Mike Mains’ new album branches out

If you scratch below the surface of catchy pop melodies, Mike Mains & The Branches bares its soul with deeply personal lyrics that resonate with the listener. The band brings its high energy and heartfelt performances to the Fairfield Theatre Company on March 27. Mike Mains spoke with Andrea Valluzzo about the show. Andrea Valluzzo: What can the audience expect? … read more

Origins of the Marshall Tucker Band

One of the Marshall Tucker Band’s first of many big hits, “Can’t You See,” penned by original member Toy Caldwell, helped launch the band from it’s Spartanburg, S.C., home base to the national charts. Over the decades, and with hits like “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Take the Highway,” the band has earned southern rock superstar status. Lead … read more

Crystal Bowersox forges her own path

Crystal Bowersox, who came to prominence as the runner-up in the ninth American Idol season in 2010, will bring her rock-folk music blend to the Fairfield Theatre Company on March 13. Bowersox was born in Ohio, now lives in Nashville with her 10-year-old son, and overcame much adversity to pursue her career, including a challenging childhood, a diagnosis of Type … read more