Newport Folk Festival Keeps It Coming

The Newport Folk Festival continues its lineup announcements and added a couple of terrific acts (I wish there were more to announce to you!).

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Bettye LaVette Is Definitely Worthy

Bettye LaVette delivers some of the most emotional performances I have been privileged to see, and her show last night at Regattabar was no exception.

Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette

You could have heard a pin drop in the club; everyone was wrapped in her aura. I think there were probably more than a few tears shed during some of the more soulful songs.

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Funky Jazz or Jazzy Funk? Or Something Altogether Different?

DRKWV, as this Regattabar show was billed, is a collaboration of keyboardist John Medeski, saxophonist Skerik, and drummer Adam Deitch and I was quite curious to see what they are doing as a trio.

John Medeski's hands

John Medeski’s hands

I know DRKWV’s music will not appeal to everyone, but if you like avant-garde jazz and funk or if you merely love extremely good musicians, you’ll find this project interesting at the very least.

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Acoustic Blues Master Eric Bibb Beguiled

As soon as I saw that Eric Bibb would perform at Regattabar, I made sure I would be in the audience. Eric lives in Finland and does not tour the United States frequently, which made this a relatively rare appearance.

Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb

I first saw Eric perform a couple of years ago when he toured with Habib Koité, one of my favorite Malian musicians; I was familiar with Eric in name only prior to that show, but his performance convinced me to put him on my radar.

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Newport Folk Festival Adds to The Lineup

The Newport Folk Festival continues its lineup announcements and added a couple of interesting acts (I wish there were more to announce to you!).

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The Circle of the Song: A Fine Collaboration

For my review of Circle of the Song at Club Passim, a trio consisting of Seth Walker, Ed Jurdi, and Edward David Anderson, see my review on No Depression.

Circle of the Song

Circle of the Song

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson

Ed Jurdi

Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson

Ed Jurdi

Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson

Ed Jurdi

Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson

Ed Jurdi

Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson

Ed Jurdi

Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson

Seth Walker and Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker and Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Seth Walker and Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker and Ed Jurdi

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

The Face of Country Music Today Wowed Boston

I was so excited to finally see Sturgill Simpson at his sold-out show at The Paradise this weekend! Last time he was in Boston – also playing to a sold-out crowd – I was in Nashville!

Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill was nominated for a Grammy this year, but perhaps more importantly his 2014 album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, deservedly appeared on many reviewers’ top ten lists of 2014.

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The Mavericks Cured Snow Fatigue!

The Mavericks cured whatever ailed the audience at The Wilbur Theatre last week! Most of you know how the Boston area is suffering this winter; seeing live music is helping to keep me – and many others – sane and The Mavericks helped immeasurably!

The Mavericks

The Mavericks

Those of you who have been reading my posts regularly know how much I love this band; I have seen them ‘only’ four times and I think this was the best of them! The Mavericks were on fire Thursday night!

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A Post-Mardi Gras Party

Being able to see Buckwheat Zydeco at Regattabar proved to be an incredibly welcome relief from the mountains of snow in the Boston area that are deeply affecting people’s moods (mine included). The doctor could not have ordered anything better!

Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat, born Stanley Dural, Jr., has been a fixture on the zydeco scene for many years, but I had not seen him live for about ten years so I was overdue!

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Another Week of Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcements

The Newport Folk Festival continues its lineup announcements and added an interesting act.

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