Music

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

The Healing Power of Jazz

How a Friday night in Indy’s remodeled Jazz Kitchen helped me bring much needed closure to a lot of emotional darkness. Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of National Road Magazine, the NRM staff, nor any members of the …

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #2

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  Yet another is a college …

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #3

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  Yet another is a college …

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #4

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  Yet another is a college …

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #5

What wins over so many of us when it comes to “Bad and Better Angels,” however, is the song’s perfect balance of melody and lyricism.  As we tap along to that deceptively happy beat, we listen carefully to a message that reminds us that we are all heathens.  All of us flawed souls desperately looking for even more flawed souls so that we can call them out, and somehow feel better about ourselves.