Musings on folk, Americana, country, bluegrass and newgrass

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Front Porch Fest marks end of area summer music festivals

If MerleFest marks the beginning of the summer music festival season, Front Porch Fest is the unofficial end. Continue reading


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High Rock Outfitters in Lexington presents Jim Lauderdale with Daniel Justin Smith on Aug. 24

LEXINGTON, N.C. — When I think of singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, the first song that comes to mind is “I Met Jesus in a Bar.” But he has more songs. Many, many more. One of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters and a frequent draw at MerleFest, the North Carolina native will be performing at High Rock Outfitters, 13 South Main St., on Sunday, Aug. 24, with Daniel Justin Smith beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Continue reading

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Spend the evening with FireFall at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, Va.

If you are a fan of ’70s rock, you may want to head to Rocky Mount, Va.’s new Harvester Performance Center on Sunday, Aug. 10, to catch FireFall performing hits including “Cinderella,” “Just Remember I Love You” and “You are the Woman.” Continue reading