This show at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy was Béla and Abby and their banjos, and it was a stunner! (Sorry, photography was not allowed; I am seeing them again in a few days, so I will probably upload some photos from that show here.) Read the rest of this entry
One of Nashville’s great session musicians, Sergio Webb, told me I should see David Olney perform if I ever got the chance. Not too long after that, I booked my trip to Nashville and was thrilled to see that David would be performing at The 5 Spot while I was there! Score!
David’s name was not familiar to me but I listened to some recordings, and knew that I would take Sergio’s advice and see this show. Read the rest of this entry
Although they shared Emily’s band as well as the stage for one song, Sam and Emily performed separate sets and gave separate interviews.
No, it’s not what you’re thinking! I was not in Deliverance country, being serenaded by dueling banjos… I was at a golf and ski residential resort in the Shenandoah mountains for their annual bluegrass show, the Mountain Jamboree.
This is a small festival – three acts on the schedule – set at the base of the ski trails at the resort. What a glorious setting for live music!
Ten years ago, I would have told you I did not like country music. Two weeks ago, I voluntarily went to Robert’s Western World, the most authentic honky-tonk in Nashville, and had a terrific afternoon there!
I was advised by a number of Nashvillians that Robert’s is the only honky-tonk that natives visit because it is the only one that still delivers authentic and traditional country music. Naturally, I headed straight for it when I was in The District.
It has been a long time (nearly 40 years) since I have seen the incomparable jazz drummer Billy Cobham perform his own music, so I was more than ready to enjoy his show at Regattabar last night. Not only did I enjoy the show, but I was in awe of the performances.
Billy played with Ron Carter when I saw Ron’s show six months ago; as Billy stated, that was fun but this night would be most special for him because the band would be playing his (and his band members) music. Special indeed!
This summer, the Lowell Summer Music Series presented a few new types of shows for us. One of them, a slate of three singer-songwriters, was held on another glorious evening last month. Heather Maloney, Adam Ezra, and Ben Taylor were the musicians we saw.
The show consisted of 45 minute sets from Heather and Adam, and 75 minutes from Ben. Adam was first to the stage.
When Regattabar announced a show by the legendary Coco Montoya, I knew I would finally be able to see him perform. I became aware of him about twenty years ago but for some unknown reason I never got myself to one of his shows.
What a great show it was – definitely worth waiting for! Read the rest of this entry