Local Bands

Band spotlight: The Vaguely Familiar Acoustic Guitar Duo

What is the band’s name and how did it get that name?


Woodstock festival jazzes up the Square

Take some jazz, a bit of pop and funk and gypsify it.


Woodstock Folk Festival schedule of events

WHEN: 12:30 to 6 p.m. July 20


Truth in song: Magic of words and music inspires Woodstock Folk Festival honoree

Andrew Calhoun sees the Woodstock Folk Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award as sort of a promissory note for future projects.


'American Idol's' Lee DeWyze takes the Ribfest stage

“American Idol” isn’t the only television program to feature Lee DeWyze’s music.


Keifer's Cinderella stories

Unlike the hit song he wrote for Cinderella, Tom Keifer knew what he got even before it was gone – or on hiatus.


Festival combines camping, creek and bluegrass music

It’s become known as a festival with character.


Reason to keep rockin'

A young college student when his band Head East took off, Roger Boyd took what he likes to call a hard rock sabbatical.


Diamond Dad: Head of Neil Diamond tribute band is all about family, on stage and off

You'd think Denny Diamond's voice would make him stand out in a crowd.


Rock star quest: 11-year-old performs in Fox River Grove

A few years back, 11-year-old Andre Reilly grabbed a guitar and started playing along with a Led Zeppelin record.


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