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Social Distortion Drives Past into The NorVa

Social Distortion Drives Past into The NorVa

By Jim Morrison Mike Ness formed Social Distortion in Orange County in 1978 and it took more than a decade before the band hit the big time with their self-titled debut featuring “Ball & Chain.” They’ve never been prolific — just three albums in the last two decades — but Ness has been a survivor,

Wailin’ Jennys Jumpstart VA Arts Festivals 20th Season

By Jim Morrison   The arresting three-part harmonies flowing from the current lineup of The Wailin’ Jennys were born in a bathroom. Founding member Ruth Moody sought recommendations for the departing Annabelle Chvostek from a friend, Aoife O’Donovan of Crooked Still and more recently a brilliant solo debut. Donovan suggested Heather Masse, a New York-based