Matchbox Twenty sounded very much like … Matchbox Twenty.
The band had moments of bliss last night – searing guitar, vocal harmonies between Tedeschi and backing/occasional lead vocalist Mike Mattison and a big, brassy backing band.
The concert was both somber and inspiring. While it was underwhelming in some ways, it delivered in many others.
“Live music uplifts, not depresses. Live music heals, not harms. Live music unifies, not separates. The next time you get a chance, go see some live music. It’s good for you, and it’s good for us.”
I have used many mental metrics to determine my favorite albums of a year in the past.
The Lumineers have turned themselves into something sturdy, if not flashy, and big, even when they attempt to be small.
The Roots Festival feels very much a part of the fabric of Fayetteville, and this city feels like a really nice home for the festival.
Some of this kind of magic – and magic is the only word I know for it – comes from the nature of festivals. There are musicians in town, and they have time on their hands between sets.
A recap of some of the highlights from Friday night’s performances at the Fayetteville Roots Festival.
Meghan Trainor, through it all, remains … young, someone still growing up, figuring it out. And if we give her credit for one thing at all, it’s that she’s honest and open and real.
Some artists need an entire bag of tricks and lights and various distracting accoutrements. Chris Stapleton only needed his voice and a guitar.
A little nerd rock is good for the soul.
We knew the name of the theme of Tuesday night’s concert before the first note of the sold-out show was played.
Goulding made quite the contrast to a concert at the same venue the night before.
Aldean’s star is rising and his universe is expanding.