Item-World | Patty's in love (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Patty's in love Showing the sharp wit that made her one of the Dixie Chicks' favorite songwriters, Patty Griffin told her adoring crowd Sunday at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater that she had "finally written a happy love song," referring to her new gem "Heavenly Day." But she quickly qualified the introduction: "The catch is I wrote it for my dog." The Maine-reared singer played one other new tune ...
Patti Austin (Calendarlive.com)
As Austin filigrees her smooth, trumpet-like vocals onto these big-band arrangements of George and Ira Gershwin classics, she becomes the lead instrument in a lush, lively sound.
Putting his stomp on the Boston club scene (Boston Globe)
"Stomp" is a word Frank Morey uses often when talking about the active ingredient that propels his barroom-ready roots music. Catch him at any of his gigs around town -- make that towns; he currently holds down residencies in Cambridge, Boston, and New York City -- and you'll realize it's something he likes doing even more than he likes talking ...
Jazz musicians deliver with clarity, verve (Baltimore Sun)
Annapolis continues to be a regional center for quality performances An art perfected by the late Charlie Byrd, who drew legions of fans to the Maryland Inn's King of France Tavern -- jazz continues to flourish in Annapolis.
John Goodspeed: Country artists back from tour of duty (San Antonio Express-N...
John T. Floore Country Store is shaping up as the place to be this weekend.
Daughtry?s no false ?Idol? (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Along with validating the obvious ? people love a talent show ? ?American Idol? has proven that your mom was right: Winning isn?t everything.
Listen Here: Music Still A Joy For Three Dog Night (The Morning News)
Danny Hutton left his Los Angeles home on a sunny morning in 1976 and went for a run.
Ph.D.s not required (Knoxville News Sentinel)
You get the feeling from listening to Decemberists that lead singer-songwriter Colin Meloy reads a lot of books. The Decemberists' new album, "The Crane Wife," is filled with stories. The title cut (presented in three parts) is inspired by a Japanese folktale, and there's also a 13-minute murder ballad ("The Island") and a song inspired by some Irish boogeymen called the "Shankill Butchers."
Three Dog will rock your Night (Colorado Springs Gazette)
Anyone who doesn?t live under a rock knows the Three Dog Night song ?Joy to the World.? You know . . . ?Jeremiah was a bullfrog. He was a good friend of mine.?
'Bingo' has a number of things going for it (Chicago Tribune)
"Bingo," the warmhearted, better-than-you-might-think new musical comedy at the Apollo Theater, is a silly but wholly genial piece in the spirit of the late Fred Alley, the lyricist responsible for such gently satirical small-town classics as "Guys on Ice" and "Lumberjacks in Love."
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