Ian Anderson Delights Providence!

With a high level of excitement, I traveled to Providence to see Ian Anderson perform with his band at the Providence Performing Arts Center. What a terrific show!

Ian Anderson and band (photo by Carl Glover)

Ian Anderson and band (photo by Carl Glover)

I saw the band perform last year during their ‘Thick as a Brick and Thick as a Brick 2′ tour and was interested to see if my perception of Ian changed after interviewing him.

Ian Anderson (photo by Martin Webb)

Ian Anderson (photo by Martin Webb)

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Alternate Root TV Presents An Evening of Blues/Rock

Alternate Root TV announced that blues/rock artists Larkin Poe will be in the studio for an Extended Play session on Monday, November 3rd at 7 pm.

Larkin Poe (official poster)

Larkin Poe (official poster)

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Bob Schneider Delivers The Goods!

I was at a disadvantage at the Bob Schneider concert at Brighton Music Hall the other night; I seemed to be the only person in the audience who was not intimately familiar with Bob’s songs!

Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider

That did not spoil my enjoyment of the show, however.

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Andy McKee Displayed His Incredible Guitar Skills!

I was not familiar with Andy McKee until a friend of mine mentioned that he’s her favorite musician. When I saw that he would be playing at Regattabar, one of my favorite venues, I knew I had to be in the audience.

Andy McKee

Andy McKee

Wow, everything she said completely understated Andy’s talent.

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Another Enchanting Evening With An American Songster

I have come to the realization that I am going to see Dom Flemons every chance I get! I saw him a couple of weeks ago at Club Passim, which was the second time I saw him in 2014.

Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons

Not only is he a terrific musician and ethnomusicologist, he’s a warm, personable man as well.

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Malcolm Holcombe Delivers A Special Show!

There are a number of reasons why Malcolm Holcombe‘s performance at the Extended Play Session for Alternate Root TV was so special, not the least of which is that it was a milestone birthday celebration for me!

Malcolm Holcombe

Malcolm Holcombe

I was not familiar with Malcolm prior to this show but went in with an open mind and heart.

Malcolm

Malcolm

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A Visit With Ian Anderson – Yes, That Ian Anderson!

I was almost giddy with excitement at my impending interview with Ian Anderson, scheduled during a break between legs of his current American tour (he is touring in support of his 2014 release, ‘Homo Erraticus’ – a wonderful album – I suggest buying it). Not only was it my first interview (although I feel it was more of a conversation) but I would be talking with rock royalty!

Ian Anderson (photo by Carl Glover)

Ian Anderson (photo by Carl Glover)

I admitted at the outset that it was my first time interviewing anyone and that admission seemed to set me free to relax and enjoy the process, and enjoy it I did! Ian did an amazing job of making me feel at ease.

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Singer-Songwriter Session At Alternate Root TV

Alternate Root TV announced that singer-songwriter, and founding member of The Silos, Walter Salas-Humara  will be the guest artist at an Extended Play session on Thursday, October 9th at 7 pm.

Walter Salas-Humara (Official Poster)

Walter Salas-Humara (Official Poster)

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The Howlin’ Brothers Deliver Foot-Stomping Good Music!

I was prepared to enjoy The Howlin’ Brothers at the Extended Play Sessions at Alternate Root TV, but I had no idea just how much! In fact, I enjoyed them so much I saw them a few days later at Atwood’s Tavern!

The Howlin' Brothers

The Howlin’ Brothers

The announcement for the show promised a foot-stompin’, loud hollerin’ show, and the Brothers delivered just that (with emphasis on the foot stomping).

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Alternate Root TV Presents A Blues/Folk Legend!

Alternate Root TV announced that blues/folk legend Malcolm Holcombe will be the guest artist at an Extended Play session on Wednesday, October 8th at 7 pm.

Malcolm Holcombe (Official Poster)

Malcolm Holcombe (Official Poster)

“Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart” wrote David Fricke in Rolling Stone Magazine.

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