11/21/2014 -- Cary Street Cafe is available for holiday parties on Monday evenings throughout December, or even January. The club provides food, beverages, karaoke, or a live band. Contact Robyn cat 353-7445.
Cary Street Cafe has decided not to host Saturday afternoon bands such as King Solomon's Marbles afterall in 2015.
Martini's Bubble Bar has closed.
Cary Street Cafe will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.
11/1/14 -- Wrenn Mangum fans will have to travel to Fredericksburg (Amy's Cafe), Providence Forge (Patsy's Diner), Yorktown (Cactus Steakhouse) and Lynchburg (Spring House) to see him in November. They are looking for a Richmond club to host a show on a regular basis.
10/25/14 -- Kickstarter backers helped Samson Trinh surpass his goal with 113 percent funded for a Christmas project album and TV special. The Upper East End Big Band receives $9,200 after deductions from Kickstarter and Amazon, which they intend to spend on recording, mixing, mastering, and paying 26 musicians. They now need to reach a Stretch Goal to purchase song rights, photography, filming, album artwork, and t-shirts.
10/18/14 -- Since moving to Nashville, Dean Fields has played with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Alison Krauss at the Buckleup Fest. His songs have been recorded by Lori McKenna and performed by Billy Currington. He's been featured on Nashville's Lightning 100 radio and concert series.
9/10/2014 -- Carbon Leaf has re-recorded and released 2004's "Indian Summer" as "Indian Summer Revisited," adding an acoustic element. They launched a nationwide tour in September beginning in Charlottesville and ending in Miami on Jan. 24, 2015.
RVA Big Band plays Balliceaux every Monday night at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Harrison Deane replaces Grinnin' Barrett as the Thursday 4-7 p.m. entertainment at Cary Street Cafe.
Clay Spokes Duo every Monday, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.
The Trongone Band plays Thursdays at 10 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe.
Old-Time Jam with Tripp and Jenny Johnson is every Sunday, 3-5 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.
Dave Shiftlet & Friends play acoustic every Tuesday night, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.
Doug Fisher Acoustic is Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.
Latin funk band Hot Sweet Like plays the Tobacco Company every Friday from 5-7:30 p.m.
There is a Richmond Music Journal group page on Facebook where you all can join and post your own photos and gigs. There's many photos posted there that I've taken over the years or people gave to me. I don't "friend" musicians I only know through the Journal on my regular Facebook page because that's for the life I'm living now, but feel free to remember old times on the group page, and don't feel insulted if I don't friend you. Unless we spent a lot of time together at some point, I probably will not. But you can follow me on Twitter all you want: www.twitter.com/MarianeMatera, although you will be bored. I don't talk about music there.
The Richmond Music Journal is owned and operated by Mariane Matera since November 1993. The print version of the Journal, a monthly newspaper, was published from November 1993 to Spring 2005. Copyright Gypsy Publishing 1993.