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Past articles by Walter:

Keep the weekend going with music to catch next week in Lexington

Blues guitarist Robert Cray will be back in Lexington. And jazz musicians will be at UK. → Read More

Looking for live music? Here’s three shows whose success keeps bringing them back

Neko Case, Jason Isbell and Catawampus Universe headline shows at Manchester Music Hall, Iroquois Amphitheater and The Burl. → Read More

New Chicago, vintage music: ‘I find myself grinning from ear to ear,’ co-founder says

After 50 years, members new and old wanted to perform their most famous album live. They’ll bring that show to EKU’s Center for the Arts. → Read More

A Bluegrass music stalwart is bringing his new acoustic quintet to WoodSongs

The Tim O’Brien Band, whose self-titled debut album hit stores just over a week ago, will perform at the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour at Lexington’s Lyric Theatre. → Read More

Folk acts coming to Danville with new albums ready to release

Popular regional folk acts Carrie Newcomer and Over the Rhine are coming to Danville’s Norton Center for the Arts with new albums waiting in the wings. → Read More

They’ve been a hit since their 2009 debut album. So why are critics still surprised?

Mumford & Sons have been a hit since their 2009 debut album, defying labels with sounds ranging from acoustic folk to electric rock. → Read More

James Taylor, a master, lets Bonnie Raitt ‘steal the show every night’

While James Taylor was the headliner, he enjoyed Bonnie Raitt as much as the Rupp Arena crowd. → Read More

This Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member celebrates new album at ‘coming home party’

Dale Ann Bradley, a bluegrass singer who’s in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, has a new album that’s tradition but diverse → Read More

He played The Dame in 2004 and he still has the concert poster. Now he’s coming to Rupp.

Country’s Dierks Bentley performs in concert in Lexington’s Rupp Arena. → Read More

She’s opening for Lucinda Williams, Drive-By Truckers before performing here in a church

After a break up with her band, Erika Wennerstrom comes to Lexington performing in a trio at First Presbyterian Church. → Read More

This Cincinnati band with the Memphis name is bringing tunes from its new album here

The Cincinnati band 500 Miles to Memphis brings its music to Lexington’s The Burl → Read More

This bluegrass band is outside the norm in many ways. And comedian Steve Martin is a friend.

The Steep Canyon Rangers brings its outside the norm bluegrass sound to Lexington’s Manchester Music Hall. → Read More

In between shows with the Eagles, country’s Vince Gill make a stop in Danville

Multi Grammy award winner Vince Gill has been performing with The Eagles for the past two years. But he’ll be at Danville’s Norton Center as a solo artist. → Read More

Band shares ‘oblique brilliance’ of Velvet Underground; Cher comes to Louisville

Sister Ray pays tribute to the band Velvet Underground in concert at The Burl in Lexington. → Read More

Mission accomplished: Marcus King Band’s latest album focuses on songwriting, musicianship

Marcus King Band performs music from its most recent album “Carolina Confessions” at Lexington’s Manchester Music Hall. → Read More

And the winner is ... fifth annual Lexington Music Awards honors local artists

The fifth annual Lexington Music Awards will be presented Jan. 27 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. → Read More

Subway performances brought positive response. Now this cellist is making music on stage.

Gabriel Royal is bringing his cello to the Norton Center in Danville. → Read More

This 25-year-old Kentucky musician is ‘going old school’ with his debut album

Dillion Carmichael, nephew of John Michael and Eddie Montgomery, is performing at The Castle. → Read More

Happy to be home, jazz vocalist will perform Gershwin, Porter in Origins Jazz Series

Jazz vocalist Gail Wynters will perform at Tee Dee’s → Read More

Local band plans a reunion to celebrate and honor the music of David Bowie

Chico Fellini performs at the Burl on Saturday. → Read More