The Knox Music Club of Anniston, later known as the Knox Concert Series, presented its very first concert in the old Anniston High School auditorium at 17th Street and Leighton Avenue in April 1946. The featured artist was pianist Stanley Fletcher playing the works of Frederic Chopin.

The War and Treaty is the husband-and-wife musical team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount, with heavy roots in R&B, soul and old-fashioned gospel stomp. I interviewed them in 2019 and wanted to catch up before their tour date in Huntsville on Oct. 16.

Toad the Wet Sprocket issued two well-regarded college radio albums in 1989 and 1990. They were able to tour and eke out a respectable existence. Their 1992 third album, “Fear,” would catapult them to world stardom. The singles “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean” were the vehicles to break …

The change in the weather brings a change in the number of art events, it seems. Jacksonville State University’s David L. Walters Music Department, the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, and Oxford Performing Arts Center are offering a healthy dose of music programs and speaker prese…

Songwriter, pianist and singer Tim McDonald is known for his preference for country music, but he enjoys writing for and performing many genres. He is from Virginia but he has many contacts in Alabama, particularly in Calhoun County.

Bailey Coats is a name I ran across from time to time while covering music in the state of Alabama. That’s testament to her yeoman’s approach to touring and releasing new music from Birmingham. She has a new project rolling out, and I’m pleased that I finally got a chance to speak with her. …

I’ve always been a proponent of local bands. I’m particularly biased toward Stadium Drive, a power trio based in Alexandria. Their singer and guitarist ensures that every light in my house stays on and that my living room continually looks like a Guitar Center grew roots therein. 

Tribute bands play an important role in live entertainment. True practitioners turn ghosts into heroes again and songs into memories for crowds and individuals alike. The musicians have honed their craft with pitch-perfect blends and faithfully executed harmonies. The crowd is transfixed and…

There’s an awakening of the earth’s beauty this month with bright blooms that you can’t help but notice. Notice, too, that a few arts groups, including Cheaha Creative Arts and the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, celebrate a rebirth that results in new attractions and opportunities for the public.

The bleakest winter can turn into the most vibrant spring, as it was stated in an article in Guidepost magazine in July. By the same token, the 2018 tornados that hit Jacksonville and buildings on the JSU campus did drastic damage, but there is a happy ending to that story.