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A Roots-and-Bluesy Montage

A Roots-and-Bluesy Montage

Roots n’ Blues n’ Barbecue is a spectacular event. Once there, it’s hard not to be immediately and totally swept into the warm, slightly-intoxicated, but incredibly happy chaos that is downtown Columbia. After leaving a night of sultry tones, smoky hues and grinning faces, Roots n’ Blues has a tendency to linger contentedly in the […]

A Saturday to remember

A Saturday to remember

I’m taking a break from my usual schedule and format to bring my experience yesterday at Roots n Blues to the Bearing News site. I…

Sights and sounds: end of a festival, end of a season

Sights and sounds: end of a festival, end of a season

As the week wound down, the fun had just begun downtown at the Roots n’ Blues n’ Barbecue  festival. Unique to Columbia, this festival harbored…

Rodriguez inspires audience with music and advice

Rodriguez inspires audience with music and advice

As one of the first few performances of the night, people had just begun to crowd around the stage in anticipation for the singer Rodriguez…

Finishing the evening right

I wait all year for one dish right outside of the Roots N’ Blues festival. It is Columbia’s favorite Jamaican place, The Jamaican Jerk Hut.…

Jumping the fence for Al Green

Jumping the fence for Al Green

I had been looking forward to seeing Al Green for months. His song “Let’s Stay Together” was the…

The art of mooching: Roots N Blues style

The art of mooching: Roots N Blues style

7,500 pennies. 300 quarters. 75 dollars. However you put it, a Roots N’ Blues N’ Bbq weekend pass…

Joe Lovano Us Five flies more than 7,000 miles to perform

Joe Lovano Us Five flies more than 7,000 miles to perform

Taiwan isn’t exactly the usual place for jazz music to thrive, but then again, Joe Lovano Us Five…

Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros trumps shady atmosphere

I could almost taste the perfection in the crisp autumn night as we elbowed and pushed our way…

The Flood Brothers’ music creates dancing scene in Flat Branch Park

In the heart of Flat Branch Park, the Flood Brothers played up a storm Friday night. Rock ‘N…