Category Archives: concert reviews

J.S. Ondara Has A Bright Future

I saw J.S. Ondara at Newport Folk Festival this past summer, so I thought I was prepared for his show at The Sinclair in Cambridge on Friday night. As powerful as his previous performance was, this show topped it.

J.S. Ondara

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Newport Folk Festival Continues To Amaze Me

How does the Newport Folk Festival get better each year?

Newport Folk Festival

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The Word For Luck Reunion Is – WOW!!!

I was a lucky (pun intended) person indeed to have traveled to Austin for Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion earlier this month. I knew artists who performed there in past years and always regretted not being there, but finally got the chance this year.

This one-day event is held in Willie’s backyard (if it can be said that a ranch was a backyard) with only 2,000 tickets sold, so everyone who attends is lucky.

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Gangstagrass Blew The Roof Off Hill Country BBQ!

Anyone who has been reading this website for long enough knows my love of Gangstagrass, the only hip-hop bluegrass band around (I think)! I had not seen them in a long time, so I traveled to New York to see them at Hill Country BBQ.

Gangstagrass

This was a special show because they were joined by a number of other musicians who added even more depth to the music than is always there.

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Who Had More Fun, The Band Or The Audience?

I am not sure I can say it was not the band who had more fun at the Glorietta show at Brighton Music Hall this week. Many of you may not be aware of this collaboration, which was in the middle of its one-and-done tour, but they are a group of friends who happen to be extraordinarily talented musicians who decided to tour together for a short while. Oh, and release an album too.

Glorietta

Glorietta

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Rebirth Brass Band Brought Da N’awlins Funk To South Florida

There will never be a time when I will tire of hearing some great music that’s steeped in New Orleans tradition, so I was excited for Rebirth Brass Band to perform at The Kelsey Theater which is so close to my home!

Rebirth Brass Band

What an excellent show at this undiscovered gem of a venue!

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Free Outdoor Jazz Festival In South Beach!

What a fabulous day of music this was – world-class artists and all free under partly sunny skies! This was the Second Annual South Beach Jazz Festival and the music was fantastic!

Even the rooster loved it – especially the Dixieland banjo!

(Note: Apologies to the wonderful artists – I put this aside and came back to it four months later so half is a real review and the rest is only photos.)

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Amy Helm Rocked Kai’s Music Garden!

Amy Helm is one of my very favorite musicians, so I was thrilled when she announced a show at Kai’s Music Garden which is only a half hour drive for me. I was probably the first person to buy a ticket!

Amy Helm

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First Show At An Amazing New Venue!

There is a venue near me, Kai’s Music Garden, that opened on March 9th; I was lucky enough to be at the first show which featured TR3 (Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews’ guitarist).

Tim Reynolds

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So Much Talent On This Stage

I did not know what to expect from Victor Wooten and Sinbad‘s Fun ‘N Funk Xplosion Tour’s stop at the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center for the Arts, but at the least I knew I would experience an evening of great music. Victor is one of my favorite musicians to see live and I have seen him in many iterations, both with his own band and with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. This show was something completely original.

Victor Wooten

First of all, who knew that Sinbad is an accomplished musician? I certainly did not… I am familiar with him as a comedian, but he played percussion, saxophone and trombone, as well as sang!

Sinbad

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