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Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am

Preserving family traditions while supporting downtown for 33 years

 Last Saturday, March 11, thousands of green-clad parade watchers of all ages gathered in downtown Springfield at the “Craic O’ Noon” to experience the St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Par
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am
 In the aftermath of the St. Patty’s Day parade onslaught of live music all over town, I’m reminded of the real power of music to entertain and excite. Every time I think of all who are invol
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am
 Whenever Lyman Ellerman returns to the home turf from his songwriter life in Nashville, Tennessee, be prepared for a full onslaught of original Southern rock tunes done Ellerman-style with an at
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am
 With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday in 2017, our celebration of all things Irish and Celtic stretches for more than a week. Since the long-running St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Para
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am
 Our longest-running Celtic-influenced band continues performing like nobody’s business during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Springfield, albeit with a new lineup in action. Though the
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am
 Perhaps the warming weather trend we’ve felt through February made it happen, but things do seem to be heating up early in the music community for 2017. Before you know it, birds will be singi
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am
 Blazing a trail from Toronto across the world in the jazz-fusion-blues crossroads of music, Galen Weston is the guy who gets quotes like “a guitar tour de force, the kind they just don’t mak
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am
 Sometimes the stars align and everything happens at once. Without a doubt, that day is Friday, Feb. 24. Not to say that more wonderful and terrific music doesn’t happen on other days, because
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am
 A man on the move, Rockin’ Johnny has really been rocking in the past year. He relocated to California from Chicago, toured mainland Europe between Halloween and Christmas, promoted a CD, reco
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 We are set for what looks like a fine week for unseasonably warm weather and incredibly good music. These next two weekends closing out February are brimming with music makers making music for y

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