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Playing it fast and loud, Greensky Bluegrass turns the tables on the genre’s traditional approach at the Jefferson. “I think a big chunk of multiple generations sort of stumbled on bluegrass…through Jerry Garcia,” said dobro player Anders Beck. Photo credit: Chris Monoghan

Greensky Bluegrass looks to break barriers with modern approach

The contentious divide between traditional bluegrass and progressive bluegrass is manufactured, according to Anders Beck, dobro virtuoso for the dogged newgrass outfit Greensky Bluegrass. “I feel like that argument is more perpetuated by people that just want to talk about it than people who really feel that way,” Beck told C-VILLE Weekly. “It’s almost like […]

ARTS Pick: Shawn Colvin with Steve Earle

Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin brings sunny dispositions home in “Songs and Stories, Together Onstage,” a special duet performance with neo-country pioneer Steve Earle. The two songwriters sing, strum, and spin tales from their own catalogues and other classic hits. Collectively, the two have over 50 years experience in the music industry and have released over 20 […]

Accomplished singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester led a low-key lifestyle before losing his battle with cancer this spring. “I’d rather just hang in there all the time with good music, slow and steady, and share it, rather than set the world on fire all at once,” he told Rolling Stone magazine in 1970. Winchester’s final album was released on September 16. Publicity photo

Charlottesville resident Jesse Winchester’s last waltz

“I’m dying to find Him, but dying’s my fear. Is there perfection? Will there be pain? Will I see mom and dad again?” With a weathered voice, steeped in the honest emotion of a man facing his mortality, Jesse Winchester seeks answers from his Maker during these poignant lines in the song “Just So Much.” […]