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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 05:29 am
For whatever reason, Springfield likes having the blues, at least when it comes to seeing bands that play the genre. And this month, just in time to thwart any possible pre-holiday, lowdown blue feeli...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 01:39 pm
Most of the live music shows held at the University of Illinois Springfield, our still growing, four-year institution of higher learning on the southern outskirts of Springfield’s civilized worl...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 04:10 pm
As reported in this column for the past several years, for those of you who care, the night before Thanksgiving is known as the biggest party of the calendar year for the live music/bar scene. Even la...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 09:36 pm

The folk music of Ben Bedford

You’ve been warned, you won’t get far Life’s crooked as a scimitarCut the cord there ain’t no doubtThere’s one way in and one way out – John the BaptistSo goes the ...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 10:01 am
Every once in a while it’s fascinating to take a look at all the music out there in the big picture rather than focusing in on one subject. With all the happenings this weekend, plus the upcomin...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 05:59 am
When thinking of bluegrass festivals nature and outdoor settings generally come to my mind, but one of the finest bluegrass fests in the country happens right here in Springfield at the Crowne Plaza. ...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 04:43 pm
Not long ago Springfield was sorely lacking in club venues capable of handling a few hundred folks to see national touring acts. Now within a few months, voila!, ask and ye shall receive, here you go,...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 06:57 am
Now, now my frantic friends, let this week bring out the inner Halloweener in you. But first, we have some sad and serious news to report in a joyous way.This Sunday, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Robbie’...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 05:20 pm
Reggie Britton is one of my best friends as well as one of the most admired and respected artists on my personal list. We met in the early ’90s when Reggie showed up at my Thursday night gig at ...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 05:59 am
First, let me thank Dan Usherwood of the Pleasant Plains Historical Society and all who helped make our first Clayville Folk Festival in 25 years a good beginning for many fests to come. Other than th...

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