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Leo Kottke and Keller Williams join forces for Shut the Folk Up and Listen at the Paramount on Friday. Photo: Publicity photos

ARTS Pick: Leo Kottke and Keller Williams

Georgia native Leo Kottke is something of a miracle in his profession—the musician endures partial hearing loss in both ears caused by separate incidents and suffers from tendinitis—yet, none of this prevented the guitarist from dedicating his life to music and rising to cult figure status in the folk world. Keller Williams, also known as […]

The Southern heats up with the high-energy jams of The Rondo Rigs on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Rondo Rigs

If you’re a fan of The Wood Brothers, you’ll rave about NOLA fiddle power trio The Rondo Rigs. Band members Eric Robertson, Duncan Wickel and Nicholas Falk have spent the latter half of the past year on tour while simultaneously creating their debut album of what the group calls ”greasy Southern blues and funk.” The […]

Bobby Read brings his jazz supergroup to The Ante Room for a CD release celebration on Thursday. Photo: Irene Young

ARTS Pick: Bobby Read

Charlottesville local Bobby Read has been playing, composing and producing music for the past 30 years in a diverse career that ranges from regular gigs at Miller’s to touring as Bruce Hornsby’s sax and winds player and composing soundtracks for the “National Geographic Explorer” TV series. The release of his jazz quintet’s newest CD, Saturn […]