Author: Emily Williams

Concert Review: Don Felder and the Doobie Brothers in Alpharetta, GA

  In his 27 years with the Eagles, Don Felder almost never got to sing lead, but Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA he proved he has the chops to take center stage. In his nearly one-hour set opening for the Doobie brothers, he poked good-natured fun at his former bandmates as he played a string of their hits from the 70s, including “Already Gone” “Tequila Sunrise” and “Heartache Tonight.” His backing band featured musicians who have played for the likes of Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr and fellow Eagle Joe Walsh. “Fingers Felder” delivered faithful...

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An Interview with John McFee of the Doobie Brothers

After over 40 years on the road, The Doobie Brothers’ long train keeps running, bringing their mix of country harmonies, R&B bass and classic rock riffs to fans of all ages. The four-time Grammy winners released a new album last year, Southbound, which featured reworkings of old hits with some of the top artists in country music, including Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Last month, the band kicked off a nation-wide tour with Don Felder of the Eagles and will be performing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA Saturday, May 2. WVUA-FM had the...

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Old Crow Medicine Show Coming to Birmingham: An Interview with Critter Fuqua

Old Crow Medicine Show rose to fame in 2004 with their hit single “Wagon Wheel,” which grew out of an early Bob Dylan sketch modified by lead singer Ketch Secor. Their new album Remedy, released this July, features another Dylan fragment-turned-single “Sweet Amarillo.” Since their start in 1998 busking in New York, they’ve become regulars in the folk festival circuit, won a Grammy for “Best Long Form Music Video” and were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The seven-piece Americana-folk group will be playing the Alabama Theater in Birmingham on Friday night, with Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate...

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Voodoo Fest Coverage: Five of the Best Non-Headlining Acts

One part costume party, one part carnival, one part music festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is New Orleans’ favorite Halloween party. Held annually in New Orleans City Park, Voodoo goes beyond a concert into the realm of a supernatural ritual, with the tagline “Worship the Music.” The 15th annual festival featured headliners Outkast – celebrating their 20th anniversary, Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters; but included a diverse lineup of artists from Skrillex to Slayer. WVUA-FM attended Voodoo Fest this past Halloween weekend and experienced the ritual firsthand. An unseasonably cold Bayou wind swirled though the trees, dripping with...

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