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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 01:26 pm
Getting a photo into the Best of Springfield issue surely grants the Groove Daddies a special award as the best band in Springfield to never win a category. ...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 01:40 am
Lyman Ellerman, a Riverton area native, moved to Nashville, Tenn., several years ago to pursue songwriting as a career. Though the persistent and vibrant songster has yet to score a major cut, the int...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 10:18 am
For a band that formed just 15 months ago, Angels n’ Outlaws are making a mark soon and sudden on the central Illinois scene. ...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 06:42 pm
Hailing from our eastern, state capital neighbor, Stereo Deluxe is a genuine, indie-rock band from Indianapolis....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 04:09 pm
Vernon Harrington grew up on Chicago’s West Side surrounded by blues music and other facts of life in the area. His father, a preacher by trade, also ran a blues and gospel record label, allowin...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 09:35 pm
The Hitmen sure got their name right. These guys play the hits and nothing but the hits. Together since the summer of 2001 and recently reunited with original singer/guitarist Greg Bickers, fellow Hit...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 01:32 am
As The Station, a Springfield-based national touring funk/rock/jam band, celebrates 10 years of being together as a functioning unit in 2009, the nucleus of Dave Littrell (vocals, guitar, sax) and Dav...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 10:12 pm
The founding triumvirate of Flatland — Jerry Reno, Bill Dunlap and Gordy Cotter — began playing music together in grade school, shall we say, many years ago....
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 01:18 pm
Lauded as one of the finest blues guitarists performing today by none other than Eric Clapton and encouraged in his youth by the legendary Muddy Waters, Bryan Lee holds high the mantle of the blues as...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 01:38 pm
You don’t talk about blues bands in central Illinois without first mentioning Black Magic Johnson. The sizzling quartet, fronted by drummer Reggie Britton who sings lead vocals and plays harmoni...


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