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Preview: The entertainment podcast from Inside Out and The Roanoke Times

The entertainment podcast from Inside Out and The Roanoke Times

Inside Out is The Roanoke Times/'s entertainment magazine. This the place you'll find the latest information about what to do see and find in Southwestern Virginia.

Published: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 17:30:45 -0400

Last Build Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 22:39:19 -0400

Copyright: Copyright 2005 The Roanoke Times

The Avett Brothers

16 Sept 2008 11:00:00

Alt-folk rockers bring show to Jefferson Center on Sept. 19, 2008.

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L'il Ed Williams

06 Aug 2008 11:00:00

Chicago blues progeny brings his Blues Imperials to Roanoke, Aug. 8, 2008.

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Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

11 July 2008 11:00:00

Wild pianoman plays July 12, 2008 at Sedalia Blues Festival

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Chris Wood

11 July 2008 11:00:00

Bassist plays with Medeski Martin Wood, July 12, 2008 at Jeff Center

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Nicole Hart

01 July 2008 11:00:00

Singer brings her soul and blues band to Roanoke on Saturday

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Jason Ricci

28 May 2008 11:00:00

Up-and-coming harmonica player, band hit Roanoke on Friday

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Frank Vignola

13 May 2008 11:00:00

Gypsy jazz guitar master plays Jefferson Center

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Henry Butler

15 April 2008 11:00:00

New Orleans-style pianist plays Roanoke on Saturday

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Stephanie Rooker

25 March 2008 11:00:00

Jazzer comes back home, by way of New York City

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Josh Shilling

20 Oct 2007 11:00:00

Martinsville native is new frontman for bluegrass's Mountain Heart

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Scott Miller

21 Aug 2007 11:00:00

Singer-songwriter with Virginia roots comes to Floyd

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Scott H. Biram

06 Aug 2007 11:00:00

Dirty Old One man Band comes to Martin's Downtown, Roanoke

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Col. Bruce Hampton

09 July 2007 11:38:08

Georgia jam-master brings The Quark Alliance to 202 Market

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Blueground Undergrass

11 June 2007 17:27:08

Jeff Mosier brings his Atlanta-based group to 202 Market

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Webb Wilder

20 April 2007 17:27:08

The Nashville-based roots rocker comes to the Coffee Pot

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Aaron Neville

29 March 2007 17:27:08

New Orleans musical royalty Aaron Neville talks music and loss. He plays Salem Thursday night.

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Dave Hartman

21 Feb 2007 17:27:08

Drummer from Southern Culture on the Skids talks about the band's new CD, 'Countrypolitan Classics.'

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Guitar Shorty

6 Sept 2006 17:27:08

Guitar Shorty is among the acts playing in Roanoke at the Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.

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Jann Arden

Thu, 6 Jul 2006 17:27:08 -0400

Canadian singer and musician Jann Arden is opening for Michael Buble when he performs in Roanoke.

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Southern Culture on the Skids

16 June 2006 18:55:08

This nationally known rock acts includes two former Roanokers.

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Foreign Policy is a series of eight pretty goofy short, silent films

Wed, 24 May 2006 18:55:08 -0400

Three Community High School students collaborated on these black-and-white shorts.

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The Harwell Grice Band plays traditional bluegrass

Wed, 10 May 2006 18:55:08 -0400

In two years, this Radford-based band has been building a fan base.

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Songs and talk with Balancing Act's Cameron McLaughlin

19 April 2006 18:55:08

Blacksburg-based McLaughlin joined forces with a bass player from Michigan to form a very funky band.

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Peter Tork, ex-Monkee: Songs and talk

13 April 2006 18:55:08

Forty years after the Monkees became a pop culture phenomenon, Tork is still making music, but on his own terms.

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Interview with Troy Gatrell of the Antikythera Device

22 March 2006 18:55:08

Gatrell is only 17, but he already writes, performs, produces and records everything, instruments and all, that goes on his records.

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Interview with Sol Creech and Jake Dempsey

Wed, 1 Feb 2006 18:55:08 -0400

Creech is a blues and soul man who has learned from some of the best that the North Carolina Piedmont has to offer, including Cool John Ferguson and the late Guitar Gabriel. Dempsey, veteran of several jazz and rock bands in the Roanoke area, is one-third of The Sol Creech band.

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Interview with Charlie Hamill and Jason Hill

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:55:08 -0400

These guys find time in their busy musical schedules to knock out some out-of-the-ordinary singing and acoustic picking.

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Interview with The New Roanoke Jug Band

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400

If the jug is full, it won't sound good. If the washboard is new, it won't sound good. These guys know their washboards and jugs.

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Interview with hard rock band TK-421

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400

This group of cover band veterans got sick of all that and now do their own thing.

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Interview with Roanoke punk rock band The Makeout

Wed, 9 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400

These boys are too young to drink and smoke, but they probably do. They also rock, very hard.

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Interview with local documentary producer Janet Lubas

Wed, 2 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400

Lubas, a recent Hollins University graduate, has produced a new documentary on Roanoke's unusual celebrity Charles Cullen titled "The Charles E. Cullen story: A tale of savage independence."

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Interview with singer/keyboarist Josh Shilling.

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Shilling is way funkier than a 22-year-old has a right to be.

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Interview with Roanoke spinmeister DJ Samson.

Wed, 19 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Samson scratches the records for Roanoke rap acts Mack Jones and Illbotz.

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Interview with folk/rock/Americana performer Bill Hudson.

Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Hudson and collaborator Al Coffey talk about their upcoming "Feel Good Tour" of hurricane-ravaged Louisiana.

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Interview and songs with the cast of "Man of Constant Sorrow".

Thu, 6 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Nick Piper and Nick Braswell recreate the young lives of bluegrass legends the Stanley Brothers.

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Interview and live picking from jazz-grassers Blue Moonshine.

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Blue Moonshine's members traveled some varied roads before coming together to make a cohesive band.

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Interview and music with fingerpicking guitarist and singer Andrew Gregory.

Thu, 8 Sep 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Gregory, who recently moved from Radford to Charlottesville, still plays in the valleys a good bit.

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Interview and music with Americana singer-songwriter David Simpkins.

Thu, 8 Sep 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Simpkins played music for 25 years before he attempted to write a song. Now he writes songs all the time.

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Interview and live jams with Kevin Selfe and James Pace of Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes.

Wed, 31 Aug 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Kevin Selfe and James Pace are two of the Roanoke Valley's hardest-working and most talented musicians. They talk about their music and play live for us on this podcast.

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Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, who makes music with a Gameboy and other 8-bit games.

Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Jeremy Kolosine is among a small group of people who manipulate the little sound chips in 8-bit, handheld games to make their own music. Here, he talks about how it's done, who is doing it, and he plays a couple of songs.

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Interview with Ross Copperman, a Roanoke native signing a major record deal, for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:03:00 -0400

Roanoke's own Ross Copperman is this close to getting signed to a major label record deal. He got together with us to talk about his recent work and spin a couple of demo songs that will probably wind up on his next record.

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Interview with Blue Mule, jazz-grassers, for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Interview with Blue Mule. These boys mix the bluegrass with stuff like Miles Davis and Jethro Tull. How wacky is that?

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Interview with The Downtown Music Lab for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Interview with a group of kids who learn how to sing and play music at Roanoke's Downtown Music Lab -- and yes there is some freestyle RAP too.

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Discordian Society interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Go to an outdoor festival in the valleys this summer, and it's likely The Discordian Society will be on the bill. The band plays Farm Out this weekend, Floyd Fest at the end of July and its own Figments Festival in August. The four-piece, warmly organic, funky rock outfit will be on the road some, too.

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Farm Out Organizers interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Sarah, of The Wading Girl, and her parents join us on the podcast to talk about this year's version of Farm Out, set for July 16 at their family farm, and play some tunes you might here that day, if you go. Pat and Jim say you'll have a great time.

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Scott Perry interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Scott Perry is a Blues Guitarist from Floyd, VA.

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BeBop HoeDown interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 16 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400

The BeBop HoeDown are a local instrumental music group.

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Ilbotz interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400

The Ilbotz are a local rap and instrumental music group.

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Drastic Plastic interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 2 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Drastic Plastic is one of Roanoke's most unique musical ensembles. Using an array of brightly colored "boomwhackers" (that's a technical term, folks), they bang out percussive melodies, playing everything from "Peter Gunn" to "Chopsticks' and a few original pieces.

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Jazz Guitarist Cyrus Pace interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 2 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Salem-born Jazz guitarist Cyrus Pace talks about playing with Dr. Lonnie Smith and Rene Marie, his own music and band, the non-profits.

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The Lobsters interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Sat, 26 Mar 2005 12:32:50 -0400

If you're in Roanoke and find yourself surrounded by shimmying girls, rugged boys and the sound of no-frills rock'n'roll (no chaser) odds are you're at a Lobsters show. The band, arisen from the ashes of the Red Skulls, has been providing Timesland with danceable riffs for nearly a year now. We invited them into the I/O studio to discuss Roanoke nightclubs, a forthcoming mid-Atlantic tour and why they released their new single on vinyl.

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Wading Girl interview with InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 19 May 2005 11:21:41 -0400

Named for a passage in a James Joyce book, The Wading Girl has been building its reputation as a strong live act with good original songs. The band joins us in the IO studio/hovel to talk about its music and tell us why practically everyone in the group is working or has worked at a Coffee Shop.

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The Stations interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Tue, 17 May 2005 12:04:14 -0400

Stations has been churning out street punk in Roanoke for a decade, keeping a longstanding fan base while catching the ears of younger listeners, too. The band releases a new CD about once every two years, and its Farm Dysfunction show is an annual event. The next Farm Dysfunction, an all-night band-fest, is coming up on May 21.

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Rap Artist Genesis Osagsboro interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Sun, 8 May 2005 12:09:32 -0400

True Sound. The Remnant. Downtown Music Lab. Solo work. There's not much that Genesis Osagboro isn't into. Osagboro is probably best-known locally for his rhyming with True Sound. On the podcast, he sits down to discuss his work, and his spot as a judge on the locally produced "Wannabe," which itself wants to be a sort of minor league "American Idol" for the valleys. InsideOut is The Roanoke Times/'s entertainment magazine.

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Indie Rock Band Silent Press interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Sun, 27 Apr 2003 12:10:42 -0400

So, you're the type to say, "Prom is such a drag." Well, maybe you're right. But here comes the Punk Rock Prom, whose organizers promise a looser event on Saturday, neither chaperoned by the teachers you've grown to hate nor filled with the sounds of music you despise. The music part may be a matter of opinion. Some posters on's message boards are questioning the credentials of something called a Punk Rock Prom that has no punk bands. The emo-word is being tossed around.
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Actor David Huddleston interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:11:47 -0400

David Huddleston, born in Vinton, raised in Villamont, is as recognizable a face as any in Hollywood. You may not know his name, but you've seen his work: "Blazing Saddles," "The Big Lebowski," "The Wonder Years," "The Rockford Files," "The West Wing." The list goes on. Huddleston came to Roanoke April 14 for the Blue Ridge Southwest Virginia Vision Film Festival, and he took some time out from his busy weekend schedule to join us for a podcast.

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Singer Tricia Carter interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:13:19 -0400

Singer/songwriter Tricia Carter and guitarist/producer Tommy Noland came to the lush Inside Out podcast alcove to talk about Carter's most recent release, "Here," and pick a couple songs for us. Carter discussed her favorite muses — her husband and her seven siblings, six of whom are sisters. Hear about that and more, plus a couple of tunes.

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Rap Group Mack Jones interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Fri, 8 Apr 2005 12:13:54 -0400

The Roanoke-based hip-hop collective began taking shape in 1997 when Byron Mack (Poseidon MC) - an aspiring lyricist, rapper and producer from a musical family in Salem - teamed with Case Jones, a DJ and MC who moved here from the Bronx in 1993. Growing up in hip-hop's ground zero and once living a few blocks from Africa Bambaataa gives Jones the group's trump card, and he laughs that he's "the only one with any real street-cred."

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The Big Lick Conspiracy Comedy Trio interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:15:05 -0400

The audience is a participant at Big Lick shows, and once, two of their suggestions for skits divided the crowd, Anderson said. At one show, an audience member shouted out "a sharpshooter" as a suggestion. Another shouted out "The White House." Half the audience was shocked, and the other half was cracking up, Anderson said. But Ruelle, the host/moderator, pulled it together by saying, "Well, in the interest of national security, can I get another suggestion?"

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Musician Corey Hunley interview for InsideOut/The Roanoke Times.

Wed, 23 Mar 2005 12:32:50 -0400

Corey Hunley, former front man for Blind Vision, now works with Supernova singer Justin Prillaman in a duo they call The County. Hunley writes and sings his own songs, playing them with Prillaman or on his own around Roanoke.

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