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Believe in Music Festival Concert Reporter

All Good Presents Announces Lineup for Inaugural ‘Believe in Music Festival’ Fundraising Event

Artists Include Thievery Corporation, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jimmy Cliff, Lake Street Dive & More; Festival held July 26 at Oregon Ridge Park.
Event proceeds to benefit Believe in Music, dedicated to uplifting underprivileged Baltimore City students through music education.  Saturday, July 26 | Oregon Ridge Park | 13401 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, MD | Doors open [...]

Mad Tea Party Jam Concert Reporter

Mad Tea Party Jam Announces Final Lineup

Held June 19-22, 2014 in Hedgesville, West Virginia The third annual The Mad Tea Party Jam, presented by Appalachian Jamwich, takes place June 19-22 in Hedgesville, WV. The music and arts festival will be headlined by Papadosio, two nights of The Werks, two nights of Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Mantras and more. The [...]

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Papadosio in Louisville

Had the pleasure of seeing Papadosio on Sunday.  The show was at Headliners in Louisville.  The show opened up with Earth Cry, which is the solo project of Papadosio’s Anthony Throgmartin.  Earth Cry is run off a macbook and a midi controller.  Anthony looks to be composing most of the piece on the spot; deciding [...]

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Mozes & The Firstborn – Atlas Jams Interview

    By Shaun Christie Rare occurrences are usually more synonymous with things like the Sailing Stones or Ball Lightning. To me however, a rare occurrence is when I hit play on an unfamiliar band’s new album and instantly love every track I hear from start to finish. This rare occurrence happened to me the [...]

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Thursday night at Tin Pan. . .Rodney Crowell. . . Jim Lauderdale. . . Kara DiaGuardi. . .

Thursday night the 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank continued a streak of packed clubs, incredible talent and delighted audiences. At the sold out, smokin’ Rutledge Live Music Venue early show, Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Natalie Hemby rocked with a three-piece band backing them. According to roving reporter and Regions Bank Senior VP Lisa Harless, Natalie was wearing the best shoes [...]



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What Would Fonzie Do?

by Diamond Tim In the beginning, Marlon Brando rode his Triumph Thunderbird into the small California town decked out in black leather and near the birth of Rock-n-Roll. Since then motorcycles, black leather & Rock-n-Roll...
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#3 – Jesus, Johnny Depp and Babybird…let’s get this straight

By: Dawn Williams The headlines are screaming with quotes from the Christian Coalition about Johnny Depp burning in hell because of an obscure song on the new album, The Pleasures of Self Destruction, by Stephen “Babyb...
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If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?

Ya know…I have a whole guitar case full of rock ‘n roll stories & such from my “live fast, die young” era of “back in the day” excess. I’ve partied with the well known & the unk...
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50 Shades of Deep Purple and Red Faced by Diamond Tim

Being a freelance writer is a funny thing…sometimes you hear crickets  when there are none, then a landslide of “gigs” come through! ( You can tell I’m  still a rocker when I use the word gigs for all ...
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Diamond’s Smorgasbord of Thoughts from a very long week!

OR Super-Bowl-of-Van-Halen-Valentine-Surprises-in-a-Houston-house-of-Grammy-Glens-&-I-am-the-Walrus-Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo-&-Our-everyday-distress-of-life…C’est la vie! My mind is so jumbled with thoughts that if I...
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