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Category: Americana
September 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Old Crow Medicine Show brings boozy, charming string sound to Paramount

Old Crow Medicine Show has its signature hit, “Wagon Wheel,” but there’s much more to the Nashville string band, which stops by Seattle Friday. Its latest album, “Remedy,” is a boozy, charming collection of songs that confirm the band members’ songwriting chops even as they continue to modernize their sound. Highlights include the silly humor of “Brushy…

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August 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Bob Dylan and His Band coming to the Paramount Theatre

Bob Dylan will perform Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Bob Dylan will perform Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Bob Dylan and His Band will perform for three nights Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 5 at LiveNation.com, STGPresents.org, or by phone 877-784-4849. Prices have yet to be announced.

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July 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Timber! Festival off to a soggy but inspiring start | Concert review

The Timber! Outdoor Music Festival got off to a soggy start Thursday, but by the time Seattle artist Benjamin Verdoes started playing at around 8:30 p.m., it was dry and Tolt-MacDonald Park had started filling up. Now in its second year, Timber! aims to attract a different sort of crowd than most festivals by encouraging attendees…

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Comments | More in Americana, Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: Charles Bradley, Damien Jurado, Horse Feathers

July 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM

More free tickets! Lucinda Williams and Josh Ritter

Love singer-songwriters Josh Ritter and Lucinda Williams? So do we. That’s why we’re giving away free tickets to both shows at ZooTunes. Ritter plays Wednesday, July 30; Williams, Thursday, July 31. Please go to our Facebook page to find out how you can win! Click here for tickets to Lucinda Click here for tickets to Josh Have fun out…

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June 6, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Sweet harmonies and stripped-down folk| Concert preview

American folk rock is reaching another apex thanks to bands like The Lumineers and Seattle’s The Head and the Heart scoring big hits with anthemic songs with radio-friendly, pop-driven hooks.

While they may not peddle music as readily accessible as some of their peers, The Milk Carton Kids — who swing through the Neptune Theatre on Wednesday, June 11 — have benefited from the genre’s recent commercial success.

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June 3, 2014 at 5:31 AM

LP has a future with ‘Forever For Now’ |New recordings

LP, ‘Forever For Now’ (Warner Bros) Somewhere, probably, you’ve already heard LP’s music. “Into the Wild,” from her new “Forever For Now,” has been on a Citibank ad already, and LP (born Laura Pergolizzi) has also penned songs for Rihanna and Christina Aguilera. On her impressive major label debut, LP creates anthem-like pop, often using old-timey Americana…

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Comments | More in Americana, Rock/Pop | Topics: Forever For Now, Into the Wild, LP

June 1, 2014 at 8:07 PM

James Taylor performs at the Key — and how sweet it is

By Paul de Barros / Seattle Times music critic For nearly three hours Saturday night, James Taylor transformed the sprawling KeyArena into an intimate living room. Chatty and relaxed in sport coat and jeans, the 66-year-old, bald-pated singer-songwriter delivered an expertly paced show, mixing old and new, familiar and unfamiliar, vocals and instrumental jams. He even signed…

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