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Thursday 08/21/2014
Posted: August 21, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Live music day trips

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Posted: August 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: New Castle Bluegrass Festival

Established national and regional bluegrass acts are at the top of the bill for a brand new festival in New Castle, and a “battle of the bluegrass bands” is also scheduled.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Posted: August 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
Podcast with The Mumbles

The Mumbles, touring behind new record, "Syncopatience," play Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill on Wednesday. Get details at www.roanoke.com/arts_and_entertai…24c1fc482188.html

Monday 08/18/2014
Posted: August 18, 2014 - 12:15 am
Q&A with Jason Isbell, full transcription

Today, we have a Q&A with Jason Isbell, advancing his Tuesday show at Jefferson Center. There was limited room in the old deadwood version, so here is my transcript of the conversation. He's a very interesting guy, and this is well worth r...

Posted: August 18, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Jimmy Fortune in Covington

A longtime member of Country Music Hall of Fame band The Statler Brothers is coming to Covington.

Sunday 08/17/2014
Posted: August 17, 2014 - 10:45 pm
Jason Isbell talks singing, sobriety

Singer/songwriter brings his band to Jefferson Center on Tuesday

Posted: August 17, 2014 - 6:41 am
Concert review - Rock 'n' roll survivors Crosby Stills & Nash thrive in Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre

Correction: “Love the One You’re With” was the final song of Crosby Stills & Nash's second set on Saturday at Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. The song’s place in the show was incorrect in a review of the concert.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Posted: August 16, 2014 - 12:15 am
Community High grad making moves in songwriting world

Justina Shandler, a year short of graduating at University of Miami, says her high school experiences led her to songwriting

Posted: August 16, 2014 - 12:15 am
Old Fiddlers Convention winners

OLD TIME FIDDLE

Friday 08/15/2014
Posted: August 15, 2014 - 2:36 pm
Video - Aside Oceans plays "Ghosts of Mississippi" at Martin's Downtown

A busy week of live music included Pulaski-based Aside Oceans, recently returned from a road trip that took them to gigs including the Whiskey A Go-Go, in Hollywood.

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

Music in the New River Valley and beyond

Thursday 08/14/2014
Posted: August 14, 2014 - 2:45 pm
Video - Tab Benoit, a funny, funny man, at Harvester Performance Center

At this point, I guess I've seen Tab Benoit four times. Every time he plays, his Telecaster work is absolutely blistering, and his rhythm section is top shelf. That was no different on Wednesday night at Harvester Performance Center, in Rocky Mount.

Posted: August 14, 2014 - 12:15 am
Top Tickets

Live music in the Roanoke Valley and beyond

Posted: August 14, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Posted: August 12, 2014 - 1:05 pm
Jefferson Center reschedules Natalie Merchant date; Robert Cray, Lyle Lovett shows sold out

Natalie Merchant, who had postponed her Oct. 25 Jefferson Center show, has rescheduled for April 10, 2015.

Posted: August 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
Out & About: Desert Rose Band

One of the top country bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s has regrouped, gone acoustic and is on the road.

Friday 08/08/2014
Posted: August 08, 2014 - 12:15 am
NRV Tix: Live music in Blacksburg, Floyd, Radford and beyond

Top Tickets in the New River Valley and beyond

Thursday 08/07/2014
Posted: August 07, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Live music in Roanoke and beyond

Posted: August 07, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Posted: August 05, 2014 - 11:30 pm
Concert review - Pat Metheny show brings music to ears and eyes

Jazz guitar and deep compositions are Pat Metheny's bag. He's been at it for decades, growing as a player and as a writer while bringing equally monstrous musicians along for the ride.

Posted: August 05, 2014 - 4:37 pm
Swampcandy, Annabelle's Curse take top two spots in FloydFest On the Rise contest

The music fans at FloydFest never pick bozos, and this year is no exception. Swampcandy, a two-piece hard blues machine from Maryland, is the winner of this year's On the Rise fan-voted music competition.

Saturday 08/02/2014
Posted: August 02, 2014 - 12:15 am
Sheryl Crow, Elmwood audience have some fun

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

Thursday 07/31/2014
Posted: July 31, 2014 - 10:27 pm
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.

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
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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
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Live music in Roanoke and beyond

Posted: July 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
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