“Backup Plan” isn’t just one of the first singles from Girl Named Tom. It also describes the path traveled by the sibling folk trio. Vocalist-guitarists Caleb Liechty, 27, Joshua Liechty, 24, and Bekah Liechty, 22, each decided to attend medical school.
It’ll be a sort of homecoming for Katharine Paul, aka Black Belt Eagle Scout, when she returns to Spokane. The singer-songwriter, who grew up an hour north of Seattle in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, spent considerable time throughout her childhood visiting relatives in Spokane and Colville.
The superstar duo will join forces for the first time during the ceremony, which will take place May 11 at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, the academy confirmed Wednesday. The show will stream live on Amazon Prime Video starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
After performing in front of an enthusiastic capacity crowd at the Knitting Factory in February 2020, Alter Bridge vocalist-guitarist Myles Kennedy was thinking about the back end of his band’s ill-fated tour.
The lack of time is the only downside for Jeremy Camp’s return to Spokane. Since Camp, who will perform Sunday at the Spokane Arena, is headlining the annual Winter Jam tour, which features seven recording artists, his set is shorter than usual.
It’s not a reference to Philadelphia, Mississippi, a town of about 7,000 people northeast of Jackson. There’s not a comma missing in “Philadelphia Mississippi,” the name of G. Love & Special Sauce’s latest album. Instead, it’s referring to two influences.
Two years after being momentarily shunned by the music industry — but not most listeners — for using racist language, pop-country singer Morgan Wallen has another blockbuster album on his hands: “One Thing at a Time,” his third LP, debuts at No. 1 this week on the Billboard chart with the largest sales of the year so far.
A number of tremendous albums have been inspired by the death of bandmates, family and/or friends. Neil Young’s brilliant “Tonight’s the Night,” Arcade Fire’s breakthrough release “Funeral” and the Flaming Lips’ classic “The Soft Bulletin” were each triggered by the loss of loved ones.
The great themes of human suffering and the struggle to escape it through religious or political means have inspired many composers to write works that call for massive performance forces, including augmented orchestras, vocal and instrumental soloists and choruses. One thinks, for example, of the requiems of Verdi and Berlioz, Beethoven’s ninth symphony and Missa Solemnis.