Music Park: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles @ Gypsy Sally’s — 10/18/18

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Sarah Borges performs at Gypsy Sally’s on Oct. 18, 2018. (Photos by Marc Caicedo)

I’d never seen Gypsy Sally’s so packed. I counted no less than four members of the media who turned to cover Sarah Borges and fellow roots rockers the Bottle Rockets recently. We were well rewarded, because Sarah can flat out rock.

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Music Park: Tyler Childers @ The 8×10 — 10/16/18


Tyler Childers performs at The 8×10 in Baltimore on Oct. 16, 2018. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

Tyler Childers recently released his early recordings Live on Red Barn Radio I & II on vinyl and CD with a flashy new cover. Having been on tour for just a slice short of forever (Tyler sang a tune called “Ever Lovin’ Hand” about, well, I’ll call it monogamy and the loneliness of touring two-thirds of the year), this tour was not exactly for the new record, but a continuation of the heavy lifting he and the boys have been muscling through, as they did at The 8×10 in Baltimore on Oct. 16.

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Music Park: Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th Anniversary w/ Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman of The Byrds and Marty Stuart @ Jefferson Center (Roanoke, VA) — 10/10/18

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Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart perform at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia, on Oct. 10, 2018. (Photos by Chester Simpson; Words by David Edwards)

There were two overriding themes to the Sweetheart of the Rodeo concert at Roanoke’s Jefferson Performance Center recently — a theme of Americana music and a theme of Tom Petty.

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Music Park: The Milk Carton Kids @ Lincoln Theatre — 10/13/18

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The Milk Carton Kids perform at the Lincoln Theatre on Oct. 13, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Growing up in the suburbs of Akron, Ohio, I would listen at night to Kent State Public Radio WKSU. On the weekends, that station would broadcast folk music. Saturday evening’s concert by The Milk Carton Kids thus was something of a return to my personal roots.

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Music Park: Murder by Death @ 9:30 Club — 10/12/18

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Murder by Death performs in Ybor City, Florida, on March 10, 2011. (Photo by Nicole Kibert)

Normally, the 9:30 Club has the latest shows in town. On weekends, those shows go even later. Headliners regularly go on after 10. It was a lucky thing that I checked the showtime, because it turned that the Murder by Death concert was an early show!

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Music Park: Sleepy Creek HarFest @ Sleepy Creek [Berkeley Springs, WV] — 10/5-10/7/18

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(Empire Strikes Brass and Danny Moore in a red mask lead a parade at Sleepy Creek HarFest 2018 on Oct. 5, 2018. Photos by Chester Simpson; Words by Michael Tucker)

When I look back at every festival I attend, there is a definitive moment where everything clicks, and I have an epiphany of sorts wherein I come to understand what that festival means to me.

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Don’t Miss: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles @ Gypsy Sally’s, 10/18/18

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Sarah Borges (Photo courtesy Conqueroo)

Sarah Borges roared into Americana as the lead singer of the Broken Singles. After a stint solo, she’s back with the band, and they released a new album, Love’s Middle Name, on Oct. 12 via Blue Corn Music.

Now, Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles open for The Bottle Rockets at Gypsy Sally’s on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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