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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am
Based out of Burlington, Vt., singer-songwriter-guitarist Phil Yates spent time in Los Angeles and Chicago, then Columbia, S. C. and once upon a time lived in a little burg called Springfield, Ill. Af
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
After sweltering and suffering through one of the hottest summers ever recorded a mere year ago, the lovely mountain-like weather of this past week seems like a dream world. And just right for a downt
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
When the talk starts about up-and-coming bands in the Americana music field, The Giving Tree Band gets a mention in a big way. Paste Magazine included them as one of the “13 Emerging Bands for 2
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Have you noticed whenever someone thinks about doing a benefit for something, live music is the main draw? Auctions, raffles and donations may make the cash, but the music magnet gets ’em there.
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am
Calling Chicago home, this five-piece combo combines bits of rock, blues, funk, Americana and soul with voracious vocals, lyrical lyrics and groovy grooves to create a “sometimes playful, someti
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am
Many other glorious events fill our entertainment calendar this weekend, but none can compare to the shindig of the season, Taste of Downtown Springfield. Years in the making, the Taste combines three
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am
The blues speaks to all and Rockin’ Johnny knows the language better than most. The Chicago-based singing guitarist plays the blues with an edge, not over the top or in your face, but in the gro
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am
There’s something about the Fourth holiday being near the end of the work week that makes it all the more fun and exciting. Lots of folks I know are out of town this week and many others plan on


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