Martinsville, Virginia, native Derek Bishop just released his sophomore album, “Bicycling In Quicksand.” He has the chance to perform some songs from it and more for a hometown crowd this week at The Rives Theatre downtown on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Continue reading
Building on the success of the inaugural concert event in June, Flow Honda and Phuzz Phest will present the second volume of “Sunset Thursdays,” its free community concert series on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Bailey Park in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The June event drew more than 600 attendees, according to organizers.
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If you haven’t heard of Caleb Caudle, just wait. You will. The recent success of alt-country darling Jason Isbell’s rock-folk-country-chart topping album, “Something More Than Free,” gives similar artists like Caudle hope that they too can break out and that their genre-defying music can be heard by the masses. Continue reading
Three years ago The Steel Wheels started their own boutique, summer music festival Red Wing Roots Music Festival in mid-July in the shadow of Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia. If you missed it, I suggest you add it to your summer music festival wish list for next year. Make sure to get your tickets early. After this year’s amazing lineup and (mostly) spectacular weather and surrounding scenery, great local food offerings and even better craft beer, this event that’s limited to about 3,500 is sure to sell out quickly in 2016. Robert Earl Keen put on an amazing performance as well as The Punch Brothers, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Chatham County Line, among many others. But it was the following discoveries that we listened to in the car on the drive home.
It’s another crazy busy live music weekend shaping up around the Piedmont. Following are just a few shows you may want to check out. Know of a live music performance I missed? Please add it in the comments below. Continue reading