Paramount Theater

Emanuel Ax
Published on Oct 18th, 2009
1 comments Classical pianist plays Schumann and Chopin
Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright
Published on Oct 12th, 2009
1 comments Fairport convention guitar virtuoso and badass folk soloist Richard Thompson's last appearance in town was on the heels of a spectacularly irreverent millennial greatest hits package in which he...
Robert Cray
Published on Oct 5th, 2009
0 comments Legendary electric blues guitarist – as in Fender signature model caliber. Eli Cook opens, of course.
Ricky Lee Jones
Published on Oct 5th, 2009
0 comments Late-70's singer-songwriter
Bryan Adams
Published on Sep 14th, 2009
0 comments The usual party line on 90's pop crooner Bryan Adams is that the almost universally beloved "Summer Of '69" is his only redemption for a decade filled with power ballad nuggets of cheese written...
Jim Curry
Published on Sep 6th, 2009
0 comments John Denver tribute featuring banjo player Jim Connor, who who wrote "Grandma's Feather Bed."
David Cook
Published on Sep 6th, 2009
0 comments An obvious descendent of both Chris Daughtry and the sorta-left-field Paramount Taylor Hicks thing a couple years back, American Idol crooner David Cook pops up to perform tunes written by 90's...
The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival
Published on Aug 16th, 2009
0 comments Top notch performers from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble and the New York Philharmonic as well as festival founders Timothy Summers and Raphael Bell play pieces by Paganini and Mozart, including the...
Patty Loveless
Published on Jun 28th, 2009
0 comments Whether Loretta Lynn's talented cousin Patty initially altered the spelling of her last name because ex-husband Terry Lovelace broke her heart or simply to avoid associating herself with Deep...
The Temptations
Published on Jun 28th, 2009
0 comments Founding member Otis Williams anchors this new incarnation of the beyond-legendary Motown R&B powerhouse.
Sons Of Bill
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
0 comments Local country-rock band of brothers Sons Of Bill had themselves a pretty irresistible album in their 2006 debut A Far Cry From Freedom even before they eventually re-released it with new mixes, re...
Steve Earle
Published on May 31st, 2009
0 comments First, opener Joe Pug kicks things off with folk tunes that everyone seems to be comparing to Bob Dylan. These days that's almost a catch-all starting point for describing any folk songwriter...
The Charlottesville Municipal Band
Published on May 17th, 2009
0 comments 90-some members in a 90-year-old ensemble
Ravi Shankar
Published on Apr 16th, 2009
0 comments Sitar player Ravi Shankar is such a titan of his sport that it's hard to know where to begin. Suffice to say he's one of the most important living musicians in the world today, the figurehead not...
Darius Rucker
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
1 comments Nobody could have seen this coming: a dozen years after 90's pop band Hootie and the Blowfish sophomore slumped with Fairweather Johnson and only three years after he made himself a laughingstock...
The Chieftains
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
2 comments It's been a full twenty years since The Chieftains were officially proclaimed Ireland's musical ambassadors to the world, and during all that time nobody else from the Emerald Isle has come close...
Ani DiFranco
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Ani DiFranco's viciously percussive abuse of her acoustic guitar and her no-holds-barred feminist lyrics won over legions of angry young women in the 90's, and she became one of the first high-...
Joan Baez
Published on Feb 23rd, 2009
0 comments Being that Dylan is so much bigger than any one scene at this point – legend, archetype for musicians and writers alike, the most important voice of as many generations as have lived to see...
Juan de Marcos Gonz�¡lez and the Afro-Cuban All Stars
Published on Feb 22nd, 2009
1 comments Sixty-five year old guitarist Juan de Marcos Gonzalez saw his career explode after he agreed to play ball with legendary producer Ry Cooder and a host of his native Cuba's unsung heroes for 1997's...
Jorma Kaukonen, Robben Ford and Ruthie Foster
Published on Feb 2nd, 2009
0 comments Three giants of blues guitar share the stage at this one. Jorma Kaukonen is best known for his work as a core member of San Francisco psychedelic rockers Jefferson Airplane and its later blues-...