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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.

The Band Mate

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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Gus Moon: A Traveler’s Tale

by Patrick Barcus photos by Brittney Way, Jennifer Taylor, and Joe Augustin It’s 5:30 in the evening in early April and Gus Moon is sitting at my kitchen counter watching out the window as the weather changes with the speed of a time lapse film. It was hailing when he …

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Wabash Valley Honors Area Musicians

by Mark Wright photos by Deb Hadley The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 15 new members on Sunday, March 13, with a rousing party at the Terre Haute Zorah Shrine Temple.  An estimated 400-500 people attended the event, which ran from noon to about 7:00 p.m. Attendees were …

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McMillin, Loya, and White Performing Wednesday at DePauw

press release by Ronald Dye Editor’s Note:  Next month, National Road Magazine will run features on both David McMillin and his band, Fort Frances, as well as an accompanying feature on local band Gus Moon in anticipation of their joint performance at the Hi-Fi in Indianapolis’ Fountain Square District in …

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Alex Dezen’s Gracefully Narrated Biography

by Cory Huffman photos by Mike Dunn of Rust and Rebel On February 12, 2016, Alex Dezen (founder, frontman and chief songsmith for the Brooklyn-bred four-piece The Damnwells) readily jumped into his next musical chapter by issuing his first full-length solo set, a properly titular, genuinely personal, 10-track self-portrait of …

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Friday Photo Blog: Indy’s Women on the Stage

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 places in-between. For this selection of …

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Arrivals: Stephen Kellogg is Worth Your Time

Married to his high school sweetheart and devoted to his four daughters, singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg stands as evidence that the musician vs family conflict is little more than a lazy stereotype.  Kellogg, who will appear at the Hi-Fi in Indy’s Fountain Square District next Tuesday night, brings two decades of …

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A Shared Human Experience

DePauw Music Professor Eric Edberg shares his love of the cello with anyone who will listen.  And many of us do.  Not just because he’s good, but because his music draws something out of us which we’ve kept locked away. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Jiawei Fang Ten minutes into …

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A Regular Mountain Man

After nearly a decade playing bass in the Bloomington scene, Glenn Myers now finds himself touring nationally with the dynamic act Diane Coffee.  Yet despite his great success, Myers remains the same humble, grounded man he has always been. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Diane Coffee Watch Diane Coffee’s …

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A Man of Two Worlds

Raised on the southern edge of the Midwest and the northern border of the South…a hometown boy who is often on the  road…Jeffersonville’s Nick Dittmeier and his band, the Sawdusters, release their first full length album tomorrow.  It’s a product of years of work.  Much like the man himself–a man …

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