On tour

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 7:39 pm
I began my commercial broadcast radio career starting back in the early 90s, in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Working for that region’s heritage rock station was quite an introduction to the civilian world, as I had only recently finished my enlistment in the U.S. Navy. I came from uniforms, and...
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - 6:27 pm
Richmond, Virginia is one of those southern cities where one can ‘feel’ the history.. It’s everywhere you look.. There is Monument Avenue, with statues of the heroes -- from a Civil War that is still described by some old timers, as ‘the recent unpleasantness.’ There is the statue to the great...
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - 6:15 pm
When we last saw singer/songwriter Zack Borer, he was unsigned and itching to get his bandmates in the studio. 6 months later, Zack's had a song featured on the Google's Nexus One smartphone, been even been featured in a compilation video of 101 Bad Romance covers. But, while still unsigned, Zack...
Posted on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - 2:21 am
When small coffee house performances come to memory, a picture develops within the mind’s a eye that often seems to call up images of a simple set with acoustic guitar, wooden bar stools, a soft pool of light, and the gentle murmuring of an audience. Such a setting would fit well the music of...
Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 - 4:31 am
This is the quote that DJ Simon Posford (Shpongle) asked the crowd as he prepared to blow the minds of the audience. We definitely got Shpongled. The very full crowd of sweaty dancers filled the Fox Theatre on Saturday night to see the renowned DJ on his new tour. I had the pleasure of eating sushi...
Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - 10:11 pm
Mark Knopfler proved he was not too old to rock n' roll, as many old-school Dire Straits fans gathered at the Paramount to catch the former lead guitarist and vocalist of one of the most important bands of the 1980s. Knopfler has also had an illustrious solo career over the last ten years since...
Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - 6:56 pm
The Avett Brothers played a pair of sold out shows at the Boulder Theater this week, and they brought fellow North Carolina country rockers Truth and Salvage Co. with them.  The Tuesday show, on the 20th day of the 4th month, was a happy little accident for our fair city, who likes to get...
Posted on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 - 10:39 pm
In 1939, at the age of 13, a precocious and aspiring trumpet player in a high school band was criticized mid-song for playing with too much vibrato.  The band teacher had stopped the song short to deliver a message to the trumpeter that he would never forget: He told the boy that he had to...
Posted on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - 7:10 pm
Martin Sexton will be playing with the Ryan Montbleau band, his band, for a string of dates beginning today, 4/15/10 until Bonnaroo Music Festival June 10th down in Manchester, TN.  After Bonnaroo, he’ll be joining forces with the Dave Matthews Band until he winds down his tour at the end of...
Posted on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - 3:52 am
"Boulder, CO, Fox Theatre. Giant Panda at 9. JBB at 10. TK at 11:30. Bring your dancing attire, dr." Not the most clear posting on Twitter, perhaps, but for fans of Toubab Krewe--the "TK" in the tweet--the message was rather plain. Thursday's show was going to be one with jams so moving, you had...