Daily Music: Geezerville
10 Minutes with Barrence Whitfield
Onstage and new LP Under the Savage Sky, Barrence Whitfield is a screamer, an acrobat whose energy remain unmatched even at 60. On the phone from his home in Massachusetts, he’s soft spoken and engaging. Whitfield & the Savages load in for two nights at their home away from home, the Continental Club, starting Thursday.

12:00PM Wed. Jan. 20, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

Tedeschi Trucks Thrill Austin City Limits
A whiff of finality hung in the air Monday night at the Moody Theater. As announced by Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona, the last taping of the show’s 41st season – a run including some of the biggest acts of the year (Kendrick Lamar, Courtney Barnett, Sleater-Kinney) – was at hand. Susan Tedeschi said it was the last date of a yearlong tour.

10:30AM Tue. Dec. 15, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

10 Minutes with Carlene Carter
After opening John Mellencamp’s most recent tour, Carlene Carter brings her one-woman show to the Cactus Cafe on Sunday. She’s promoting last year’s Carter Girl, which celebrates country music’s first family. Mother Maybelle Carter (1909-1978) was her grandmother and June Carter Cash (1929-2003) her mother.

11:20AM Thu. Nov. 12, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams: Ramble On
They recently celebrated 27 years of marriage. He spent eight years touring with Bob Dylan. She’s sung with Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Bramlett. Together, they’ve been members of Little Feat, Hot Tuna, and Phil Lest & Friends. Most famously, they were members of the Levon Helm Band, working with the onetime Band drummer and singer until his death in 2012.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 21, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

10 Minutes with Ali Campbell of UB40
Ali Campbell says UB40 has sold almost 100 million albums worldwide. That’s right, a reggae band from the UK is one of the best-selling acts of their or any other generation. The band has split in two, with Campbell fronting a version including keyboardist Mickey Virtue and toaster/rapper/trumpet player Astro. UB40 performs at the Long Center Tuesday.

1:30PM Mon. Oct. 19, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

15 Minutes with Elvis Costello
I love Elvis. Have since the first time I heard “Watching the Detectives” in 1977. Once an angry young man and now a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, his new memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink made me fall in love with him all over again. Here’s an excerpt from a long conversation we had last week. He’s at BookPeople on Tuesday to further discuss.

11:00AM Thu. Oct. 15, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

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James Taylor Pleases All at ACL Taping
Thursday night’s Austin City Limits taping with James Taylor was as surprise-filled as any I’ve ever witnessed. He concentrated on tunes from his first collection of new material in 13 years, Before This World, but those songs fit snugly next to his better-known hits. They’re as varied in tempo and style as any in his repertoire.

11:30AM Fri. Oct. 2, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

Patty Griffin – The Paramount’s Aural Blade
Opened on Congress Avenue 100 years ago, the Paramount Theatre now counts among the oldest continuously running operations of its kind in the country. Festivities marked the centennial this year, but none with the visuals of Wednesday night’s Relighting of the Blade. The blade is the vertical sign above the marquee that lights up with the theatre’s name.

11:55AM Thu. Sep. 24, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

10 Minutes With Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder’s career has taken him from working with the Rolling Stones to winning awards with Cuban supergroup the Buena Vista Social Club and recording in Africa with Ali Farka Touré. Tuesday he fills the Paramount with bluegrass superstar Ricky Skaggs, Skaggs’ wife and gospel singer Sharon White, and her 85-year-old Texan father Buck pounding piano.

9:00AM Thu. Sep. 17, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

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