Phil Vassar, who has penned hits for Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina, among others, plays The Jefferson Theater Saturday, January 26.

ARTS Pick: Phil Vassar

With wistful country vocals propelling his chart-smashing hits, snatching hearts is Phil Vassar’s game. Before signing his own recording contract and landing 10 original songs at No. 1, Vassar penned hits for Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina, among others. His recent induction into the Virginia Music Hall of Fame is another step […]

The Charlie Ballantine Trio plays UVA's Brooks Hall this Sunday, January 27. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Charlie Ballantine Trio

Charlottesville Jazz Society kicks off its concert season with guitarist Charlie Ballantine and his trio. Ballantine’s music pays homage to his childhood in the Midwest through a unique melding of folk and jazz. Among his influences are some of the greatest jazz, rock, and pop musicians of the ’60s and ’70s, and his latest release, […]