Stories by Alan Sculley

R5 reveals true self on 'Sometime Last Night' tour

R5's second full-length album, Sometime Last Night, arrived last July. A new album is notable, but the bigger news is that the group came close to releasing an entirely different album as its ...
By Alan Sculley

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

For this Winter Jam, For King & Country is a co-headline act

This year's Winter Jam tour could be considered a symbol of just how quickly For King & Country has risen through the ranks of the Christian music scene.
By Alan Sculley

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Brantley Gilbert steps up as headliner with Blackout Tour

With a string of chart-topping country hits and a pair of hit albums under his belt, Brantley Gilbert has become a bona fide headliner in the genre. He brings The Blackout Tour to James Brown ...
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Success of Avett Brothers keeps growing, honestly

The Avett Brothers' bassist Bob Crawford says the harmony between his bandmates is no illusion. The band performs at Augusta's Bell Auditorium on Oct. 16.
By Alan Sculley

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Success sweeter as couple for Shovels & Rope

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst had pursued separate careers that earned each of them good reviews, but not much in the way of commercial success. But as the duo Shovels & Rope success is ...
By Alan Sculley

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fogerty recreates music phenomenon of 1969

These days, John Fogerty is so at ease with his Creedence past that he is even celebrating what many consider the pinnacle of his Creedence years with a tour titled 1969. The tour stops at Bell ...
By Alan Sculley

Greensky Bluegrass to play many genres at Aiken fest

Paul Hoffman is one of the two main songwriters in the bluegrass group, Greensky Bluegrass. That's a sign that Greensky Bluegrass isn't exactly a pure bred, died-in-the-wool type of bluegrass group.
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Singer finds own voice through role in Celtic Woman

Susan McFadden was no stranger to the stage when she joined Celtic Woman three years ago. But her role forced her to do something she had rarely done in front of an audience - be herself.
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Paramore is savoring the moment

Life in Paramore couldn't be much better than it is now. The group is following a major tour last summer with Fall Out Boy with a headlining tour this spring. It includes a stop at Bell Auditorium ...
By Alan Sculley

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rucker fans will get taste of  'Southern Style'  before tour

Country star Darius Rucker has become a frequent presence at Rock Fore Dough - this will be his eighth time performing at the event that has raised more than $1 million for First Tee of Augusta, a ...
By Alan Sculley

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Brickman keeps the music coming; this time, to Evans

There may be no other current music artist who can match Jim Brickman when it comes to the pace of his recording career. The pianist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the J.S. Hardin ...
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Third Day joins Joy and Worship tour

Augusta is one of only three cities to not only host the Steven Curtis Chapman Christmas tour, but to get a bonus - the addition of Christian group Third Day as a co-headliner on the bill Dec. 19.
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Edwin McCain happy to take musical career in own hands

Having to be bus driver, mechanic and roadie - as well as performer, songwriter and guitar player - is part of the life Edwin McCain chose after he had the chance to be a bona-fide pop star with a ...
By Alan Sculley

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

The Revivalists to play twice: festival, then Sky City encore

The Revivalists are playing in Augusta for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 20. And the band is making the first visit count, by not only playing a 7:30 p.m. show at the Arts in the Heart of ...
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Kristian Bush uses own voice to headline Border Bash

Kristian Bush, best known as part of the duo Sugarland, will be the headline act for the 21st annual Border Bash on Friday, Sept. 12, at Augusta Common.
By Alan Sculley

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Avett Brothers fans will hear fuller sound at Banjo-B-Que festival

Fans who come to Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, to see The Avett Brothers might expect to see the stripped-down, acoustic performance, but they'll be in for a ...
By Alan Sculley

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pretty Reckless seeks first reaction

If you want to know the meaning behind the songs Taylor Momsen writes for her band, The Pretty Reckless, don't expect her to provide much insight - especially when it comes to the group's new ...
By Alan Sculley

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Williams will play solo, with band at Aiken Bluegrass fest

Keller Williams started out playing solo, but has enjoyed collaborating with fellow musicians during his career.
By Alan Sculley

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

St. Paul & the Broken Bones make soul connection

St. Paul & The Broken Bones are among the performers for the 21st annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival on Saturday, May 10.
By Alan Sculley

Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer break proves 'Golden' for Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum, on tour to promote "Golden," will play at James Brown Arena on April 29.
By Alan Sculley
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