They come from all over the Northeast and beyond every summer to Bethlehem Pennsylvania for the largest free music festival in the country, now in its 32nd year.
From Jennifer Greer’s heartbreak to Scott Albert Johnson’s wanderlust and the very special Kail Baxley, singer/songwriting has never sprouted up in-between the weeds so prevalently. Add the rockin’ joyousness of Royal Southern Brotherhood and you get a winning four-of-a-kind hand.
Richie Furay started out wanting to be a rock star, then found Christ and became a pastor. Now, with a brand new album, “Hand in Hand,” he finds comfort in being a solo artist when he’s not ministering.
Lead guitarist Steve Picou put down his ax for nine years in the 1990s. He had had enough of an industry where Shelby Lynne isn’t a superstar and Taylor Swift is.
Chicago’s Alligator Records has billed itself as “Genuine House Rockin’ Music Since 1971.” And founder Bruce Iglauer says “the best is yet to come.”
On “Texas Easy Street Blues,” the itinerant hobo Thomas wants to head back to his native Texas and just sit and watch the world go by.
With her new album, “Worthy,” out on U.K.’s Cherry Red Records, Lavette is showing American labels just what they are missing.
Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, John Scofield, Ron Carter, King Sunny Ade, John Medeski, Wayne Shorter, Chris Botti, Steve Miller Band, Erykah Badu, Lucinda Williams, John Mayall, James Cotton, Madeleine Peyroux and Robert Glaspar might be giants but the essence of the upcoming Montreal International Jazz Festival June 26-July 5 are the free shows of Ragtime, Cajun, Celtic, Blues, Folk, Rock, hiphop, Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Fusion, Gospel, Folk, Pop, and every other imaginable genre!
Denny Laine has criss-crossed the globe with Wings and broken hearts as the lead singer of The Moody Blues. At the age of 70, he has no plans of slowing down.
It’s a safe bet to assume you have never heard “Mack The Knife” interpreted like The Julia Hulsmann Quartet featuring Theo Blackman. Other sounds you have never ever heard before include a band comprised of but two bassists and a drummer plus the kind of introspective songs that Salina Sias (pictured) has brought from Texas to Brooklyn. We top it all off with some delicious post-bop Smoked Herring.