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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 Welcome to good-old, brand-new 2014, folks. Glad you could make it. To quote a favorite songwriter of mine, Greg Brown of Iowa way, “who woulda thunk it?” But here we are and here we go with...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 Here are a few observations on the past year, which seemed very much like a fast year as well. From what I can recollect, we had a good season of outdoor events. Not only did we produce a whole ...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 Just as families reunite during the holiday season, it appears that bands do, too. Among many other exciting events this weekend, we have a few get back-togethers to report.I guess this one is r...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 Yes, the holiday season is upon us in full force with ads, snow, ads, parties, ads, lights, and did I mentions ads? One thing for sure, this time of year folks seem to not only unlock the pocket...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 When Chris and Joann Trudeau attended a concert that Chris described as “ear-hurting,” they thought, if the people listening could also participate, the outcome of the music might be better....
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 Sporting a double album of new material and just off from a tour of the Netherlands, after a summer on the road singing backups for Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame, the band Venice stops by town...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
 The one thing we often forget to be thankful for at Thanksgiving is the holiday itself. That may sound silly or redundant, but that one little day on the fourth Thursday in November, set aside b...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 We’re closing in on Thanksgiving, and therefore Thanksgiving Eve, that best and biggest bar-party night of the year. The weekend before gives us pause to be thankful as well. Welcome to the di...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 Here we are marching along through mid-November, with a first, fleeting snow behind us announcing the awakening of winter. The music is heating up, though, and that’s a warming thought to thaw...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
Now a renowned and beloved Springfield-based singer, Johnnie Owens’ voice and talent took him around the world in his younger days. Earlier this week we tried to cover his lifetime in music during an hour conversation while listening to his new CD Butter! in the background at his apartment on Second Street....

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