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    CEDAR RAPIDS | Since forming in 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released eight studio albums, fast earning them a reputation for the tight, diverse sound they’ve dubbed “New Orleans gypsy brass circus rock.”

      CEDAR RAPIDS | Chris “Critter” Eldridge of The Punch Brothers has teamed up with Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Julian Lage for a four-track EP, "Close To Picture," and will bring their pre-bop swing and bluegrass flash to Cedar Rapids' CSPS Hall.

        CEDAR RAPIDS | Spend the day rockin' for a cause on May 17 at Jules Bar in Cedar Rapids.

          IOWA CITY | The San Francisco-based Ghost Western duo, Callow, will play at Gabe's in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 29.

            With the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music, the Jeremy Kittel Band consistently captivates audiences around the world. Jeremy is joined by some of the most dynamic young performers on the American acoustic music scene – the four…

            Casting Crowns’ Thrive Tour is hitting the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, April 10. The band released its seventh studio album, "Thrive" in January, followed closely by a book written by frontman Mark Hall, “Thrive -- Digging Deep, Reaching Out.”

            Texas-based fiddler, singer and songwriter Carrie Rodriguez will bring her southern charm to CSPS in Cedar Rapids on Feb. 18.

            Mànran are the hottest new band on the Scottish music scene, combining driving accordion, fiddle, Highland pipes, Uilleann pipes and wooden flute, with powerful songs in English and Gaelic, all underpinned by rocking drums and bass.

            Runa's music is both enigmatic --- their name means "mystery" in Celtic --- and lively with lush vocals and sweet harmonies that contrast with stark soundscapes. Raucous step-dancing, driving rhythms and virtuoso violin performances abound.

            Colorado-based, South Africa-born Gregory Alan Isakov "makes quietly lush, deeply vibrant music more rooted in the starry night sky than any terrestrial locale," said Paste Magazine. After his family immigrated to the U.S. in opposition to apartheid, Isakov was reared on his parents' music c…

            Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Alasdair Roberts neatly bridges traditional Celtic and cutting-edge freak-folk. A favorite of Drag City label-mates Joanna Newsom and Will Oldham, Roberts got one hipster Pitchfork reviewer to yearn for life in "a cozy little cottage in the countryside, s…

            Merle Haggard. Yes, the Merle Haggard. The country music legend poet of the common man is coming to the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids.


            Hey Marseilles first won hearts with its 2010 debut To Travels and Trunks, an album that reveled in the inspiration of tram crushes and world travel.

            The legacy of late Cajun fiddler Dewey Balfa continues through the music of his daughter Christine and her band Balfa Toujours. The group combines the classic acoustic bayou sound with full-on enthusiasm and front-porch intimacy. Christine grew up playing triangle with her father and absorbe…

            A Celtic-based explosion of blues, funk and rock, Toronto’s Enter the Haggis darts effortlessly from the trad strains of The Chieftains and The Pogues, to the frenetic pop of early Elvis Costello. The live show is a musical feast -- visual, viscerally dynamic, emotionally uplifting and intel…

            Less and less known as the son of Clint Eastwood and more as a crack jazz player and bandleader at the top of his game, Kyle Eastwood is a virtuoso jazz bassist and a sought-after composer with a keen ear for great tunes. 

            Tracy Grammer will play a concert in celebration of the release of Joy My Love, an EP of five previously unreleased Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer songs. This special limited edition CD will be sold exclusively at live shows, while supplies last. The EP is also available on iTunes and at ww…

            Wise, tender, brilliant and biting, Ellis Paul marks in melodies and poems where we’ve been and where we might go if we so choose.

            For the uninitiated, it can get a little confusing: Stevie is the girl, and Lindsey’s the guy.

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