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Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

David Spelman backstage with Daniel Lanois at Ellnora 2013.

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2015

Stretching back to the 16th century, the guitar has evolved as much as the timeline of human history. Originating from what was once called a long-neck lute, today’s modern counterpart has developed into the backbone of all musical genres. Music lovers can continue to celebrate this diversity and evolution o...

Rumpke Mountain Boys to bring bluegrass-rock performance to Canopy Club

By Declan Harty

December 5, 2013

A constant changing of band members is a signal of creative hardship for most musicians; the Rumpke Mountain Boys, however, used it to find a steady group dynamic. The Rumpke Mountain Boys have found the right mixture of personalities for a concrete group. Now in their third year together, the four Rump...