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Singers, songwriters, instrumentalists. Whether they are from here or have traveled here, Middle Indiana is always putting great talent our its stages.

Conversations: Bridge 19

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Tyler Zoller When Bridge 19’s Audrey Cecil spoke of the deep layers of musical talent in the Greater Louisville area, she modestly spoke about all the other bands with whom she shares time on stage.  Of course, she easily could have spoken of herself and ...

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Conversations: The Hammer and the Hatchet

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Jules Dunlap Photography It began with a date.  Not the expensive dinner tucked into some urban first-floor chophouse smothered by a dozen floors of overpriced living space.  No, this date went down like a lot of intimate evenings in the wooded confines of Brown County.  ...

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Keeping it Real: Bigfoot Yancey’s Hills

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Bigfoot Yancey’s first full-length album is a collection of well-crafted tunes demonstrating solid musical skill and sound poetic judgment.  But most importantly, it’s unpretentious, moving, and a hell of a lot of fun. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Bigfoot Yancey Ten minutes before stepping onto Wasser Brewing Company’s stage ...

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The Listening Room Returns to Greencastle

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Two decades ago I discovered the listening room.  I wasn’t there, of course.  At that time I wasn’t even following music.  This was the early ‘90s.  I was a young high school English teacher in northern Indiana, hell-bent on compensating for my lack of “jockiness” as a student by ramping ...

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Brian Dolzani: At the Edge of the Shore

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Brian Dolzani’s life on the road embodies the transitioning of a young man tortured by the early death of his father into an experienced musician finding peace and thriving as an artist. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Josh Wool and Brian Dolzani In Lord of the Flies William Golding’s protagonist, ...

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Conversations: Chris Dollar

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Garrett J. Poortinga, Green Hat Media LLC 2017 At their peak, Bloomington’s New Old Calvary, a traditional bluegrass band with creative, nontraditional elements were touring the Midwest and putting out recorded music hand-over-fist.  In the middle of it was Chris Dollar.  Last year he released ...

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Coming Home: Will Scott’s Personal Journey

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After more than a decade establishing himself in New York City, Hoosier native Will Scott came home to care for his ailing father.  In the process he is gradually establishing himself as one of the most vocally competent and technically sound singer-guitarists in Central Indiana. by Donovan Wheeler photos by ...

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Bands You Need to Hear: Alex Dezen

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Early last year Alex Dezen, former front man and founder of the Brooklyn based,The Damnwells, released his self-titled solo album. A catchy, lyrically honest and diverse debut that captured Dezen’s artistic ability to sing stories that we all can point to and say, “I remember a time like that.” Written ...

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