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Bluegrass With Heart And Soul

Fans rank Alison Krauss and her band Union Station among the top bluegrass bands of the past 20 years.


Man In Black Is Back Johnny Cash Sang Fans’ Favorites With Ageless Enthusiasm

Johnny Cash’s recent comeback has shown audiences he has what it takes to explore musical roads untraveled. American Recordings photo


Good Vibrations The Concert In Sandpoint Proved Again That The Beach Boys Still Have What It Takes

The Beach Boys played at the Festival at Sandpoint on Thursday and will perform at The Gorge tonight.


Kathy Mattea Warms Fans With Her Voice Relaxed, Mellow Pace Blended With Silver Mountain Setting

Kathy Mattea brought her warm personality to her show Friday night at Silver Mountain.


Mile-High Sound John Denver Puts On A Memorable Shoe - No Preaching, Just Plain, Good Music

John Denver brought his Wildlife Concert to Riverfront Park on Sunday night, giving listners a perfect chance to sit back and listen to his gentle repertoire. Photo by Dan McComb/The …


Lollapalooza Serves Up A Great Time

1. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were a big hit with the Lollapalooza fams. 2. Sonic Youth vocalist and bass player Kim Gordon. The band played a great set at the …


Heck Of A Show Bonnie Raitt’s Stage Performance Is Worthy Of Role-Model Status - Rocking Talent And Wholesome Fun

Ego doesn’t seem to control Raitt. She openly pays tribute to those who have helped her, backed her up and provided music she obviously enjoys playing. Ken Settle photo.


Zombie Grabs Audience With Heavy Metal

White Zombie has everything it takes to breathe life back into a fading genre, heavy metal.


Dylan Gives Spokane Concertgoers A Night To Remember

Bob Dylan gave his Spokane fans a night to remember Wednesday in Riverfront Park. In a show that nearly was moved indoors because of wet, cool weather, Dylan kept the …


Drury Plays Heart And Soul For Ott

Margaret Saunders Ott was honored by a performance at The Met by Stephen Drury. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


R.E.M. Is Gutsy And Flawless Lead Singer Michael Stipe Brings An Exciting Freshness And Flamboyance To The Sold-Out Show

R.E.M. with lead singer Michael Stipe started their American tour in California on May 15. Sam Morris photo


Musical Poise Young Artist Award Winners Exude Confidence Performing Solos

Critic-at-large Greater Spokane Music and Allied Arts Festival Young Artist Awards Concert Wednesday, May 17, the Opera House The Young Artist Awards Concert of the 50th Annual Greater Spokane Music …


A ‘Hang On To Your Hat’ Performance Spokane String Quartet Took Bartok And Brahms To New Levels

Spokane String Quartet Sunday, May 14, at The Met The Spokane String Quartet performance Sunday was exciting. For those not in attendance, and for those who may not realize chamber …


Genuine Etheridge Rocker Enjoys Working The Audience Playing On Her High-Energy, High-Charm, High-Talent Personality

The Spokane Opera House rocked with the energy from Melissa Etheridge’s “All-American Girl.” Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Petty Keeps Cold, Wet Fans Entertained

Tom Petty brought his band to the Gorge. Ken Settle photo


An Evening Of Cray

Robert Cray barely took a break to breathe in Friday’s show. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Met Demands Much From Symphony

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Sunday, April 30, The Met The Spokane Symphony moved with the change of seasons Sunday afternoon at The Met. Conductor Fabio Mechetti assembled a springlike garland of …


An Evening Of Cajun Magic Bass To Fiddle To Guitar, Beausoleil Plays The Music That Keeps The Fans On Their Feet

Michael Doucet (left) is still the star of the Cajun band he started 20 years ago. BeauSoleil brought the sound of Louisiana to Spokane Thursday night. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The …


Tillis’ Talent Rings True Fans Were Treated To An Excellent Band And A Well-Received Country-Pop Repertoire

Pam Tillis received the Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year award this year.


Bridge Ensemble Spans Wide Range Of Styles

The Bridge Ensemble Friday, April 21, The Met The 2-year-old Bridge Ensemble linked three diverse musical styles in an outstanding concert at The Met Friday in the Spokane Chamber Music …


Trio Serve Up Many Flavors Of Christian Music

The Alltogether Tour Sunday, April 23, the Opera House Christian music fans were treated to a multitude of musical flavors at the Margaret Becker, Susan Ashton and Christine Dente concert …


Vince Gill Shares His Love Of Music ‘Gill Phenomenon’ Succeeds On Strength Of Performance Alone, Leaving Smoke And Light Shows To The Others

Vince Gill put on an outstanding performance in Pullman Thursday night.


Rory Block Pours Emotion Into Music, Audience

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Shoveljerk Packs House In Local Gig Black Happy Offshoot Meets High Expectations Of Fans

Shoveljerk Saturday, April 15, at Outback Jack’s Shoveljerk, the new Black Happy offshoot, played its maiden local show Saturday at Outback Jack’s but the new group hardly expected a sell-out …


Great Music Zephyr’s Performance Friday Night Tosses Dreary Stereotypes Of Chamber Music To The Wind

Peter Rejito, cello; Kendall Feeney, piano; James Schloepflin, clarinet, and Elisa Barston, violin, performed as Zephyr Friday night at The Met. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Fresh Energy Sets Predictable Program Apart

Violin soloist Elmar Oliveira. Henry Grossman photo


Schuller’s Ragged Side Conductor Shows Another Facet Of His Considerable Talent With Ragtime Concert

Spokane Symphony Sunday, April 2, at North Idaho College ‘The guy is just amazing.” That was the phrase I heard again and again Sunday. It came from professional musicians, students …


Guest Conductor And Pianist Excel

Piano soloist Ursula Oppens possesses a mighty intellect, a splendid technique and a great sense of style.


Guests Push The Sjo To New Heights

Spokane Jazz Orchestra Saturday, March 18, The Met It’s an ill wind that blows no one good, and when one McDougall stood in for the other Saturday night, the old …


Listeners Taken On Emotional Musical Journey

Spokane String Quartet Sunday, March 19, The Met Why would anyone give up a springy Sunday afternoon to listen to a depressing, despairing string quartet? Is it really more fun …