Jacob Green and his wife Katie Selman moved to Waco from Brooklyn, New York, two years ago and fell in love with the city’s comfortable scale, friendly people and natural beauty.

Central Texas’ Ted Nugent fans have a home field advantage when it comes to Uncle Ted’s summer tours: The veteran rock guitarist often warms up with a local May show.

Country singer Gene Watson released his second gospel album, “My Gospel Roots,” last year in part as a tribute to the parents who brought him up in the music-rich environment of a hymn-singing church. He didn’t realize it would provide renewed attention to his long-running career.

Community support has played a key role in the support of the Youth Chorus of Central Texas and the group’s spring concert on Sunday, “Be The Change You Want To Be,” will acknowledge those groups that work with the community.

It’s telling that veteran hard rockers Jackyl list a chainsaw as one of the musical instruments that members play and equally telling that the band has a Guinness Book of World Records achievement for number of shows in 24 hours (21) listed as one of the band’s achievements.

Texas country singer-songwriter Josh Ward says he and his band won’t be doing anything different when they come back to the Melody Ranch on Saturday night even though its large dance floor draws a crowd more likely to move to the music.

The Central Texas Choral Society adds another masterwork to its performance resume on Tuesday when its singers, with help from Midway High School student musicians, performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem.

If you’re going to name your band the Fabulous Superlatives, they’d better be good, and country veteran Marty Stuart has no problems with his backing musicians living up to that name. Nor does he have a problem if fans remember band leader and band all together.

The Quebe Sisters — Grace, Sophia and Hulda — have made a career out of distinctive sounds. Like two-part close country harmonies? They’ve got a three-part sisterly blend. Have a craving for Texas fiddling? They provide it in triple measure. Western swing and classic country in your mental jukebox? The Quebes (KWAY-bees) do all of that and more, creating what they brand “progressive western swing.”

Consider this week the concert version of a tone cluster in music, where notes are tightly packed within a more standard interval. In this case, five nationally known musicians perform in Waco on three nights within one week.

After more than three decades of performing with a band in front of sold-out auditoriums and packed churches, Steven Curtis Chapman put himself in unfamiliar territory a few years ago: alone onstage with only his guitar and a deep catalog of songs.

The Waco Jazz Orchestra plays tribute to the music of pops composer Henry Mancini in its “That Mancini Magic!” concert on Saturday, a show that’s as much about a musical serendipity as magic.

When Waco’s Tea Aguilar gets onstage or in front of an audience, there’s no telling what comes next. It may be music from his guitar; environmental sounds looped into rock, blues or electronically altered music; a beat machine; beat boxing; or even live painting.

Friday’s Common Grounds concert with Gungor, The Brilliance and solo artist Propaganda carries the tag “The End of the World Tour,” but it’s more the band Gungor bidding adieu rather than any earthly realm.

The last year or so has found Texas country singer-songwriter Casey Donahew with plenty to fill his time. He and his band play sold-out concerts across the state and nation. More than a half million fans follow him on his social media accounts and his music has logged some 70 million streams on Spotify and Apple.

Christian music icon Bill Gaither chuckles at a question about continuing to write new songs in a career that stretches some five decades with songs that have become permanent additions to many Christians’ hymnody.

Percussionist Robert Dillon admits he and his colleagues have to think carefully about the relationship between programming and packing for a concert tour. The former involves what pieces bring the effect they want, the latter about the instruments needed to achieve that. Marimba? Snare drums? Wooden blocks? Tuned bells?

Jazz pianist Beegie Adair remembers listening to all types of music on the radio while growing up in a small Kentucky town: pop, country, swing, western swing and more. Decades later, she’s finding that same musical openness in her younger audiences, some of whom are hearing with fresh ears the Great American Songbook standards that’s at the heart of her jazz.