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Old School Freight Train
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
5 comments When Old School Freight Train last blitzed us with news – signing with Red Light, 2006's delightful Run, serving as David Grisman's backing band – they were somewhat justifiably being...
Missy Raines and the New Hip
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
1 comments Bassist Missy Raines, now known primarily for her work with Nashville newgrass ensemble The New Hip, once collaborated with banjo (not piano) player Bill Evans in the 1980's Charlottesville-based...
Stephanie Rooker
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
1 comments Stephanie Rooker is a Brooklyn-based R&B and neo-soul singer with a background which involves singer-songwriter folk, an ethnomusicology degree, and field research into traditional West...
Devon Sproule
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
0 comments C-ville's songwriting queen will be rolling out a new album within a few months; catch a preview here so you don't feel like a doofus when she takes it to Jools Holland on her next European tour (...
Tab Benoit
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
0 comments Tab Benoit is a Louisiana blues guitarist with a strong Cajun influence. Eli Cook opens.
Lucy Wainwright Roche
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
0 comments Regardless of whether it's nature or nurture that ultimately wears the pants, the odds are solidly in Lucy's favor: she's the daughter of Loudon Wainwright and Suzzy Roche and half-sister to Rufus...
John Pringle
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
2 comments Local singer-songwriter. Prodigious folky youngster Carl Anderson opens.
The Battlefield Band
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
0 comments "Forward With Scotland's Past" is the battle cry of the the Battlefield Band as they wage war against soulless contemporary pop schlock with, er, bagpipes. Billboard probably said it best: "...
Us and Them
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
0 comments Former Gravity Lounge production guru Jason Way returns with a bunch of friends in tow, ready to tackle Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety. In other words: The Great Gig In The Basement.
Buckwheat Zydeco
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
1 comments Buckwheat started trading his more conventional roles as a keyboard player and organist to make room for the accordion in the 1970's, and over the course of the following decade he pressed...
Mary Gordon Hall
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
0 comments Local songwriter Mary Gordon Hall's 2006 debut album Wine Glasses and Wooden Spoons wrote her last album for adults, but since she's a teacher by day, she also has a strong interest in music for...
The BRIMS Traditional Ensemble
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
0 comments Traditional Irish music in a fundraising concert for the Blue Ridge Irish Music School
Maura O'Connell
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Irish folk singer with a long-standing interest in American country
Al Stewart
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Classic British folk-rock singer who sounds a little like Donovan at times and once took guitar lessons from Robert Fripp.
Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Fingerstyle guitarist meets former Jimmy Buffett sideman
David Mallett
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Folk singer-songwriter. Len Jaffe opens.
Six Chasing Seven and Tim Be Told
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Two local favorites
Mando Mafia
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
5 comments With all due respect to Phil Spector, Appalachian old-time band Mando Mafia's "wall of mandolin" concept is pretty neat. Or nerdy. Or both. Mando Mafia - Say Old Man, Can You Play The Fiddle?
Ryan Montbleau
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Buzz-inducing singer-songwriter with a heart for the classics
Rachael Sage, and Keri Noble, and Carsie Blanton
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
1 comments Singer-songwriters, including one who won the ain't-no-joke John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2001. Rachael Sage - Vertigo