Will Scheff fronts Okkervil River at The Hamilton Live on July 15, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
A reverent crowd sat in hushed admiration for the songs composed by Okkervil River founder and frontman Will Scheff, who praised The Hamilton Live for its feeling of openness and its listening room environment, during a recent stop on the band’s Rarities & Requests Tour.
Randy Rogers Band performs at Lone Star Jam on May 3, 2015. (Photo by Maggie Boyd)
Powerhouse Americana sextet the Randy Rogers Band put on a Texas-sized spectacular recently at the 9:30 Club.
Randy and company took the stage as Lone Star State icon and Outlaw troubadour Ray Wylie’s “Snake Farm” played, with Randy front and center, slinging an acoustic guitar, dressed in a button-down shirt washed out by the spotlight, black jeans, white pointed leather shoes, and a white cowboy hat.
L-R: Brady Black, Todd Stewart, Johnny “Chops” Richardson, Randy Rogers, Geoffrey Hill, Les Lawless (photo by Allen Clark)
The Randy Rogers Band recently released Hell Bent, its ninth studio album, via Tommy Jackson Records. Randy Rogers and his bandmates play at 9:30 Club on Thursday, July 11.
LeAnn Rimes performs at The Birchmere, accompanied by Greg Hagan on guitar, June 30, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
When LeAnn Rimes casually walked to the microphone in bare feet and a simple white sundress recently, the vibe in the room felt like a warm summer evening on the back porch rather than on the main stage at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. After warmly welcoming the crowd to her “living room,” the audience could sense they were in for a real treat.
Erika Wennerstrom (Photo by Briana Purser)
In our native Ohio, you don’t have to go far from the city, whether it’s Erika Wennerstrom’s Dayton or my Akron, to be in well-water territory. Erika’s singing is a well: deep, resonant, and very, very cool, firm and sturdy.
Wayne Hancock (Photo by Victor Barajas)
“Happy Father’s Day,” Wayne Hancock said, “unless you didn’t know. Then nice surprise!” With that, Wayne and his band launched into an instrumental during their recent appearance at Hill Country in DC.
Junior Brown (Photo courtesy the artist)
Bakersfield met the beach at The Birchmere on Saturday. Dubbed “Ernest Tubb on acid,” alternative country godfather and master guitarist Junior Brown turned out wild honky tonk that met Hendrix-tinged surf rock on his custom “guit-steel.”