Americana? Outlaw Country? Bluegrass? Whatever You Call Them, The Far West Rocks!

I had not heard of The Far West until they were booked into The Extended Play Sessions this week, but I knew after watching a few videos that their music was absolutely right up my alley.

The Far West

The Far West

Part bluegrass, part country, part alt-country, and part Americana (and maybe part other genres), they deliver an energetic show that is crammed with talent! Read the rest of this entry

More Acts Added To The Already Impressive Newport Folk Festival Line-Up

The Newport Folk Festival continues its lineup announcements and added even more interesting acts.

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Newport Folk Festival Trademarked Logo

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Seminal Jazz Guitarist John Abercrombie Enthralled

I knew John Abercrombie‘s reputation but had never seem him perform, so I jumped at the opportunity to see him at Regattabar last weekend.

John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie

This was an excellent performance, made better by the absence of pretense and showmanship. Read the rest of this entry

Incredible Roots Rock Blues Show By The Alvin Brothers

After seeing Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones perform at a festival last summer, I knew I had to see their headlining show at The Sinclair. Dave and Phil recently returned to performing and recording together; the joy they feel while sharing a stage is obvious and the audience could feel it too.

Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin

Phil Alvin

Phil Alvin

Last year, they released the Grammy-nominated Common Ground, a tribute to legendary bluesman Big Bill Broonzy, and performed many songs from that album. Read the rest of this entry

A Slice of Singer-Songwriter Heaven

Click here to read my No Depression review of the Mary Gauthier and Allison Moorer show at Club Passim.

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

 

Afro-Latin Jazz Show Rocks Regattabar

It may seem odd to say that a jazz show of any style rocked, but that’s exactly what Alex Alvear and Mango Blue did at Regattabar on Friday evening.

Alex Alvear

Alex Alvear

There were many people dancing at the back of the room, so obviously many felt the same as I did. Most of us who remained seated contributed by doing some chair dancing.

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Lowell Summer Music Series Announces Its Biggest Act To Date

I am pleased to announce that Melissa Etheridge will be appearing at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 29! This should prove to be one of the highlights of the 26th season, and possibly of all 26 seasons!

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An Extravaganza of Multi-Instrumentalists

Click here to read my No Depression review of the Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys show at Club Passim.

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Mark Lavengood

Mark Lavengood

Joshua Rilko

Joshua Rilko

PJ George

PJ George

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, PJ

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, PJ

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, PJ

Joshua, PJ, Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Mark Lavengood

Mark Lavengood

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, PJ

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, PJ

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Joshua Rilko

Joshua Rilko

Joshua, Mark, Lindsay Lou

Joshua, Mark, Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

Mark Lavengood

Mark Lavengood

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, PJ

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, PJ

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou

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Lindsay Lou

Joshua Rilko

Joshua Rilko

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Mark Lavengood

Mark Lavengood

Joshua, Lindsay Lou, Mark

Lindsay Lou

The Newport Folk Festival Adds More Impressive Acts

The Newport Folk Festival continues its lineup announcements and added even more interesting acts.

Newport Folk Festival Logo

Newport Folk Festival Trademarked Logo

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Huge Fun With The Grand Slambovians

It was lightly snowing and getting colder as I made my way to Johnny D’s to see one of my favorite bands, The Grand Slambovians.

The Grand Slambovians' Logo

The Grand Slambovians’ Logo

Introduced to them in 2010 when they were known as Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, I have been following their antics (I mean musical accomplishments) ever since. I expected to have a fabulous evening, and I did.

The Grand Slambovians

The Grand Slambovians

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