North Mississippi Allstars (Photo by Tom Bejgrowicz)
“World boogie” came to the District recently. That’s the term the North Mississippi Allstars use for their Hill Country blues-based, hard-rocking, seriously funky style. For some three hours, the NMA jammed out in front of a packed house at The Hamilton. Based in tradition but looking to the future, the NMA showed the audience just what is possible when creative, forward-looking artists put their spin on roots music.
Paul Thorn (Photo courtesy Blind Ambition Management)
Paul Thorn plays a mix of roots rock, R&B, and gospel, black and white, all with a hint of his native Tupelo country twang. That’s an accurate description, but it does not convey of who Paul Thorn is. He shared some insights into the question during his performance at The Birchmere recently.
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.
Cedric Burnside performs at Blues Rules Crissier Festival in Switzerland on May 22, 2016. (Photo by Christophe Losberger)
The blues, one of America’s great contributions to the arts, come in many forms. Multi-instrumentalist Cedric Burnside plays hill country blues, so named for the hill country of northern Mississippi. And he played them sure and well at Pearl Street Warehouse recently.
Cedric Burnside (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Award-winning Mississippi bluesman Cedric Burnside released his new album Benton County Relic in September via Single Lock Records. He’s coming around to Pearl Street Warehouse to play those new songs on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Ed Roland of Collective Soul entertains the crowd at MECU Pavilion. (Photos by Shantel Breen)
The Rock & Roll Express Tour rolled through Baltimore on Tuesday! This tour featured headliners 3 Doors Down with Collective Soul — and together they rocked the MECU Pavilion on a rather stormy evening.
3 Doors Down (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down have teamed up with Collective Soul for the Rock & Roll Express, a big summer tour that lands at MECU Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 21.