Darrell Scott (Photo by Jim McGuire)
Darrell Scott is a master songwriter: Travis Tritt and the Dixie Chicks have taken his songs to the Country Top 5, he’s been voted Nashville Songwriter of the Year, and he’s received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.
But Darrell also has the blues deep down inside his body, his bones, his heart, and his soul. Not the kind of blues you have when you’re sad. This kind of the blues that is the fire in the belly of all American music. It is seductive danger and gentle love, the harsh growl of the wolf of the door and the tender croon of the father’s lullaby at the baby’s cradle. And it all came out at a recent show at AMP by Strathmore.
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss (Photo courtesy IMP)
Country stars Willie Nelson and Alison Kruass announced a 13-date co-headlining tour earlier this year, and now that tour arrives at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday, June 19.
Lawn seats are still available!
John McEuen (Photo by Alan Nahigian)
John McEuen, along with the String Wizards, performed an enchanting night of songs and stories at The Hamilton Live recently. McEuen, who I interviewed last year, was a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, and he played with the band for the better part of the next 50 years. Over the course of the evening, John shared stories from his time with the legendary, beginning with its roots as a jug band.
A.J. Croce (Photo by Sebastian Smith)
I’ve been watching Westworld. And so it occurred to me as I watched A.J. Croce perform at City Winery recently, this piano man would be at home in the Old West, tickling the ivories at a saloon.
Chris Young performs at Jiffy Lube Live on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Jules McNamara)
Singer-songwriter Chris Young sang up a storm on his Raised on Country Tour 2019 as it stopped at Jiffy Lube Live recently. Jules McNamara was there to photograph him.
Mac McAnally (Photo courtesy the artist)
You may not have heard Mac McAnally’s name, but you’re likely familiar with his with work. If you’ve listened to Jimmy Buffett, you’ve probably heard Mac’s songs, and you’ve definitely heard Mac; he’s played for decades in Jimmy’s Coral Reefer Band. Mac played a great solo show at The Birchmere on Friday.
The Devil Makes Three (Photo by Jay Westcott)
Bluegrass trio The Devil Makes Three released Chains Are Broken, their sixth studio album, via New West Records last year, and the California band are on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Saturday, May 11.