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Chris Thile: From Nickel Creek To Lake Woebegon

Congratulations are in order for Chris Thile. Word came out to name that Thile will be replacing Garrison Keillor as the host of A Prairie Home Companion after Keillor retires in 2016. It’s not like Thile isn’t busy enough already. … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 19-26 (The Nickel Creek/Canned Heat edition)

Where can you find this week’s recommended shows:  at hotels (and the Hotel Café), a legit theater, an old church, a museum, a guitar store (McCabe’s, of course) and the Rancho Santa Susanna Park. I’m probably missing something and there … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 11-16 (The Benmont Tench/Engelbert Humperdinck Edition)

Valentine’s Day week holds a bouquet of shows to love (okay, I couldn’t resist that wordplay). The offerings include longtime stars (like Sting, Clint Black, Boz Scaggs and Paul Simon), disappointing cancellations (Jeremy Spencer, Dan Hicks), cult heroes (Bettye LaVette) … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 16-23 (The Kershaw, Kweskin, Krall edition)

I was looking for a theme for this week and the best I could come up with is: too much of a good thing. There are multiple shows every night this week. Free Energy residency at the Echo starts this … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 6-12 (The Nickel Creek Non-Reunion edition)

This week’s shows answers the questions (if vaguely) where will Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins and Chris Thile do while in L.A. May 9-10 and answers the question – if indirectly – what is Ione Skye up to Tuesday finds a … Continue reading

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Sara Watkins on the L.A. Bluegrass Situation

The beginning of May marks a special and busy time for Sara Watkins. On May 3, Sara and her brother Sean orchestrated another of their Watkins Family Hour shows that was part of the L.A. Bluegrass Situation at Los Angeles’s … Continue reading

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Discovering: Joy Kills Sorrow at the Bootleg Theatre, Jan. 18, 2012

When the Joy Kills Sorrow disc arrived last year, I didn’t know what to expect. The name conjured up a dark rock band to me. Maybe a Mark Lanegan side project. I was delighted with what I actually heard – … Continue reading

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