By the Numbers is the new solo album from Dustin Edge. The Louisville native, who played for three years in the bluegrass-rock group Cast Iron Filter, returned to the United States in 2008 after teaching for two years in the Czech Republic. By The Numbers arrives March 30. More at www.dustinedge.com.
Motherlodge, Ray Rizzo’s multipart music and theater festival, begins March 22 at The Rudyard Kipling (422 W. Oak St., 636-1311, www.therudyardkipling.com) and Old Male High School on Brook Street. It ends April 3 with a two-day block party at Fourth and Oak streets. Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang, New York performer Penny Arcade, Lucky Pineapple, Balthrop, Alabama (ex-Middle Men), Tyrone Cotton, John Whitaker, Danny Flanigan, Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band and The Mack are among those scheduled to perform. Motherlodge doubles as the release of Pink Elephants, the new album by Alanna Fugate. Complete schedule and ticket information at www.motherlodge.com.
Legendary Shack Shakers headline the first Waterfront Wednesday, April 21, at Harbor Lawn. The free show starts at 6 p.m. with opener Audra Mae, 25, the grand-niece of actress Judy Garland. “Britain’s Got Talent” runner-up Susan Boyle sang Mae’s song, “Who I Was Born To Be,” on I Dreamed A Dream. Holmes Brothers plug in at 7:30. Joan Osborne produced their new Alligator Records release, Feed My Soul.
Musicians On Call
Ryan Star, V.V. Brown and Erik Hassle perform St. Patrick’s Day at Hard Rock Café (Fourth Street Live) to raise money for Musicians On Call, the charity that pays for music programs in children’s hospitals. Showtime is 6 p.m., with a $5 suggested donation. Go to www.musiciansoncall.org for more info.
He’s sat in with Marvin Gaye and Luciano Pavarotti, but most days you can find Jeff Sherman at Varanese restaurant in Clifton. He joins us in the offices, and we play songs from Some Other Time, his 2000 release under The Jeff Sherman Trio. Listen at Bluegrass Catastrophe, bluecat.leoweekly.com.