For the past 20 years, Indiana roots-rocker Rusty Bladen has made his living playing shows between Indianapolis and Louisville. He … Continue reading Indiana Music: Catching up with Rusty Bladen
Madison’s roots-rocker Rusty Bladen is a finalist in a prestigious songwriting contest and will travel to Wilkesboro, North Carolina to … Continue reading Indiana Music: Rusty Bladen finalist in Merlefest songwriting contest
At Rockforward, we live right in the middle of Indiana, and fan our reach outward from Indianapolis. Here’s the best of what we heard this year from (mostly) Hoosier roots-rock artists.
2010 Local Roots Rock/Americana Album of the Year
Cara Jean Wahlers/”Goodnight Charlotte” – How did this quiet, intelligent, duet-like release from an acoustic guitar player and cello player get to the top of my roots-rock/Americana list full of worthy candidates? Especially coming from a guy (me) who unabashedly enjoys the gritty side of loud guitars, drums and a sweet Hammond B-3? It happened because this is a deserving place for “Goodnight Charlotte”, as Wahlers’ and Grover Parido’s cello quietly cuts into your heart with hauntingly beautiful music and lyrics that evoke black and white movies. Continue reading “Best of Indiana: Roots-Rock in 2010”
A pair of outstanding Americana musical evenings for our Southern Indiana readership…. On Friday night (Sept. 24), Scott Kellogg hosts … Continue reading Indiana Music: Album Release from Scott Kellogg; Rusty Bladen and Duke Tumatoe at Winefest
Virginia roots band Folk Soul Revival hits Spencer’s Stadium Tavern on Saturday, July 31. The band is making their Indiana … Continue reading Folk Soul Revival, Rusty Bladen hit Indy; Zac Brown Band announces album release date