Widely known as an award-winning country music artist, helping to pioneer that genre for African Americans, Charley Pride (b. 1938) had a baseball career before turning to music. Pride played in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s: some outfield, but he mostly pitched intimidating fastballs, sneaky curves and knuckleballs for teams including the Memphis Red […]
Are We There by Sharon Van Etten This album marks the first time I’ve really taken notice of Sharon Van Etten. I have heard her music before, and her previous album, Tramp, was produced by Aaron Dessner of my beloved The National. For whatever reason, her music just hadn’t clicked. That all changed when I […]
Shriek by Wye Oak Wye Oak is a two-member band that makes a lot of noise. Singer Jenn Wasner became known for her mix of folky songwriting and heavy guitar outbursts. Drummer Andy Stack drums with his right hand (and both feet) while playing synthesizers and triggering sequencers with his left. A lot of reviewers […]
Fast fingers race over piano keys during the June 8 Shinetop, Jr., concert. This afternoon of Blues and Jazz is family friendly – and free!
With their Americana folk music, Joe and Justin teach kids about nature and make them feel like they’re floating down the river. Catch this Grammy award-winning duo May 31.
Fletcher’s strings sing! Be whisked away by this highly sought-after classical guitarist. Catch this New Yorker in Topeka for free!