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Photo by Joey Wharton

Sid Kingsley has a voice that will stop you in your tracks. And he’s just getting started. Kingsley grew up in a small town in Southeast Virginia called Branchville. “Nothing to do except start fires and play music,’’ he recalled. “I’m grateful... more

Nov 2, 2017 11:30 AM Backstage

Seventeenth century essayist Owen Feltham wrote “Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.” Looking inwardly can be especially beneficial if you’re interested in making art that pushes into unexplored creative territory... more

Sep 14, 2017 9:02 AM Backstage

Martin Barre

Martin Barre

Back to Steel, Back to Richmond: Martin Barre coming to The Tin Pan

Martin Barre, formerly with Jethro Tull comes to The Tin Pan Saturday, October 22. Our very own Davy Jones had a chance to speak with this amazing musician. more

Oct 18, 2016 5:11 PM ENTERTAINMENT

There’s a proverb that I think applies beautifully to Clair Morgan. It says that if you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together. Morgan, who fronts the band that bears his first and last names ... more

Jan 14, 2016 7:30 AM Backstage

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Steve Bassett (left) and Robbin Thompson (right) sitting on the Floyd Avenue porch where "Sweet Virginia Breeze" was written. Photo by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

As a native Virginian, I can remember having to memorize facts about the commonwealth in school. The state bird? The cardinal. The state tree and flower? The dogwood. To a child, these are words on flashcards. But as you grow to care deeply about... more

Jul 9, 2015 2:01 PM Backstage 1 Comments

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Clockwise from top left: Charlie Glenn, Chris Smith, Joe Ferguson, and Robbie King of The Trillions. Photo by Nick Ghobashi

Having snaked our way through the crowded front of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s warehouse, the four members of The Trillions and I entered a massive back room, where rows of barrels sat aging and infusing especially potent beers. We found... more

May 1, 2015 12:06 PM Backstage

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Kepone performing at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on 5/31/14. Photo by Jesse Peters

In 2012, when the Virginia General Assembly passed SB 604, the bill that made it legal for breweries to sell beer for consumption on premises, there was much rejoicing in Richmond’s craft beer community. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, an anchor of... more

Mar 4, 2015 2:06 PM Backstage

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Turnover at Strange Matter. Photo by Jeremy Ledford.

If you’re reading this between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., chances are, an amazing musical moment is taking place somewhere in Richmond, Virginia. With venues ranging from tiny clubs and house-show living rooms to The National... more

Jan 6, 2015 4:29 PM Backstage

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Photo Courtesy of Robin Laananen

Imagine that you're J. Roddy Walston. You’ve just lit up Letterman and conquered Conan. Your 2013 album, Essential Tremors, is helping your band, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, reach wider audiences and new heights. Then you get to swing through... more

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Backstage

Brent Havens doesn't just conduct orchestras. As the founder of Windborne Productions, he's the guiding hand behind film and TV scores, football halftime-show music and nine symphonic rock programs. more

Mar 12, 2014 9:25 AM Backstage

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