John Draws is making a lot of noise – literally and figuratively – with three-string guitars made from cigar boxes and other bits and pieces.
For 35 years a historic riverboat captain’s house in Keokuk has been sheltering a true veteran of the 1960’s folk music movement.
The members of the Macomb-based band “Iron Orchard” describe themselves as middle-aged guys with day jobs that play because they love it.
Laptop computers, tablets and smart phones have all made it possible to perform regular activities in new ways.
More than 200 student musicians from Western Illinois University’s Bands are headed to Brazil this spring.