WeAreBaker, a duo project of Mishal Moore and Richard Cortez, delivered one of the most emotional music experiences I have ever had. I believe everyone in the audience at the Extended Play Sessions felt the same.
This is going to be a difficult review to write because I doubt my words will adequately convey the intensity of this performance.
Hailing from New Orleans, The Subdudes are a roots rock band that incorporates swamp rock, Cajun/zydeco, blues, and soul into their unique sound. The story goes that they were originally called The Continentals, but a club owner asked if they could tone down the volume so they were subdued.
When I know that I am seeing a rockabilly act, I expect it to be a rocking show. What I did not expect from this show at the Extended Play Sessions was the talent that is Rosie Flores, appearing with Dale Watson’s The Lone Stars.
Dale Watson was supposed to appear but he had laryngitis so Rosie graciously agreed to perform in his stead, with his band. Read the rest of this entry
Here’s a link to my No Depression review of this extraordinary show by Daniel Lavoie, Trevor Gordon Hall, and Shun Ng at Club Passim on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
I know it’s hard to believe that a tribute to the songs of Linda Ronstadt, the fabulous singer whose career has been cut short by Parkinson’s disease, could rock, but rock it did at Johnny D’s last week.
People danced throughout the show, even, as Jenny Dee noted, to ‘Carmelita’ which is a song about heroin! Read the rest of this entry
I walked into Regattabar the other night knowing only that Joe Louis Walker is a blues legend. What I heard and saw were the reasons why he has been nominated for Grammy Awards and is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame.
JLW, as he is known, delivered a terrific show, full of energy and passion.
As of today, I am the Correspondent in the Boston area for a new program on No Depression, a wonderful magazine dedicated to all things roots music! Called ND Roots, I am partnered with Club Passim in Cambridge, and will be bringing you reviews of many shows.
For these shows, the reviews can be accessed through my page on ND Roots and photographs will be posted on this website. I will provide links from each to the other so you dear readers will not miss anything!
I am thrilled to be part of this new program. To quote Kim Ruehl, editor of No Depression, ‘I am the most important voice on live Americana/roots music in the Boston area!’ Thanks Kim!