We are family

There's a music tradition in my family, an important one that I like to think exists among families everywhere, in which an older family member forces a younger family member to listen to their favori ...

A good start to new year

When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, I’d imagine the sheer determination of their spirits was all that really let them survive the stingi ...

Pope & Bert blend as well as a Cape Cod

Every now and then, when I least expect it, I hear a song or find a great new musician that blows me away. The magic hit me once when I was 11 years old and discovered an album by Patsy Cline; it happ ...

Jackson Station meets Asian on Waller Avenue

It's been rainy and gray in the Lakelands for what seems like about six years now. Yeah, I know it's only been a couple of weeks. But the weather lately has been about as uplifting as an episode of th ...

A country feeling in the city

I braved the chilly weather last Friday night and stepped out of the house to hear some music at Howard's on Main -- no surprises there, I know. I had come out to listen to a musician I'd never heard ...

Lounging with an Old-Fashioned and good sax

I had the pleasure of relaxing in the Fox & Hound Lounge last Wednesday to catch a performance by Steven Galloway, a local saxophonist who is adding a touch of jazz to the local music scene. The F ...

JBB, sushi and more await just around the corner

I caught a performance by Jake Bartley and Matt Miller last Sunday at Uchi E, a lively spot nestled among area businesses on Waller Avenue in Greenwood. A night out for Uchi’s Thai, Korean and J ...