Friday, May 29, 2015

Radio station to celebrate first year with gospel music festival

WNRR gospel radio is bringing gospel music to downtown Augusta with the Garden City Music Festival on May 30.
By Lisa Kaylor

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Radio station to celebrate first year with gospel music festival

WNRR Gospel Radio is bringing gospel music to downtown Augusta with the Garden City Music Festival on May 30.
By Lisa Kaylor

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Giddens doesn't see genres, just music

If there's one word Rhian­non Giddens detests, it's genres. Classically trained in opera at Oberlin University, she moved on to a whole different style of music in becoming the leader of the ...
By Dave Gil de Rubio

Pop Rocks: New music pickings planned for inaugural Mayapple festival

The standard music festival attendee usually approaches the buffet-style slate of acts, both known and unknown, in one of two ways.
By Steven Uhles

Robert Earl Keen recalls roots on his new record

When Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen set out to make his most recent record, he knew it would be unlike anything he had ever done, but at the same time, it was the one he always wanted to do.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, May 18, 2015

Feast on music at Banjo-B-Que

The Sixth Annual Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival May 22-23 offers a wide range of country, bluegrass, Americana and blues performances on two stages.
By Don Rhodes

Sunday, May 17, 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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thunder Over Augusta returns

Military tribute celebration Thunder Over Augusta returns to Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday, May 16.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Katz, organ back on road

Bruce Katz is back where he wants to be - on the road with his band and headed to the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival in Thomson.
By L. Kent Wolgamott

Hammond brings own repertoire to Blind Willie festival stage

This year, Grammy-winning blues artist John Paul Hammond knows what to expect when he takes the stage on Saturday, May 9, at the 22nd annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival near Thomson, Ga.
By Don Rhodes

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

Friday, May 1, 2015

Country's Miranda Lambert to perform in Augusta

The reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will perform at the James Brown Arena on Friday, Oct. 2, as part of her "Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars" tour.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Music by Turner: Relive 1969 with Fogerty

1969 was quite a year for John Fogerty and his band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Can you imagine a recording artist or group these days recording and releasing three top-10 albums of all-new ...
By Ed Turner

Ramblin' Rhodes: Stuart joins longtime pals Little Roy & Lizzy for festival

It is rare to see Marty Stuart at a bluegrass music festival these days even though he got his musical start performing at such outdoor events in the 1970s. But he and his band, His Fabulous ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

hot tickets: The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival

Bel Biv Devoe, Salt-N-Pepa, El Debarge and more are headed to Lady Antebellum Pavilion on May 2.

Music will fill the air at upcoming festivals

Spring is a great time for many wonderful music festivals in the Augusta area. Here's a look so you can be sure not to miss them.
By Don Rhodes

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

Aiken concert series starts in May

The Hopelands Summer Concert Series at Aiken's Hopelands Gardens begins May 4 with a performance by the Southern Thunder Cloggers.

Museum event will celebrate James Brown's birthday

In celebration of what would have been James Brown's 82nd birthday on May 3, the Augusta Museum of History is hosting a JB Block Party Tribute on May 1.
By Diana Renee Williams
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