Davy Jones

Listening to Afro-Zen Allstars means being transported to a different place, to a different time. It means joining a sublime, multicultural vision conceived by George M. Lowe, a warm, devoted autodidact I had the pleasure of speaking with recently. more

Jul 27, 2017 2:21 PM

One of greatest joys that music has to offer is variety. Whatever your mood, there's a song or genre that corresponds – from bluegrass to "Baby's Got Back" and ... more

Feb 9, 2017 11:06 AM ENTERTAINMENT

I can so distinctly remember the first time I saw No BS! Brass Band. I've seen them a number of times since – at The Broadberry, Balliceaux and The Hippodrome ... more

Jan 17, 2017 7:55 AM Backstage with...

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

Being conscious and protective of one’s environment means appreciating endurance. It means believing in something bigger than yourself. Among bands who take seriously the challenge of making their profession more environmentally friendly ... more

Sep 12, 2016 8:08 AM Backstage with...

Cindy Jones recalls, as a child, spending hot summertime afternoons in the garage with her father while he worked on the family car and did other odd jobs. “When [my siblings] would go play, I would stay with my dad and ... more

Jul 16, 2016 2:25 PM News

Unknown ObjectArt gives us a chance to taste immortality. Artists can die knowing their creations will live on, and even centuries later fans can connect with the genius inherent in those creations. But unlike sculptors or filmmakers, musicians ... more

Jul 13, 2016 7:00 AM Backstage with...

Big News Story - One of nation's largest breweries coming to Virginia. Find out who and much more in The Daily more

May 24, 2016 3:16 PM TASTEBUDZ


Dave Parrish

Speaking means believing when you’re speaking with Stephen Lecky, festival manager for the local non-profit organization, Venture Richmond. Lecky’s enthusiasm is so contagious, and his love for live music is so apparent. It’s as if those qualities... more

May 3, 2016 9:15 AM Backstage with...

Place matters when it comes to music. Playing old-time music in Virginia means joining a long tradition, all the way back to the mountain music that preceded country. The Hot Seats preceded the current wave of old-time revival, having formed in ... more

Mar 14, 2016 9:10 AM ENTERTAINMENT

For a state as steeped in history as Virginia is, the past is like a natural resource. And as important as the Revolutionary and Civil wars have been to the commonwealth’s tourism industry, another historical resource is gaining attention in ... more

Mar 2, 2016 4:00 PM TRAVEL

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 with...

Now more than ever, with revenue growing more and more elusive, music is a labor of love. But for the lucky few musicians who have earned a longtime following in the Richmond community – whether they’ve made performing a successful ... more

Nov 30, 2015 1:12 PM Backstage with...

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter who spent part of his childhood in Virginia, performs at The Tin Pan, introducing songs from his new album, Tomorrow's Child. more

Nov 5, 2015 12:32 PM Backstage with...

What does community pride sound like? If you live in Galax, a prominent stop on Virginia’s Crooked Road country music heritage trail, it sounds like 493 mandolins ringing out as one. more

Sep 9, 2015 10:15 AM FEATURES


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 with... 1 Comments


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 with...


Doug Orleski's first mural located on the side of Modern Artifacts in Carytown. Photo by Doug Orleski

When Robert Kennedy famously quoted playwright George Bernard Shaw – “There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – the young senator was talking about the same visionary... more

May 1, 2015 11:47 AM ENTERTAINMENT


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 with...

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