Category Archives: concert reviews

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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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Make Music Day In Boston

I was invited to photograph as much of Make Music Boston, part of the worldwide Make Music Day celebrations, as I could. Free events were scattered around the city as well as a few events in nearby suburbs.

I went to Boston Common to photograph a few sets during my lunch ‘hour’.  This is an annual event held on the Summer Solstice. Mark your calendars for 2018!

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Never Underestimate The Power Of Positive Vibrations…

Especially at the hands of Michael Franti & Spearhead, who appeared at the Lowell Summer Music Series last weekend.

Michael Franti

While the heavy rains forced the show to be held indoors, nothing dampened the spirits of either the band or the audience, who was on its feet before the show even began!

Michael Franti shaking hands with the rail-sitters

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Trombone Shorty Plus Lowell Summer Music Series Equals A Winning Combination

It does not get much better, if at all, than dancing to the groove of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue under the stars at Boarding House Park for the kickoff show of the 2017 Lowell Summer Music Series!

Trombone Shorty

And what a way to start the season!

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Great Young Americana Artists Close The Second Season Of OnStage! At The Chevalier Theatre

I had the opportunity to cover a fabulous show recently at The Chevalier Theatre On Stage! Series at which the members of all three Americana bands are friends! I have seen each band perform a number of times, but this triple bill was a rare chance to see them in one show.

Damn Tall Buildings

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Corporate Punk Is Neither Corporate Nor True Punk!

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

Corporate Punk (sans Mairi Chaimbeul)

Mairi Chaimbeul

Sean Trischka

Stash Wyslouch

Nate Sabat

Sean Trischka (on cowbell – whenever there is one, I must take a shot)

Corporate Punk

Dietrich Strause

Sean Trischka and Eleanor Buckland

Corporate Punk with Isa Burke

Corporate Punk

Eleanor Buckland

Sean Trischka

Corporate Punk

Corporate Punk with Eleanor Buckland

Eleanor Buckland and Nate Sabat

Corporate Punk with Isa Burke

Mairi Chaimbeul

Sean Trischka

Stash Wyslouch

Eleanor Buckland and Corporate Punk

Eleanor Buckland

Sean Trischka

Eleanor Buckland and Corporate Punk

Mairi Chaimbeul

Corporate Punk

Corporate Punk

Eleanor Bucklland

Sean Trischka and Eleanor Buckland

Eleanor Buckland

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