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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.

Friday Photo Blog: DoitIndy Radio Hour

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National Road Magazine’s Friday Photo Blog returns with a lengthy collection by frequent contributor Tim McLaughlin.  Once again, McLaughlin demonstrates his adept eye for the stage profiling some of the amazing talent which plays in the Hoosier state’s capital city. photos and copy by Tim McLaughlin On Saturday October 22, ...

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One With The World

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Pages, War Radio’s second full-length album, showcases The Putnam Four’s sophisticated studio sound, a strong philosophical voice, and the technical mastery we’ve always expected from them. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Drew Cooper courtesy of War Radio My favorite moment in Siddhartha, Herman Hesse’s masterwork recounting the life of the ...

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Friday Photo Blog: Virginia Avenue Folk Festival

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by Tim McLaughlin Hapless Guitar Photography Indianapolis is the Crossroads of America, and this is no more true than in music.  With music venues from the larger Vogue Theater to the smaller Melody Inn, music plays from Zionsville to spots such as Broad Ripple, Downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square and many ...

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Weekend Feature: Have Faith in Me

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DePauw University senior Issac Loya, originally from the Rio Grande Valley, began his collegiate journey as a freshman football player in 2004. Twelve years later the 30-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist shares his story of setback followed by triumph.  by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle You could say that what happened to ...

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Turn the Record Over

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Like many early 30-somethings, National Road Magazine’s Cory Huffman grew up listening to the music of his parents’ generation.  In this editorial, Huffman discusses the cultural vacuum created by the absence of equally worthy musical acts which should have defined his own age group. I was born in 1983 to ...

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Under the Lights in Fountain Square

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by Tim McLaughin Hapless Guitar Photography Indianapolis is the Crossroads of America, and this is no more true than in music.  With its music venues from the large, The Vogue Theater to the small, Melody Inn, venues exist from Zionsville, Broad Ripple, Downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square and many places in-between. ...

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The Band Mate

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As front man for his Chicago-based act Fort Frances, David McMillin takes on the duties of songwriting and lead vocals.  But what his band-mates add is a musical dimension he cannot create on his own.  As much as he enjoys his solo work, it’s that time with the band which ...

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