Veteran saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch and his band return to the annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell June 22. Read more


Richmonder and ex-Parliament drummer “Bigfoot” leads a band of “P-Funk all-stars” in a celebration at The Hof. Read more

Stage & Screen

Richmond native Melvin Ragin was a seasoned session musician who recorded with multiple Motown artists. Read more


Walter “Wolfman” Washington performs at Capital Ale House Richmond Music Hall March 22. Read more


The bassist and leader of R&B band Kool & the Gang, bringing the funk to Innsbrook on New Year's Eve, talks about the old days and new projects. Read more


Kool & the Gang brings the party to Innsbrook for New Year's Eve. Read more


The former James Brown background vocalist shares from her memoir tonight at Union Bistro & Jazz. Read more


We talk with veteran soul artist Lee Fields on God, young people, knowing your business and meeting James Brown, before he kicks off Friday Cheers on May 5 Read more


Now out on Seattle’s Ladies Choice Records, the Richmond-based world music and jazz collective's "X Years" release is "music for the mind, booty and spirit!" says founding member Tim Harding. Read more


What's inside this month's Richmond magazine Read more

The untold story behind Richmond’s Whole Darn Family and one of hip-hop’s most enduring samples Read more


The funk lives on through Whole Darn Family's bass player Woudy Hughes, whose signature bass riff gives many popular rap songs their backbone. Read more

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