Johnson City, Tennessee-based folksinger Amythyst Kiah opened for Yola recently at the 9:30 Club. As she explained before playing “Jolene,” the two met several years at a Dolly Parton tribute, and have been friends ever since.
Last Train Home came together in DC in the late ‘90s, led by Eric Brace, who was then a reporter at the Washington Post. When the band took off, Eric left the Post to become a full-time musician.
After a hiatus, Last Train Home came home to The Birchmere recently.
We all have ideas and preconceptions about different kinds of music. We can’t help it; we’re exposed to something, and it fixes our notion of what it is. For years, whenever I thought of jazz, I pictured a saxophone in my mind’s eye, and I heard a particular sound. While that sound is representative of some jazz, it’s certainly not representative of all it.
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, an all-star lineup of progressive jazz musicians, demolished and rebuilt my ideas of what jazz is and can be at the Strathmore Music Center recently.
In 1988, groundbreaking banjoist Béla Fleck was asked to put together his “dream band” for the Lonesome Pine Specials television series. The resulting band was The Flecktones, and they launched their first official tour a year later. Now, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones mark their 30th anniversary at the Strathmore Music Center on Monday, Dec. 2.
K. Michelle performs at Warner Theatre on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Kimberly Michelle Pate, better known as K. Michelle, performed at Warner Theatre recently on her OSD Tour, and Chris Castillo shot some pictures.
Grammy award-winning American roots band Old Crow Medicine Show performs at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in support of Live at The Ryman, a live album released last month via Columbia Records.