The 2016 Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcements Have Begun!

The Newport Folk Festival started its lineup announcements last week and the initial ones are winners!

Newport Folk Festival Logo

Newport Folk Festival Trademarked Logo

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World Music’s Winter Festival Is A Winner

What a concept – throw an indoor music festival for your 25th anniversary and turn the House of Blues into festival grounds! That is exactly what World Music/CRASHarts did last weekend. I hope it is the first of many festivals for this fine organization.

Angelique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

This fine organization promotes a wide variety of artists from around the world at different venues in the Boston area, and their shows are always interesting. Musicians, dancers, and others are included in their annual offerings.

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A Concert Worth Traveling To See

This is an event worth traveling to New York City to see – a tribute to Lead Belly at Carnegie Hall! Of course any event at that revered venue is worth seeing, but I think this one is going to be spectacular!

lead belly fest

Tickets are still available through Carnegie Hall. Concert proceeds go to non-profit organizations The Association to Benefit Children and Project ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). You can go hear amazing music and help some great causes.

Janis Joplin Has A Little Piece Of My Heart

There is a new film about Janis Joplin, the extraordinary vocal star of the 1960s who tragically died at the young age of 27, called Janis: Little Girl Blue. I was privileged to attend the Boston area première of the film at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, preceded by live music and followed by a question and answer period.

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An Evening Of Singer-Songwriter Bliss

How lucky was I to be able to attend a house concert presented by the fabulous songwriter Laurie Sargent! And to be able to walk to it!

Laurie Sargeant

Laurie Sargent

I walked into the house and was immediately greeted by long-time friends and fans of Laurie, and thought that was a good sign.

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The Results Of Summer Camp For Songwriters

Click here to read my review of this fantastic show on No Depression.

Dinty Child

Dinty Child

Mark Erelli

Mark Erelli

Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose

Zachariah Hickman

Zachariah Hickman

Dave Godowsky

Dave Godowsky

Jocie Adams

Jocie Adams

Laura Cortese

Laura Cortese

Kristin Andreassen

Kristin Andreassen

Sean Staples

Sean Staples

Sean Staples

Sean Staples

Rose Cousins

Rose Cousins

Dietrich Strause

Dietrich Strause

Mark Erelli, Kris Delmhorst

Mark Erelli, Kris Delmhorst

Annie Lynch

Annie Lynch

Zachariah Hickman, Mark Erelli, Dietrich Strause

Zachariah Hickman, Mark Erelli, Dietrich Strause

Dinty Child

Dinty Child

Zachariah Hickman

Zachariah Hickman

Dinty Child, Sean Staples

Dinty Child, Sean Staples

Zachariah Hickman

Zachariah Hickman

Sean Staples

Sean Staples

Kristin Andreassen

Kristin Andreassen

Jocie Adams, Dietrich Strause, Charlie Rose

Jocie Adams, Dietrich Strause, Charlie Rose

Zachariah Hickman

Zachariah Hickman

Dinty Child

Dinty Child

David Champagne

David Champagne

Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa

David Champagne (as David Bowie)

David Champagne (as David Bowie)

Sean Staples, Dave Godowsky

Sean Staples, Dave Godowsky

Rose Polenzani, Annie Lynch, Jocie Adams, Kris Delmhorst, Rose Cousins

Rose Polenzani, Annie Lynch, Jocie Adams, Kris Delmhorst, Rose Cousins

David Champage

David Champagne

Jocie Adams

Jocie Adams

Prop for Kris Delmhorst's song

Prop for Kris Delmhorst’s song

Come To The Extended Play Sessions And Enjoy Some Rock ‘n Roll

The Americans will be our guests for The Extended Play Sessions on Sunday January 24th. We are privileged to have another evening of incredible music for The Extended Play Sessions!

The Americans (Official Poster)

The Americans (Official Poster)

It just keeps getting better!

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An Evening Of Superb Jazz Guitar

Since 2010 when I saw Lionel Loueke (pronounced lee-uh-nel lou-ek-e) perform as part of Herbie Hancock’s band, I have wanted to see him play his own music. My patience was rewarded last week when I saw his trio at Regattabar.

Lionel Loueke

Lionel Loueke

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Here Is A New Face On The Soul/Blues Scene

There is a new, powerful voice on the rise in both the Boston and national soul and blues scenes and her name is Julie Rhodes. I have been privileged to see her twice in the past month at Atwood’s Tavern, but she will not be playing tiny venues for much longer.

Julie Rhodes

Julie Rhodes

This review combines both shows, especially since the lighting (and thus the photos) was better the first time I saw Julie.

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Brotherly Love In Evidence With The DuPont Brothers

Click here to read my review of this show on No Depression.

The DuPont Brothers

The DuPont Brothers

Zack DuPont

Zack DuPont

Sam DuPont

Sam DuPont

The DuPont Brothers with Auyon Mukharji and Harris Paseltiner

The DuPont Brothers with Auyon Mukharji and Harris Paseltiner

The DuPont Brothers

The DuPont Brothers

Zack DuPont

Zack DuPont

Sam DuPont

Sam DuPont

Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner

Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner

Zack DuPont

Zack DuPont

Sam DuPont

Sam DuPont

Auyon Mukharji

Auyon Mukharji

Harris Paseltiner

Harris Paseltiner

Zack DuPont

Zack DuPont

Sam DuPont

Sam DuPont

Sam DuPont

Sam DuPont

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