Chris Gray

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  • 4 years ago | Concerts

    Robert Plant raised a lot more than sand on that 2007 album with Alison Krauss, one of the very few Americana albums to go platinum since O Brother, Where Art Thou? He also raised five Grammys in February 2009 — Raising Sand was released too...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Dropkick Murphys are a familiar sight and sound at Boston-area sporting events. The Beantown bruisers have performed at several Bruins and Red Sox games, and those teams have adopted the band's "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" and "Tessie," respectivel...

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Compared to airbrushed, frosted-bang pretty boys like Rascal Flatts, Atlanta's Zac Brown Band looks like it came straight to Nashville from a bare-knuckled dustup with the Kentucky Headhunters. However, the strand of Southern rock Brown and cohort...

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Ever wondered what happened to '80s piano-man cheeseball Richard "Right Here Waiting" Marx? Well, he shared the 2003 "Song of the Year Grammy" for co-writing Luther Vandross' "Dance with My Father," and, perhaps even odder, co-wrote two songs with...

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Critical respect has been a long time coming for the Eagles, who didn't exactly help their cause much with last year's mediocre double disc, Long Road Out of Eden — which, despite (or maybe due to) being available only at Wal-Mart, wound up ...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Did music really used to be less complicated, or does it just seem that way? Maybe it's just that life used to be less complicated, and music is simply a mirror of its times. Or something like that. Whatever the case, Two Men With the Blues was re...