Album reviews: Caitlin Canty, Justin Townes Earle, Guster

Album reviews: Caitlin Canty, Justin Townes Earle, Guster

Caitlin Canty Reckless Skyline/Self-released Caitlin Canty is one of the most beguiling singer-songwriters around, and Reckless Skyline is the latest evidence that she is a cut above the rest. Her songs run the gamut from hard luck tales of life going sideways (“Enough About Hard Times”) to looking for love in the arms of a […]

Catch the blissful wave of guitar-driven melody provided by the crowd-pleasing Dr. Dog at the Jefferson on Saturday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Dr. Dog

Led by childhood friends Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken, Dr. Dog spent years on the road polishing and perfecting its intellectual pop rock sound defined by four-part vocal harmonies and poetic lyrics. Repeated tour stops in Charlottesville made the band a local favorite early in its career. “I think the last time we played here, […]

The raucous, unstoppable Adia Victoria broke through an isolated childhood by writing songs for her cat. She plays the Tea Bazaar on Saturday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Adia Victoria

Young blues musician Adia Victoria is a self-proclaimed “back porch blues, swamp cat lady, howlin’ at the moon.” Born in South Carolina and currently based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Victoria sings about the South in a soft, sweet tone, but she can turn suddenly by cranking up the energy, stomping her feet and wailing through […]