Florida Jam story - Oct. 11 issue of Florida Weekly
Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist/vocalist Dickey Betts scheduled the Florida Jam, with his band as headliner, for May 19 at Sunset Cove Ampitheater in Boca Raton, FL. When bad weather threatened attendance, he pushed the event to Oct. 20, and then canceled his appearance. Another former Allman Brother, guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes, brought his band Gov't Mule in as a replacement, with preceding sets by Elvin Bishop and Eric Gales.
Pop season previews - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Sir Elton John makes three stops in South Florida on his final "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour; Fleetwood Mac performs for the first time in decades without singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, and Buckingham makes his first area stop since being sacked by the Mac. There's no shortage of baby boomer drama in the 2018-2019 South Florida pop concert season.
Jazz season previews - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
The highlights among South Florida's 2018-2019 season in jazz concerts appear to be veteran names who frequently appear, but may be among the fine print. Underrated guitarist Frank Vignola conjures up Django Reinhardt's legacy, and pianist Robert Glasper teams with actor/rapper Common and drummer Karriem Riggins, both in November, and vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant fronts a group of gifted female musicians in December.