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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 12:00 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
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 12:00 am
With the full intent of blending Irish and American folk music in song, Mark Butler (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Don Wright (vocals, five-string banjo), Mark Hudson (vocals, upright bass) and Katie He
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:00 am
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
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:00 am
Hailing from our neighboring city of Decatur, The Great Waltz calls its music “aggressive folk,” and began with Matt Skinner writing songs in his basement. The rest of the band, Josh Dimmi
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 12:00 am
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
Band Spotlight
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 12:00 am
Singer-songwriter Geoff Turner returns to his native Springfield from his current home base of Nashville, Tenn. on a mission to introduce fans, family and friends to his new EP CD. Winter Songs, Turne
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 12:00 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
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 12:00 am

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
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 12:00 am
After an upbringing among offerings of punk and grunge sounds in his hometown of Delavan, Ill. in southern Tazewell County, Chicago Farmer, aka Cody Diekhoff, saw the light upon hearing the songs of H
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 12:00 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.

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