Show Review: A Bunch of Heathens Rang in the New Year with the Band of Heathens at Hill Country in DC

There’s nothing quite like closing out a year with a bunch of heathens in our nation’s Capital. If not a bunch, then at least a band. The five-member Band of Heathens filled the main room at Hill Country Live on 7th Street and rocked a small but enthusiastic crowd into 2019. The Austin-based group performed […]

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Show Review: Ryan Bingham Smiled as Jovial Salty Ringmaster at One World Theatre in Austin

It’s nice to see Ryan Bingham smile. That’s what the singer-songwriter did, early and often during his solo acoustic show at the 299-seat One World Theatre in west Austin on Wednesday. Bingham, whose first album since 2015’s Fear and Saturday Night comes out in February, tested out new material from the forthcoming “American Love Song” […]

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Show Review: Chris Stapleton with Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb Put Music First in Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena

On the final stop of his first full tour as a headliner, Chris Stapleton stuck to the setlist. When your songs are as strong as his, that’s not a bad thing. Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour, which started in May 2017, concluded its third and final leg Sunday night at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena. Playing […]

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Show Review: Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle et al, Shine Brightly at Lantern Tour Stop in DC’s Warner Theatre

Two decades ago, Emmylou Harris and a cast of Americana luminaries embarked on an acoustic tour to focus attention on the danger and damage caused by landmines around the world. The tour has been repeated several times since, with a rotating cast devoted to humanitarian causes donating their time and talent. This month, a number […]

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