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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 07:01 am
When I first saw Nora Jane Struthers she was standing around at a Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, Tenn., in February of 2010, passing out promo EPs of her upcoming CD. At those get-togethers ever...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 03:32 pm
Whenever area guitar players get mentioned, Frank Huston’s name is sure to come up early in the conversation. Huston, now into his fourth decade of playing music on the local scene, is moving to...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 03:31 pm
I got started on one thing and that led to another and, before you know it, so many cool things were going on now and through the next week I just had to write about as many as I could. Let’s ch...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 05:56 am
What with all the thanks givings going on I thought I’d chime in with my two cents worth, which in this economy and adjusting for inflation and all that rot, may not amount to a hill of beans. N...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 07:39 am
Looks like that time is here again, when the biggest party night of the year rolls around on next Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve. For the last several years I’ve been saying the night before Thanks...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 03:34 pm
We students of the area music scene often talk around town of the wonderful dilemma actually occurring in Springfield. This strange quandary forces live music goers to make a distinct and difficult ch...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 03:34 am
Lucky for us, the band Venice likes to visit a good friend in town. The result of this fruitful relationship with local business owner and big-time music fan Steve Wells is a regular benefit show from...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 03:30 pm
In a world frighteningly full of frustrated folks fighting to attain and sustain a peaceful existence, Brooke Thomas found a life of balance and contentment. With a joyful marriage, satisfying work an...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 08:11 am
One of the nicest things about doing this column is the opportunity to write about what I think is good and interesting in music around town. What makes that part of the job particularly sweet is inte...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 06:24 pm
As we pass through the Ides of October and head toward indoor music events, let’s say our goodbyes to a wonderful warm season of terrific outdoor shows. Just taking a moment to revel in the past...

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