more by Christopher John Treacy
[AMERICANA] Even if you don’t think you know who Jim Lauderdale is, you’ve likely heard his music in your travels—maybe even on ABC’s “Nashville.” Nearly 30 albums in and he’s proven himself an Americana master of twang, associating with other revered play
[BLUES] Louisiana native Maggie Koerner has been working hard the last few years building a following for her blues-tinted songwriter fare.
[POP] Things that make ya go “hmmm:” Either of these artists could have toured by themselves this summer, but have instead decided to package it up with a curious co-bill dubbed The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore. Okay, we’ll bite.
[INDIE] Once in a great while I’ll hear an indie-band with those tricked-out, over-produced, precision-tuned vocals and I won’t be able to resist. Knox Hamilton’s “Washed Up Together” is one of those rare happenings.
[ROCK] Jenny Lewis’s musical journey is a captivating one for those willing to listen. Her last album, 2014’s The Voyager, found her still signed to Warner Bros. – an awesome show of faith for a major label since Lewis’s albums aren’t huge sellers.
[ROCK] As package tours go, this is a pretty reasonable pairing that should capture a solid cross-section of fans, which is why it’s been held over for another 40 dates after last summer’s run.
[AMERICANA] If the grain silos are a fascination of yours – and you’re not alone in your curiosity — Silo City Alive presents an opportunity to check them out much more closely while taking in an afternoon of music and art.
[ROCK] To some, James Taylor might seem like little more than a purveyor of bittersweet sentiment on the outskirts of rock and roll — a crooner in troubadour’s clothing that soothed the weary minds of a counterculture rendered exhausted in the early and mid 1970s.
[COUNTRY] Just because they’re Canadian doesn’t mean they can’t produce country music, and Blue Rodeo has been at it for nearly 35 years, winning awards and collaborating with some of Canada’s best along the way.