Mike Mains’ new album branches out

If you scratch below the surface of catchy pop melodies, Mike Mains & The Branches bares its soul with deeply personal lyrics that resonate with the listener. The band brings its high energy and heartfelt performances to the Fairfield Theatre Company on March 27. Mike Mains spoke with Andrea Valluzzo about the show. Andrea Valluzzo: What can the audience expect? … read more

Origins of the Marshall Tucker Band

One of the Marshall Tucker Band’s first of many big hits, “Can’t You See,” penned by original member Toy Caldwell, helped launch the band from it’s Spartanburg, S.C., home base to the national charts. Over the decades, and with hits like “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Take the Highway,” the band has earned southern rock superstar status. Lead … read more

End of an era: Band Together prepares for final show

After more than a decade of being one of the region’s most successful and popular fund-raising initiatives, Band Together is disbanding, but not before playing one final show on March 30 for the Center for Family Justice at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Over the 13 years it’s been in existence, Band Together built a legacy that includes raising $3.4 … read more