The Black Lillies     Once again I was late to a party.  I’d been keeping track of The Black Lillies for a couple of years via You Tube and Facebook and such, but I had never seen them.  So on a moonless, rainy … Continue reading

Billy Joe Shaver – Southland Ballroom (Raleigh, October 13, 2014) A lot of singers mellow as they wind down the years, relying on past hits and covers to fill any new album that may come along.  Not so Billy Joe Shaver.  At 75 he’s doing what he’s always done best … Continue reading

Jack White “Plays” Farm Aid   If you want people to want something, tell them they can’t have it. From the moment I arrived Saturday morning, the buzz among the photographers was that Jack White wasn’t going to allow photography during his set. Never mind … Continue reading

Lynda and Pattie – Living Up To Traditions! Lynda and Pattie are having a busy summer.  They spent a week in June teaching fiddle and songwriting to a lucky group of students at PineCone’s Bluegrass Camp, they’ve been to Nashville, played festivals as far north as Pennsylvania, appeared … Continue reading

Jump Startin’ September at Lorraine’s . . .

go Last year on September 27th, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road kicked off the IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival here in Raleigh.  They were the very 1st band to play in what has become a legendary event.   This year Lorraine is kicking … Continue reading