Some voices are just made for one another. That's not to say they can't beautifully intone alone, but there's just something about when voices fit together.
When talking with living legends in the blues or rock idiom, you're bound to encounter some change-up in the lineup. Somebody comes; somebody goes. It's kind of like fantasy football, except cool. Original lineups just don't always weather the storm that comes from being in a band.
The pieces are there to shape a local music scene into a discernable sound. The artists in Rochester are already in place, and so is the audience.
For a while there, Rochester musician Aaron DeRuyter figured the best way to describe his music was by calling it country. The thing is he didn't really like country ... or did he?
McClure traveled to Antarctica to study changes in the ice. He’ll use the data in a new project, the latest in his history of combining math, music, and nature.
Knoxville, Tennessee, band The Black Lillies is a twangin' modern primitive. Goosing its alt-country ruminations with a wide spectrum, from bluegrass to soul and rock 'n' roll, this band serves to soothe the same savage it fuels in its audiences nationwide.
Metal stalwart Dan Lilker is making some of the most intense music of his career right here in Rochester
Geoff Dale is a gregarious gadabout. This is a character with little sleep in his background — or foreground for that matter.
Rochester musician and Bug Jar booking impresario Tim Avery
is fighting the good fight with the big C. And musicians and music fans alike
are rallying behind the man with several benefit shows. As a booking agent and promoter,
Avery has proved himself indispensable in filling the void between musicians -- whether
local, national, or international -- and music fans.
Lisa Winter's songs are like little prayers sent up on gossamer wings. They're lyrically impactful yet melodically gentle.
This spring will mark 21 years since Prime Time Funk burst forth from Rochester to scintillate the scene with a big blast of brass. Although the band is steeped in R&B and soul, when PTF is playing, funk is king.