April 18, 2011 - 7:07pm
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are playing Headliner's this Friday night. In this interview, Isbell talks about songwriting and growing up in the music-steeped area around Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Talking to Alabama-born Jason Isbell, you are struck right off by his affable, easy-going nature. He has the warm drawl and native politeness of a Southern gentleman and the thoughtfulness of a songwriter who puts great care and intellectual honesty into his writing. He is a former member of the...
November 15, 2010 - 9:00am
Kentucky Opera caps off its season this weekend with the popular tragic opera Madame Butterfly. Meet the woman behind the wig and makeup design for this production, Sue Sittko Schaefer.
November 9, 2010 - 11:32am
Singer-songwriter Jay Farrar will play a solo show at Phoenix Hill on
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 p.m. with opener Jessica Lea Mayfield. In an interview, he talks about what's coming up next.
Jay Farrar's band Uncle Tupelo (which also included Wilco's Jeff Tweedy) pretty much spawned the Alt-Country movement in the late 80s; in fact, so influential was their album No Depression that it became another name for this particular genre of American roots music. When Tweedy and Farrar went...
October 18, 2010 - 12:26pm
Kentucky native Chad Sloan takes the role of Belcore in Kentucky Opera's production of Donizetti's Elixir of Love. The baritone tells how he got his start in Kentucky's arts programs.
Performing the swaggering soldier-suitor Belcore in Gaetano Donizetti's charming comic opera, Elixir of Love (L'Elisir d'amore), Kentucky native Chad Sloan will take the stage for this Friday night's opening at the Brown Theater. This is Sloan's first time playing Belcore, but not the first time...
October 18, 2010 - 9:25am
Joe Pug is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter coming to Skull Alley on October 13. In this interview, he talks about his approach to songwriting and creating a fan base from the ground up.