Since John Fullbright appeared in concert last January at the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom, he finished and released his debut album, which was nominated for a Grammy Award, losing out to no less than Bonnie Raitt.
The Beat has called the young Oklahoman a 'freak,' meant in the nicest of ways. A gifted musician and songwriter, Fullbright also carries within his young body one of those old souls.
Zeppelin Productions brings Fullbright back for a Friday, Jan. 17, show at Valley Dale. Tickets are $25. Visit zeppcolumbus.com.
Change nights and venues, but not first names, and you can enjoy another round of great singer-songwriter stuff courtesy of Albertan troubadour John Wort Hannam, with support from Drew Nelson, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Tickets are $22/$15/$5. Visit sixstring.org.
Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother, you could still probably dig Stayin' Alive.
That is, the Bee Gees tribute band -- Tony Mattina as Barry, George Manz as Maurice and Todd Sharman as Robin -- as it joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Stuart Chafetz for a Pops concert featuring the Bee Gees' biggest hits Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Ohio Theatre.
Tickets are $25-$68. Visit columbussymphony.com.
Winter Jam continues its annual tradition of heating up the Schottenstein Center with some of the top names in contemporary Christian music.
This year's tour is headed up by CCM vets Newsboys, who are joined by hip-hop star Lecrae, rockers Tenth Avenue North and Thousand Foot Krutch, singer-songwriters Plumb and Colton Dixon and more, including tour founders and hosts NewSong.
Winter Jam stops at the Schott Saturday, Jan. 18. Admission is $10 at the door.
The biological Bob Marley family tree is represented by Ziggy Marley and his Melody Makers.
The musical Bob Marley family tree is tended by Aston "Familyman" Barrett, who leads The Wailers, carrying on the musical legacy he helped Marley create.
The Wailers will play a Wednesday, Jan. 22, show at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.
Tickets are $10/$15. Visit promowestlive.com.
In an era of copycat trucker-hat wearin', truck drivin', gun totin' country fellas, Aaron Lewis can't decide if he should try and fit in or not.
Yep, this is the same Aaron Lewis that fronted hard rockers Staind for better than a decade, before opting for a more rootsy musical outlet. You get the sense that Lewis might be a fine outlaw country outcast, but whether it's his pre-existing fame and desire to recapture the spotlight or just the quirks of the business, Lewis seems to be charting a less-murky path. And he seems to be enjoying himself, so who are we to say?
Check Lewis out in concert Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Bluestone. Drake White and the Big Fire opens. Tickets are $25/$30. Visit liveatthebluestone.com.