Dec. 4, 2013 10:16
Bassist extraordinaire Victor Wooten and his brother, Roy “Future Man” Wooten share five Grammys as the rhythmic force that drives the virtuosic jazz fusion unit, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, but neither might be where they are without a certain teacher, or “Teacha,” as Regi Wooten is known....
Nov. 27, 2013 09:55
Culture jamming the Black Friday experience isn’t exactly a new concept; Buy Nothing Day arose in the 1990s as a means to subvert the retail equivalent of stocking away acorns for the winter. There has been, however, a more visceral rebuke of the traditional consumer call to action that’s ratcheted up exponentially in this abbreviated holiday season....
Nov. 20, 2013 09:58
Frey and Henley are just two cats strumming guitars and singing early hits on an unadorned stage (except this time before 14,000 people and with anonymous accompaniment playing offstage). Bernie Leadon emerges and starts to fill out their sound, adding the expert country picking that would distinguish them from the Breads of the ’70s....
Nov. 13, 2013 09:28
into the opening acoustic stanza of his summer visit to High Rock Outfitters, Cedric Burnside lifted his wine glass and recited just an infinitesimal fraction of the lore he’s absorbed over more than three decades next to the legends of the Hill Country: “Through my teeth and under my tongue, look out stomach because here it comes....
Nov. 6, 2013 10:35
Adopting the hashtag #GHOE — social media-speak for Greatest Homecoming on Earth — in October to brand Greensboro’s largest annual tourist event was a figurative throwing of the gauntlet by the North Carolina A&T; a challenge to their area HBCU brethren and sistren that there really ain’t no party like an Aggie party....
Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
Calls for the Wood Brothers’ crafty spin on Michael Jackson’s “Pretty Young Thing (PYT)” went unanswered at their jam-packed Blind Tiger set on Friday night, but they decided to do one better....
Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
“Were finally here,” Rod Stewart told the 7,000-plus who came out for his long-delayed Greensboro tour stop on Thursday night. Eighteen months, to be precise, since his show was announced, canceled, delayed and then finally realized, though the final interruption came with the sincerest of reasons....
Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
But inside, what would appear to be a record by a guy who took a GG Allin concert experience a little too closely to heart was be a is a hefty, 21-track offering of mellow barroom blues and acoustic picking tunes flickering with a poet’s empathy....
Oct. 9, 2013 09:46
On one hand, with a list of stewards that continues to grow entering its 12 th year, Greensboro Fest has become the hot potato of independent music festivals. Maintaining the free, not-for-profit primer to the city’s musical offerings for newcomers and collegians has undoubtedly been a labor of love, but a labor nonetheless....

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