The mystery of Iris DeMent's "Sing the Delta" isn't why it took some 16 years to appear. No, the mystery is that songs so purely honest and purely beautiful could still be made at all.
On a breezy Thursday night in Strauss Park, Colonel Ford played two sets of down home country-style goodness for an appreciative crowd.
Singer-songwriter and Texan Lyle Lovett is a consummate and versatile performer, drawing great musical power from the strength of the musicians backing him in his Large Band.
If Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys sang songs as classy as their outfits, your grandmother would have loved their set. In full country and western git-up from their boots to their hats, Chuck Mead and his boys put on a twangy and charming performance.