Ain’t Nothing Like A Dance Party With The Mavericks

I cannot mince words – I believe The Mavericks is one of the best bands touring and releasing new music today, so I was thrilled to see them at Parker Playhouse last night. As always, I was not disappointed!

Jerry Dale McFadden

Their combination of country, Latin, and rockabilly styles is unique and I (as well as many others) simply MUST dance at their live shows.

Read the rest of this entry

Today is One of the Happiest Days of the Year!

Yes, folk family, tickets for the Newport Folk Festival go on sale this morning, November 29th at 10am!

Inline image 1

Click here to go to Eventbrite for tickets! The two- and three-day passes will sell out very quickly; three-day passes usually sell out in under one hour. Even if you don’t know if you can go, buy them because the Festival has a fan-to-fan ticket exchange.

Read the rest of this entry

Oklahoma Songwriter John Moreland Can Silence A Room

There are not many singer-songwriters who can silence a room the way John Moreland can. The audience at the Culture Room may not have been as quiet as I have experienced at previous shows of John’s I have attended, but they were much more attentive than audiences at many other shows.

John Moreland

People with whom I spoke before the show started did not know John and I told them they were in for a treat!

Read the rest of this entry

The Lowell Summer Music Series Announces Its First 2018 Show!

The Lowell Summer Music Series started their announcements for the next season – 2018 – today with a fabulous coup! Appearing for the first time on Friday, June 15th is the incredible Rhiannon Giddens!

 

Read the rest of this entry

Yes? YES, please!

YES is one of those bands I listened to a lot back in the early 1970s. Their progressive rock style appealed to me and many of my friends, and I even saw them once then. Fast forward to 2017 and there are two versions of YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman which tour. I was fortunate to see this version at the lovely Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

Read the rest of this entry

Trombone Shorty Rocked The Sold-Out Audience!

As some of you may know, I relocated to South Florida a couple of months ago (yes, just in time to evacuate for Hurricane Irma). Seeing one of my favorites, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, at Revolution Live was an incredible way to start my inroad into the local music scene! I also finally saw Dumpstaphunk, a band I have been jonesing to see live!

Trombone Shorty

Read the rest of this entry

Here Are The Final Additions To The AMERICANAFEST℠ Line-up!

The Americana Music Association is thrilled to bring to you today the last round of almost 300 artists slated to perform at this year’s AMERICANAFEST!

More friends have been added to the line-up and I am incredibly excited for them!  Not only are friends performing, but also some of my favorite bands so I can already tell I am going to have a difficult time deciding what showcases to see.

This is an amazing festival and conference. I know no matter what I see, though, I will hear fabulous music!

Read the rest of this entry

More Amazing Additions To The AMERICANAFEST℠ Line-up!

The Americana Music Association is thrilled to bring to you today the second round of almost 300 artists slated to perform at this year’s AMERICANAFEST!

More friends have been added to the line-up and I am incredibly excited for them!  Not only are friends performing, but also some of my favorite bands so I can already tell I am going to have a difficult time deciding what showcases to see.

No matter what I see, though, I will hear fabulous music!

Read the rest of this entry

Fabulous Evening Of Storytelling And Song

I knew about American Aquarium, an alt-country/rock band from North Carolina, but until a few months ago could not have told you that BJ Barham fronts that band. I received his début solo release, Rockingham, and knew I had to see him perform.

BJ Barham

Read the rest of this entry

Help Keep Live Music Alive!

Anyone who knows me, or reads this website, knows how much I adore the Fallout Shelter (also referred to as the Extended Play Sessions). The venue had to close suddenly in December and it has been missed!

Please read the following that was released by the new venue, the Grass Roots Cultural and Performing Arts Center, and consider donating.

Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: