One of country music’s most distinctive and acclaimed artists, two-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, Kathy Mattea, will perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on 2/1 at 8 p.m.
With hits such as "Where've You Been?", the bluesy "455 Rocket", and the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses", Mattea is always ahead of the curve - both in Nashville’s sound and its conscience.
She has remained grounded as a folk-based, roots performer who lets her instincts be her guide. Calling Me Home, Mattea’s follow-up to her hit Coal, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia. Her music has been hailed for both its contemporary edge and its traditional flavor, and her passionate live performances keep fans coming back from all around the world.
In Johnny Cash: The Life, Robert Hilburn tells the complete story of Johnny Cash for the first time. He covers Cash’s artistic career and turbulent life, from his days growing up poor in Depression-era rural Arkansas, working the cotton fields of his family’s farm, to becoming one of the true icons of 20th-century popular music.
Of the many great rock and country arrivals in the 1950s, Cash was one of the few who approached his music as more than hits for the jukebox. He wanted to inspire and uplift people.
Robert Hilburn knew Cash well, reporting on him at many different points in his career, from the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968—where he was the only music journalist attending—to his wrenching last days. Hilburn was a pop music critic and pop music editor of the Los Angeles Times from 1970 through 2005.
Boynton tapped stars including Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Ben Folds, and Linda Eder to perform her original songs.
Calling Sandra Boynton “accomplished” is an understatement. She’s a writer, illustrator, humorist, songwriter, producer, and director who’s put out more than 50 books. She goes in many directions in her work and with Frog Trouble, the compass pointed to Nashville.
This Sunday, country star, Vince Gill, will perform with The Boston Pops in the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA.
The country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and member of the Grand Ole Opry has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also earned 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist. In 2007, Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Actor, musician (Note: and heckuva nice guy - Sarah), John Corbett will bring his band to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Thursday, February 21st.
Corbett - who you may recognize from Northern Exposure, Sex and the City, United States of Tara, Parenthood, or My Big Fat Greek Wedding - has recently released his second country music album, Leaving Nothin’ Behind. The album is produced by Jon Randall Stewart with 7 songs written or co-written by Stewart.