Let us not beat around cardinal-shaped bushes: LouFest 2015 did little to galvanize anything but a dilettante's hope for next year.
Load the car and write the note -- we're sending one person and their guest to meet the Avett Brothers and see their Sold Out show this Saturday, September 29 at the Fox Theatre.
The Harrow & the Harvest, Gillian Welch's first album in eight years, will be released on June 28. Welch and partner David Rawlings will embark on a 70-city tour this summer.
Last weekend marked my fourth journey to Memphis for the annual Beale Street Music Festival. After severe weather last year canceled nearly half of the scheduled acts, and on the heels of last week's violent storms across the South, we went prepared for anything.