Saturday, December 11, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
By ERIC SCHELKOPF
Local musicians Noah Gabriel and Ryan Carney provided a night of many memorable moments during their Nov. 12 show at Brother Chimp Brewing in North Aurora. Gabriel is a singer-songwriter who writes honest, heartfelt songs. And Carney and his cello helped to wrap his songs in another emotional layer. That was most evident on songs like "Powder Blue," which Carney helped send into the atmosphere with his riveting finger work. Gabriel and Carney also provided innovative versions of songs like "Black Hole Sun" and "All Along the Watchtower." Let's hope we will see more collaborations between the two, both on stage and in the studio.
Monday, September 6, 2021
With a little help from my friends – fellow musicians pay tribute to the late musician Michael Heaton
|Dave Sills performs on Aug. 29 at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia as part of a tribute concert to the late musician Michael Heaton. || || |
A few of Michael Heaton's musician friends performed Aug. 29 at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia as part of a tribute concert to the late musician. The concert capped a fundraising effort by family, friends and fans to create a permanent plaque at the Peg Bond Center that will highlight Heaton's life, music and philanthropy, as well as create a Michael Heaton musical scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a local student.
The scholarship will provide the student with a new guitar and a year of guitar and songwriting lessons. Rick Cremer of North Aurora-based Cremer Guitarworks is supplying the guitars, and Jeff Matters of Music Matters School of Music in Batavia is providing the lessons. The scholarship will be managed by the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials to perform Saturday as part of grand-reopening concert at Mundy Park in downtown Aurora
|Photo by Andy Lyons|