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Sons of Bill @ The Paramount Theater

March 21, 2012


With the release of their brand new record Sirens just over the horizon, Charlottesville’s own Sons of Bill kicked off their Virginia Calling Tour last night at Mockingbird Roots Music Hall in Staunton, VA.  The tour will take them to six Virginia towns in six nights to celebrate the new record and to thank all those that contributed with their […]

March Music Feature: County Wide Music

March 9, 2012


“We have a choice to keep working the scene on our own, waiting for some spotlight of fame to fall on us, or we can pull together and generate our own wider glow.” Having grown up in a large family, Phillip St. Ours learned a valuable lesson: that more can be accomplished through the mutual […]

SXSW Send-Off: The Hill and Wood w/ Nettles and Luke Wilson

March 1, 2012


Spring is in the air and that means the start of festival season, beginning with next week’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.  Lucky for you, you can get a preview of the festival’s musical offerings without the commute!  Tonight the Southern Café and Music Hall is hosting a SXSW Send-off Show featuring Charlottesville’s very own […]

Trivia and Travis at Fellini’s #9

February 28, 2012


If you’ve been in or around Charlottesville for a few years, chances are you’ve managed to catch a set by local singer-songwriter Travis Elliott.  If not you’re in luck, because he’s got a few regular spots playing around town, including tonight’s “Trivia and Travis” at Fellini’s #9. Travis Elliott is perhaps best known for his […]

The 9 Songwriter Series at the Southern Café and Music Hall

February 22, 2012


Since 2008, Washington D.C.-based singer-songwriter Justin Trawick has brought numerous artists from across the region together to perform in his 9 Songwriter Series. To date he has featured over 30 singer-songwriters in an effort to bring audiences an intimate, dynamic, and wide-ranging listening experience with shows in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia, New York, and Charlottesville.  Trawick himself is an […]

Natural Child with Red Rattles and Firetrucks at the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

February 20, 2012


Wolf has dedicated himself to bringing new out-of-town and local bands to the stage, filling the void left when the Outback Lodge, IS, and the Satellite Ballroom closed their doors.

Carl Anderson at Mockingbird Roots Music Hall

February 9, 2012


For local singer-songwriter Carl Anderson, 2012 has already proven itself to be a tremendous year.  With the release of his first full-length record, Wolftown, last December, Carl set the standard for local independent music with his seamless fusion of blues, country, folk, and rock elements, honest and heartfelt vocal delivery, and profound songwriting ability.  Just a […]

High Country Bluegrass Jam at The Southern

February 7, 2012


“In response to amazing feedback from the first two years of The Festy Experience, the talent, party, vibe, and hospitality of The Festy Experience will be brought to you throughout the year in the Charlottesville area.” If the winter blues have got you hankering for festival season, it’s good to know the Festy has got […]

Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Jefferson Theater

January 31, 2012


Founding members of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Don Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson, began with the most modest of intentions – to pay tribute to their mentor, old-time fiddler Joe Thompson.   Since meeting at a roots festival in 2005, they have been foraging new ground, combining traditional African-American string band music with newer elements […]

Ashley McMillen EP Release Show at the Southern

January 27, 2012


Weaving together elements of country, folk, and pop, West Virginia native and singer-songwriter Ashley McMillen has been making her mark on the local music scene for the last several months.  Tonight she will be releasing her first EP Now I Know at the Southern Café and Music Hall.  Since joining up with the Cville Songwriter’s […]