Published: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 17:30:45 -0400
Last Build Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 22:39:19 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2005 The Roanoke Times
16 Sept 2008 11:00:00Alt-folk rockers bring show to Jefferson Center on Sept. 19, 2008.
06 Aug 2008 11:00:00Chicago blues progeny brings his Blues Imperials to Roanoke, Aug. 8, 2008.
11 July 2008 11:00:00Wild pianoman plays July 12, 2008 at Sedalia Blues Festival
11 July 2008 11:00:00Bassist plays with Medeski Martin Wood, July 12, 2008 at Jeff Center
01 July 2008 11:00:00Singer brings her soul and blues band to Roanoke on Saturday
28 May 2008 11:00:00Up-and-coming harmonica player, band hit Roanoke on Friday
13 May 2008 11:00:00Gypsy jazz guitar master plays Jefferson Center
15 April 2008 11:00:00New Orleans-style pianist plays Roanoke on Saturday
25 March 2008 11:00:00Jazzer comes back home, by way of New York City
20 Oct 2007 11:00:00Martinsville native is new frontman for bluegrass's Mountain Heart
21 Aug 2007 11:00:00Singer-songwriter with Virginia roots comes to Floyd
06 Aug 2007 11:00:00Dirty Old One man Band comes to Martin's Downtown, Roanoke
09 July 2007 11:38:08Georgia jam-master brings The Quark Alliance to 202 Market
11 June 2007 17:27:08Jeff Mosier brings his Atlanta-based group to 202 Market
20 April 2007 17:27:08The Nashville-based roots rocker comes to the Coffee Pot
29 March 2007 17:27:08New Orleans musical royalty Aaron Neville talks music and loss. He plays Salem Thursday night.
21 Feb 2007 17:27:08Drummer from Southern Culture on the Skids talks about the band's new CD, 'Countrypolitan Classics.'
6 Sept 2006 17:27:08Guitar Shorty is among the acts playing in Roanoke at the Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.
Thu, 6 Jul 2006 17:27:08 -0400Canadian singer and musician Jann Arden is opening for Michael Buble when he performs in Roanoke.
16 June 2006 18:55:08This nationally known rock acts includes two former Roanokers.
Wed, 24 May 2006 18:55:08 -0400Three Community High School students collaborated on these black-and-white shorts.
Wed, 10 May 2006 18:55:08 -0400In two years, this Radford-based band has been building a fan base.
19 April 2006 18:55:08Blacksburg-based McLaughlin joined forces with a bass player from Michigan to form a very funky band.
13 April 2006 18:55:08Forty years after the Monkees became a pop culture phenomenon, Tork is still making music, but on his own terms.
22 March 2006 18:55:08Gatrell is only 17, but he already writes, performs, produces and records everything, instruments and all, that goes on his records.
Wed, 1 Feb 2006 18:55:08 -0400Creech 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.
Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:55:08 -0400These guys find time in their busy musical schedules to knock out some out-of-the-ordinary singing and acoustic picking.
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400If 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.
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400This group of cover band veterans got sick of all that and now do their own thing.
Wed, 9 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400These boys are too young to drink and smoke, but they probably do. They also rock, very hard.
Wed, 2 Nov 2005 18:55:08 -0400Lubas, 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."
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400Shilling is way funkier than a 22-year-old has a right to be.
Wed, 19 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400Samson scratches the records for Roanoke rap acts Mack Jones and Illbotz.
Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400Hudson and collaborator Al Coffey talk about their upcoming "Feel Good Tour" of hurricane-ravaged Louisiana.
Thu, 6 Oct 2005 12:03:00 -0400Nick Piper and Nick Braswell recreate the young lives of bluegrass legends the Stanley Brothers.
Wed, 28 Sep 2005 12:03:00 -0400Blue Moonshine's members traveled some varied roads before coming together to make a cohesive band.
Thu, 8 Sep 2005 12:03:00 -0400Gregory, who recently moved from Radford to Charlottesville, still plays in the valleys a good bit.
Thu, 8 Sep 2005 12:03:00 -0400Simpkins played music for 25 years before he attempted to write a song. Now he writes songs all the time.
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 12:03:00 -0400Kevin 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.
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:03:00 -0400Jeremy 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.
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:03:00 -0400Roanoke'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.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:32:50 -0400Interview with Blue Mule. These boys mix the bluegrass with stuff like Miles Davis and Jethro Tull. How wacky is that?
Thu, 28 Jul 2005 12:32:50 -0400Interview with Artist Beth Deel.
Thu, 28 Jul 2005 12:32:50 -0400Interview with Musician James Pace.
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:32:50 -0400Interview 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.
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:32:50 -0400Go 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.
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400Sarah, 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.
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400Scott Perry is a Blues Guitarist from Floyd, VA.
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400The BeBop HoeDown are a local instrumental music group.
Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400The Ilbotz are a local rap and instrumental music group.
Thu, 2 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400Drastic 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.
Thu, 2 Jun 2005 12:32:50 -0400Salem-born Jazz guitarist Cyrus Pace talks about playing with Dr. Lonnie Smith and Rene Marie, his own music and band, the non-profits.
Sat, 26 Mar 2005 12:32:50 -0400If 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.
Thu, 19 May 2005 11:21:41 -0400Named 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.
Tue, 17 May 2005 12:04:14 -0400Stations 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.
Sun, 8 May 2005 12:09:32 -0400True 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/roanoke.com's entertainment magazine.
Sun, 27 Apr 2003 12:10:42 -0400So, 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 starcitypunk.com'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.
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:11:47 -0400David 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.
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:13:19 -0400Singer/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 ÃÂ her husband and her seven siblings, six of whom are sisters. Hear about that and more, plus a couple of tunes.
Fri, 8 Apr 2005 12:13:54 -0400The 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."
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:15:05 -0400The 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?"
Wed, 23 Mar 2005 12:32:50 -0400Corey 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.