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Chris Wood on the Wood Brothers Origins, Heart is the Hero, and More

To be truly creative, even briefly, is challenging no matter the artist or medium. While processes and philosophies vary widely, finding inspiration and executing on...

Fiddle Legend Michael Cleveland on His Life in Bluegrass, Exploring New Ground, and Working with Béla Fleck

Those in the know have long said that Michael Cleveland is the best fiddle player in bluegrass. With 12 IBMA ‘Fiddle Player of the Year’...

Kamasi Washington Brings Fearless Movement to the Fitz

Last updated on June 1st, 2024 at 07:22 pmBefore attending last Saturday night’s show at the Fitzgerald, I knew there were few brighter stars in...

Industry Legend Don Was on Detroit Roots, Pan-Detroit Ensemble, and Blue Note Records

Last updated on June 1st, 2024 at 07:22 pmIn the notoriously chaotic and turbulent music industry, there are few constants. Tastes and trends change quickly,...

The Indigo Girls and Minnesota Orchestra Shine in Orchestra Hall Collaboration

Last updated on April 22nd, 2024 at 06:40 amI know two things to be true about Minnesotans: they are resilient in the face of all...

Ben Majeska of Armchair Boogie Talks Inspirations, the Midwest Scene, and More Ahead of Turf Club Show

Last updated on April 7th, 2024 at 08:36 amAs a proud Upper Midwestern music website, there’s nothing we enjoy more than shedding light on great...

Sarah Jarosz Gifts a Snapshot of Love at Sold-Out Fine Line Show

Last updated on March 22nd, 2024 at 05:51 pm2024 has just begun, but loads of great music has already been released. One of the best...

Abraham Alexander Talks SEA/SONS ahead of State Theater Show

Last updated on March 11th, 2024 at 12:22 pmOn his debut album SEA/SONS, Abraham Alexander emerged as a talent to watch. Mixing evocative, sometimes personal...

Albert Lee Gives Rock History Lesson at the Dakota

Last updated on March 3rd, 2024 at 03:02 pmIn the proverbial school of rock and roll, Albert Lee is an esteemed professor. The 80-year-old British...

Kendrick Scott Talks Blue Note Records, Lessons from Legends Ahead of Anniversary Gigs

Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 09:06 pmA lot has changed over 85 years; technology evolves, society changes in a million ways, and generations...