On Stage: Americana is front and center this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Old Sea Brigade Over the next few days, there will feature be several shows bound to pique the interest of fans of Americana music — concerts by Old Sea Brigade, The Bumper Jacksons and The Dirty Grass Players. On November 29, The Foundry at Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal Street, Philadelphia, 215-309-0150, www.thefillmorephilly.com) will...

On Stage (Bonus!): Satriani quietly among best guitarists ever

David Bromberg in Reading, Saturday night By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Joe Satriani If you compiled a list of who you think the Top 10 guitarists in rock music are and Joe Satriani’s name wasn’t on the list, your “cred” would take a serious hit with knowledgeable music fans. Satriani belongs right up there with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix...

On Stage: West Chester’s Jones looking to make break out

Also: Dark Blue’s Delco roots, and much more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times West Chester’s Eliza Hardy Jones sings and plays keyboard for grace Potter, but is now launching a solo career with a new album and local live performances. Westtown School has a long tradition of producing graduates who excel in their fields — from classical pianist/jazz vocalist Mindy Rhodes...

On Stage: Ring in 2015 with music, fun

From Frozen to various New Year’s Eve shows, something for almost everyone By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Disney On Ice presents Frozen, opens Christmas Day at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, through Jan. 4. Fans of the annual Disney On Ice skating shows that arrive for an arena stay in Philadelphia every Christmas season will be treated this year to the debut of Elsa,...

On Stage: Local music artists coming home for the holidays

Downingtown’s Kate Klim, Newtown’s Maddie Hogan among those performing locally By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Newtown Square’s Maddie Hogan is just one of a number of local performing artists coming home for the holidays to perform at local venues. Being “home for the holidays” is a sentiment shared by almost everyone. And, it could serve as the unofficial theme...