Sail away with Styx

In the early ’70s, Styx became the first band to release four consecutive albums that went multi-platinum — and that’s before any of their real hits would come. The combination of the vocal stylings of original singer and power ballad icon Dennis DeYoung with the songwriting prowess of guitarist Tommy Shaw brought Styx to even greater heights in the years … read more

Parachute goes acoustic for FTC show

When they were in high school, the trio of Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums) and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) got together to form Parachute, a band that mixed classic pop, heartfelt rock and tuneful soul. The band released its debut album 10 years ago, debuting on the Billboard charts at No. 2, and over the past decade … read more

Twenty years of SOJA

It was more than 20 years ago that a group of high school students spent afternoons in a basement teaching each other how to play reggae music, and eventually, be good enough to play live in their hometown near Washington, D.C. SOJA’s singer/songwriter Jacob Hemphill leads the band, with Bobby Lee, Ryan Berty, Hellman Escorcia, Patrick O’Shea, Rafael Rodriguez, Ken … read more

End of an era: Band Together prepares for final show

After more than a decade of being one of the region’s most successful and popular fund-raising initiatives, Band Together is disbanding, but not before playing one final show on March 30 for the Center for Family Justice at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Over the 13 years it’s been in existence, Band Together built a legacy that includes raising $3.4 … read more

Finding the music with Unspoken

While Unspoken band members may have changed through the years, their musical inspiration has not. Unspoken combines hip-hop, soul, pop and folk to highlight both their struggles and gratitude, with a Christian influence. The band has had top hits on the American Christian charts. Unspoken will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, June 30. Brad Durrell recently spoke to … read more

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