Go See Front Country!

I have seen Front Country only once, but that was enough to make me a fan. They have a unique take on bluegrass that, which traditional, is progressive and all their own. I am seeing them this weekend and you should see them at a show near you.

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Live Streaming By The Extended Play Sessions!

Tonight! It’s the first live-stream from your friends at The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter! Click here to join the event, starting at approximately 6:50 pm.

This show features The Silks and you’re going to love them!

The Silks Official Poster

The Silks Official Poster

The Silks Are Bringing Their New Album To The Fallout Shelter

Rhode Island based The Silks are making their début at The Fallout Shelter at The Extended Play Sessions in support of their new album, Turn Me On.

The Silks

The Silks at Thunder Road March 4, 2016

I have had the privilege of seeing this band several times and enjoy them more each time.

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Newport Folk Festival Ticket Announcement

Tickets for the 2017 Newport Folk Festival go on sale Wednesday, November 30 at 10 AM EST. For the first time, they are offering a payment plan. Don’t be left out of the fun – get your tickets next week!

Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival

Kingsley Flood Will Rock You

I have been a fan of Kingsley Flood since I first saw them perform at the Lowell Summer Music Series at least six years ago, and the love continues.

Another Other

Another Other

They recently released a new album – Another Other – which is their most personal album to date, and it will be featured at their upcoming show at The Sinclair on Friday, November 18th. Tickets are still available here and you need to be at the show! Both openers – Leland Sundries and Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents – are killer and you should catch them too.

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A Night Of Entrancing Music

Seeing Trixie Whitley perform has been on my radar since a friend introduced me to her music three years ago, and my wish was finally granted over the weekend at The Red Room at Café 939 (a Berklee College of Music venue).

Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley

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Americana/Roots Rocker You Want To Know

I was lucky enough to see The Texas Gentlemen and Friends at Newport Folk Festival this year; they delivered one of my favorite sets of the Festival. The Gentlemen are a collaborative of Texas musicians, one of whom is guitarist Kirby Brown.

Kirby Brown (photo by Alex Justice)

Kirby Brown (photo by Alex Justice)

I spoke with Kirby later that day and then ran into him and several other Gentlemen at the Americana Music Association Festival and Conference a couple of months later. I am now the lucky recipient of his new EP Out of Exile 1 and I love it!

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Music And Politics

This website is for musings about music and the arts in general and this post is about that and more. Well, sort of…

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The Great American Songbook Is Alive And Well

I first heard of Michael Feinstein at least thirty years ago, but did not see him perform until recently. I have no idea why I waited – if you enjoy songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and others as I do, you should see Feinstein.

Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein

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Childsplay Is Everything But That!

Silly me to think that Childsplay is a group of children playing violins, but that is exactly what I thought before sitting down to chat with Bob Childs, violin and viola maker extraordinaire, in advance of Childsplay’s tour this month. I am happy he set me straight about the ensemble as well as the craft of violin making.

Childsplay

Childsplay

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