On this evening, the night after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, the French band Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars appeared at Regattabar. They began the show with a moment of silence for the victims and also had a candle of remembrance burning on stage.
Dedicated to the gypsy jazz stylings of Django Reinhardt, Dorado bears a resemblance to Django (could it be what looks to be a false mustache that does it?).
Bobby Thompson Project made a much-anticipated return to The Extended Play Sessions last month. I did not think it would be possible to repeat the energy of his previous appearance in June; not only was it repeated, it was surpassed.
This is mostly a photo essay about this show. Do not misinterpret this as a dislike of the show (as in, ‘if you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all’); because I reviewed Bobby so recently, I decided to let the photos to speak volumes to you. The show was incendiary!
Click here to read my review of Della Mae on No Depression.
I thought I knew what to expect from an Alejandro Escovedo performance because I have attended several of his shows, but this show at Shalin Liu Performance Center exceeded any expectations I may have had!
This was as close to a perfect show as I have attended, due to both the performances and the venue (which is spectacular).
Mighty Sam McClain was a tremendous force on the Boston music scene who sadly passed away earlier this year. On Saturday, November 28th, there is a memorial concert for him at the Regent Theatre in Arlington that will benefit homelessness. You know you have nothing better to do that night!
What follows is a piece written by John McGah, the founder and executive director of Give US Your Poor: The Campaign to End Homelessness. John knew Sam’s story well.
I eagerly anticipated this show by Dave Rawlings Machine at The Wilbur Theatre! Several friends introduced me to his music several years ago and I was instantly smitten. Finally, there was a show in the Boston area and it beckoned me!
Surprisingly, this show was not sold out but that did not diminish the energy in the theatre this night.
The Oh Hellos delivered my favorite set of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival and I have been eagerly anticipating a Boston show since then. My patience was rewarded by this sold-out evening of incredible Americana music.