Interview: The Cadillac Three

Interview: The Cadillac Three

Tenacious three
They call it country fuzz. It’s an ominous boogie coming out of Nashville’s The Cadillac Three, a trio that resonates with country and rock ‘n’ roll in equal parts. What separates them from the rest of the heard herd, while welding genres together, is the trio’s application of the sweet grind, whine, and growl of Kelby Ray’s lap steel.

Jazz festival announces its lineup

This year’s Rochester International Jazz Festival, now sponsored by CGI, will offer performances by more than 1,500 musicians. The lineup, announced this morning, is certainly not lacking in quality or variety. Among the jazz acts returning to the festival, which runs from June 21 to 29: vocalist Catherine Russell, organist Joey DeFrancesco, and guitarist Bill Frisell, with his trio.

Honeymoonphase is finding its perfect balance

Honeymoon triangle
The Rochester trio Honeymoonphase plays atmospheric, subtly layered music that evokes a sense of nostalgia – not for any one place or thing, but for an idealized place in the mind.

Interview: SIRSY

Two-man quartet
The rock duo SIRSY has unparalleled tenacity and resolve, even when living life on the road, or staring down cancer and all the uncertainty that it brings. And when cancer reared its ugly head a second time, again SIRSY emerged victorious.

Luke Bryan, Sarah McLachlan, and more to headline CMAC

No venue in the Finger Lakes region more consistently presents high-profile summer concerts than CMAC. Several newly announced shows include some of the top musicians in country, pop rock, and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as beloved bands from the 90’s.

Yonder Mountain String Band, Maceo Parker among Lilac Festival headliners

The 2019 Rochester Lilac Festival’s lineup, announced today, is a familiar mix of jam-friendly artists, legendary names, and popular tribute bands. There aren’t very many surprises, but there are plenty of acts that’ll satisfy the Lilac Festival faithful.

Interview: Judy Collins

Enduring voice
Folk musician Judy Collins released her first album in 1961. By the late 1960’s she was a ubiquitous radio presence with songs like Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” The Beatles' “In My Life” and Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne.” On March 9, she'll perform at Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester.

Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees

The Rochester Music Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2019 inductees.

Ward Stare leads RPO in Mahler, Shostakovich symphonies

Bitter, sweet symphonies
Ward Stare returns to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra next week with two ambitious programs: On February 28 and March 2, he’ll essay Mahler’s enormous Symphony No. 7, and on March 7 and 9, he’ll highlight another 20th-century masterpiece, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

Yarms: a profile in musical curiosity

If you’ve frequented the folk and singer-songwriter circuits in Rochester in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard Ryan Yarmel play. Every Wednesday this month at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Yarmel is hosting a stylistically diverse concert series called the “Yarms February Frolic.”

Interview: The Goddamn Gallows

Hangmen
Of all the bands currently out there liberally slathering the suffix "billy" all over their diagnosis - as in psychobilly, punkabilly, swingabilly, et al. - The Goddamn Gallows makes the most sense.

Rochester rock trio Periodic Table of Elephants plays it loud and heavy

The elephant in the room
The local band Periodic Table of Elephants grinds out its sound with a heavy, 90's-rock slant.

Interview: Susan Graham

On February 10 at Eastman's Kilbourn Hall, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham brings an art song program that prominently features the music of French composers Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc.

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