014
Posted: November 14, 2014 - 6:42 pm
Bedford Community Orchestra to feature movie music

BEDFORD — The plunk of a classical bass stood alone. A violin grazed as clarinets crawled up and down individual scales.

Posted: November 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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Live music in the New River Valley and beyond

Posted: November 14, 2014 - 12:46 am
Concert review - Little Big Town believes in strong 'Pain Killer'

Little Big Town, fresh off a Country Music Association win last week for Best Vocal Group, has a new album, "Pain Killer."

Thursday 11/13/2014
Posted: November 13, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Posted: November 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
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