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    Holy Highway Brings Gaither Vocal Band to Town

    Steeped in Tradition, But Not Afraid of Change Keeping tradition alive is important to Bill Gaither, but so is changing with the times.  Like it or not.  And who is Bill, aka William J. Gaither?  Only one of the most influential and productive songwriters and music leaders in the Southern and Contemporary Gospel Music genres. […] More

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    Ortega Skirts Snowfall to Play Dakota

    Snow Doesn’t Deter the Dakota Crowd Quizzing a few members of the audience who made it to the Lindi Ortega and Hugh Masterson show Sunday evening at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant might have revealed that, had they not prepaid for tickets, they would have been unlikely to attend. Who would have guessed that […] More

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    Pam Tillis’ Acoustic Set Shines on Country Music Roots

    The only thing missing during last evening’s performance by Pam Tillis was the fireplace to go along with her fireside chat and show.  It was that comfortable.  She was accompanied by budding music professionals in their twenty-somethings, Haley Sullivan – keys/guitar/vocals and Apple Valley native, Aria Stiles – fiddle/mandolin/vocals. These two gals have that Belmont […] More

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    Energized Circus of the West Thrills Icehouse Crowd

    It is a wonder there is any electricity left to share in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota after the thrilling display of high energy local indie rock showmanship at the Icehouse, lead by headliner Circus of the West on Sunday night.  Although Ed Caldie and company are largely to blame for the eventual extreme […] More