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Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am
This Chicago-based quartet keeps making the rounds and stirring the pot with festival appearances at the Midwest’s finest, including Summerfest, Summer Camp and 10,000 Lakes. Family Groove Compa
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am
Welcome one and all to the great American invention of St. Patrick’s Day. Once contained within our Irish-American communities, St. Patty’s Day now involves all who want to be included in
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am
Always a busy band during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, The Emerald Underground goes for the pot o’ gold at the end of the Irish rainbow with three shows this weekend. Now into their
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am
With great honor and satisfaction, plus considerable fanfare, let us announce the release of The Blue G’s debut recording. The self-titled CD, almost two years in the making, holds a wonderful a
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am
Wild, wooly, raucous and racy, these guys come on with a bang and stay lit all night. Well-known up and down and all around, plus parts beyond for the music, the show, the attitude, the tattoos, the s
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 12:00 am
Looks like we’ve made it through the winter music doldrums as March comes in like a lion in the entertainment calendar world. Here are a few of the slew of upcoming happenings.This Saturday the
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am
I usually only write about Springfield-area shows, but when I got the chance to interview Ricky Skaggs for his upcoming performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis on Feb. 22, I changed my tu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am
Raised in Rochester, N.Y. and trained as a classical violinist, Lionel Young is not your typical blues performer. The young Young found his way to the blues and using his “distinctive electric v
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 12:00 am
I’m telling you what – I had a whale of a time last Saturday night right here in lovely, downtown Springfield. From first being one of “those guys” not wanting to leave the hou

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