Grateful Dead Members Reuniting for 50th Anniversary Shows (videos & updates)

(Updated February 7, 15 and 23 and March 1 and 9 – see below.) To commemorate the band’s 50th anniversary, surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite for 3 shows, July 3-5, at Chicago’s Soldier Field, site of the Continue reading

Rickie Lee Jones, Laura Nyro, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (video)

Rickie Lee Jones celebrated her 60th birthday November 8. She appears on the recently-released Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro from pianist/composer/arranger Billy Childs, an album of 10 Nyro songs interpreted by Childs and artists including Shawn Colvin, Alison Continue reading

Madeleine Peyroux Surprise Free 3-night Stand in Durham (video)

Blue Note Grill owner Bill Whittington got the first call Wednesday (09/24) afternoon. A local BNG patron had friends & relatives visiting Durham, one of whom was a singer looking for a place where she & friends might play that Continue reading

Bull Durham Blues Fest September 5 & 6 (video)

Local blues fans are excited that, after experimenting with a variety of formats in recent years, the 2014 Bull Durham Blues Festival returns to Historic Durham Athletic Park (the “old ball park”) on Saturday, September 6. The show features Kermit Ruffins, Continue reading