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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

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Idol' McCreery headlines Day in the Country

Scotty McCreery will be performing in Augusta for the fourth time when he headlines the 30th annual A Day in the Country music festival on May 3.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Switchfoot eager to play Springfest

Playing for military audiences isn't out of the ordinary for the band, Switchfoot. It's something members relish with good reason. Switchfoot will be in concert at 8:30 p.m. Satur­day, April ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Edgefield presents first bluegrass fest

Organizers are busy getting ready for Edgefield's first-ever Bluegrass Festival, to be held on the Town Square from 1 to 6 p.m. Satur­day, April 18. It is free and family friendly.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oak Ridge Boys to stop in Aiken

Local fans have an opportunity to catch The Oak Ridge Boys live when they perform Friday, April 17, at the USC Aiken Convocation Center.
By Don Rhodes

Gov't Mule ready to jam with second Major Rager

Gov't Mule will headline the Major Rager on Thursday at Augusta Common.
By Diana Renee Williams

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, April 1, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: A Thousand Horses got start in S.C.

One of country music's hottest new bands, A Thousand Horses, began five years ago by two guys who grew up in nearby Newberry, S.C.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Music by Turner: Major Rager is back with Gov't Mule, Sirius radio gig

It's really amazing to see how quickly the Major Rager has grown in just two years. George Claussen and his Friends With Benefits team should be commended as this year's Festival is already ...
By Ed Turner
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