Josh Ritter brings new passion to the stage at The Jefferson on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is on the road again after the release of his eighth studio album, Sermon on the Rocks, which has received a considerable amount of praise. It marks a transformation for Ritter, who, according to Rolling Stone, is “fully reimagining his own art while still holding close to what’s always made him special.” In […]

Michael Joseph Harris fronts two bands, Hot Club and Ultrafaux for an evening of gypsy jazz at the Garage. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Hot Club and Ultrafaux

Made popular in the 1930s and ’40s, gypsy jazz is in the middle of a renaissance, and Baltimore’s Michael Joseph Harris (left) is bringing it to the stage in two formations. His traditional band, Hot Club, relies on the classic repertoire, while Ultrafaux is guided by modern inspirations and original compositions and brings in the […]

Charlottesville native Carl Anderson built his reputation as a widely respected singer-songwriter before following his heart to Nashville. Photo: Publicity photo

Carl Anderson plays Charlottesville with familiar company

Countrified singer-songwriter Carl Anderson no longer calls Charlottesville home. He’s not planning to record his next album locally at White Star Sound, like he did his first one. And he no longer tours with a hometown band behind him. But for one night, he’ll make an exception. When Anderson takes the stage at The Southern […]