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Brad Evans

George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60’s and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977,

A tight ensemble with a gospel-tinged, retro-soul garage sound complete with horns and a dynamic lead singer, Birmingham’s St. Paul & the Broken Bones’ stirring live shows quickly garnered them a fan following when the band was formed in 2011. Led by vocalist Paul Janeway, an impassioned soul singer with

If the love of music can follow a bloodline then you could say that writer & recording artist Brent Cobb was born to be a musician. In fact, so many members of Brent’s extended family have musical ability that he can’t really name them all. Music was not only in

Back City Woods is no newcomer to Macon’s music landscape. The high energy Southern bluegrass rock band released their first full length album, The Light.  The Dark.  The Dusk., this year and have been named Atlanta Braves Band of the Year 2013.  I spoke with lead singer, Daniel NeSmith, about

Tony Joe White reigns supreme as one of the true masters of get-down funky bluesy swamp rock music. The singer/songwriter/guitarist was born on July 23, 1943. He was the youngest of seven children who grew up on a cotton farm near Oak Grove, Louisiana. White first began performing music at

A native of Asheville, North Carolina, country singer/songwriter Luke Combs has been singing since he could walk, but did not start playing guitar until the summer after his junior year at Appalachian State University. He began playing shows shortly thereafter in January of 2012 and has been playing consistently ever

Interview by Andrea Marlowe Talk about living the dream, most of the members from The Weeks have been doing so since they were only15.  Don’t get me wrong, their budding success doesn’t come without a lot of hard work and an immense amount of drive.  The Mississippi boys, Cyle Barnes

Playing Bragg Jam at The Library Ball Room, 7PM-8PM Teetering on the faultline of different genres, Brave Baby is a band that is making waves in the Charleston, SC music scene.  Keon Masters (guitar/vocals), Wolfgang Zimmerman (drums/vocals), Christian Chidester (guitar/backup vocals), Jordan Hicks (bass), and Steven Walker (keyboard) released their sophomore

    Thursday 7/21 Chris Robinson Brotherhood COX CAPITOL THEATRE The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is touring in support of its latest release, Phosphorescent Harvest. Praised by Rolling Stone as “at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic,” it’s the band’s third long-playing album for Silver Arrow Records. Tickets for this

  By David Higdon National Geographic Traveler Editor-at-Large, Travel Journalist of the Year, director, and original “Brat Pack” member Andrew McCarthy took time from his busy directing schedule to share some insight into what life is like for this year’s Macon Film Festival special guest. Andrew will be at a