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Category: Country
December 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Bluegrass and country alert — Hot Rize, Frankie Ballard play Neptune | Concert preview

The Neptune Theatre hosts all kinds of music, but bluegrass and country fans get twice their share next week, with the much-anticipated reunion of progressive bluegrassers Hot Rize (Wednesday, Dec. 10) and a close-up view of Nashville rising star Frankie Ballard (Saturday, Dec. 6).


Comments | More in Country, Folk | Topics: Concert Preview, Frankie Ballard, Hot Rize

October 2, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Macefield fest brings The Sonics, The Posies, THEESatisfaction and others to Ballard

A bastion of live-music tradition in a gentrifying city, Seattle’s tight-knit Ballard neighborhood is like a big house with different artists making different work in different rooms.

Fitting, then, that this weekend’s Macefield Music Festival honors the late Edith Macefield, a local musician and folk hero for refusing high-rise developers’ millions to stay put in her 100-year-old cottage. (Think the house in the 2009 Pixar film “Up.”)


Comments | Topics: Macefield Festival, Posies, The Sonics

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…


Comments | More in Americana, Country | Topics: "Wagon Wheel", Concert Preview, Old Crow Medicine Show

September 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Blake Shelton charms with hits, humor and a personal moment | Concert review

  Blake Shelton played the Tacoma Dome on Friday. (Joseph Llanes photo) With his ninth studio album due out in just over a week, Blake Shelton was feeling the passage of time Friday night at the Tacoma Dome. “Did you know I’ve been coming to Washington for 13 freaking years?” he asked, almost as if he couldn’t believe…


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September 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Florida Georgia Line start the party at the fair | Concert review

Florida Georgia Line -- Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley -- strike a pose at the Washington State Fair Monday, Sept. 15. (Lindsey Wasson)

Florida Georgia Line — Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley — strike a pose at the Washington State Fair. (Lindsey Wasson)

There are few country bands that possess the pop flair and down-home charm needed to ignite a party the way Florida Georgia Line did Monday, Sept. 15, at the Washington State Fair.


Comments | More in Country | Topics: "Cruise", "Here's to the Good Times", brian kelley

September 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

UPDATE: Keith Urban’s concert at Washington State Fair rescheduled

UPDATE: Keith Urban’s concert at the Washington State Fair has been rescheduled to next year, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Ticket holders for the 2014 Keith Urban concert can hold on to their tickets, which will be honored at next year’s show or return the ticket before Oct. 31, 2014 for a refund. For more…


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September 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Country stars Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line shine in Puyallup fair music lineup

Clay Walker kicks off the Washington State Fair concert season Friday. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Fair) Keith Urban brings his crystal-clear tenor to Puyallup on Saturday, Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Fair) If you think no state fair is complete without elephant ears, corn dogs and country music, you’re in luck. Some of the…


Comments | More in Country, Festivals | Topics: country, lineup, puyallup fair

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