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The Town and the City Festival Celebrates Kerouac and Lowell

There is a wonderful festival in Lowell, Massachusetts this weekend that celebrates music and Jack Kerouac in the city where he was born and buried. Many local musicians as well as national touring artists are featured. I have some favorites who are appearing – Jon Langford, Damn Tall Buildings, and Will Dailey to name a few – but I am excited to see artists who are new to me! See you there!

The Town and The City Festival announced its venue by venue schedule for the two-day music and arts festival on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. Two-Day Passes and Advanced Individual Day Passes are on sale now at www.thetownandthecityfestival.com

Recent additions to The Town And The City Festival lineup include Saturniids, Sinnet, Naomi Westwater, Layzi, ODB Project, and SAVAK.  In addition, Gail Greenwood will join Tanya Donnelly and The Parkington Sisters as a special guest. Festival representatives also announced that due to renovation delays at Christ Church United, the church unfortunately won’t be used this year as a venue.  Subsequently two new venues have been added to the festival for 2022, Taffeta at the Western Avenue Studios and 5th Floor at Mill No. 5 (both newly developed venues).

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The Town and The City Festival Is Fast Approaching!

The second annual The Town and The City Festival is in Lowell, Massachusetts this weekend, October 18 and 19. If last year’s festival is any indication, this year’s festival will be incredible.

Composed of mostly Boston-area artists, the lineup contains both well-known and up-and-coming artists. Spread across venues in downtown Lowell, there are artists that appeal to a myriad of tastes.

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Luck Reunion 2019 – Here I Come!

The lineup for the 2019 Luck Reunion, held outside Austin, Texas during South by South West, was announced yesterday and as always it is amazing! Personal favorites include Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Langhorne Slim, Mavis Staples, and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Other artists I have yet to, but have been wanting to, see include Low Cut Connie, Billy Strings, Yola and Sunny War.

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The Final Round Of AmericanaFest Performers Announced

The final round of  lineup announcements was made a couple of weeks ago (while I was on vacation). I am excited that some more friends and personal favorites are on the list! I already wish this festival lasted for six weeks instead of six days so I could see everyone I want to see!

Some of those friends/favorites are: Birds of Chicago, Charley Crockett, JP Harris, Rev. Sekou and The Lone Bellow (to name a few).

This is an amazing festival/conference. Even if you only purchase a wristband, it is still a terrific experience. The full conference registration, in my opinion, is money well spent because you can attend panel discussions and receive invitations to special events.

The text of the press release follows.

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The Second Round Of AmericanaFest Performers Adds More Incredible Artists

The second round of  lineup announcements was made a couple of days ago. More amazing artists are added, including some friends and personal favorites! I already wish this festival lasted for six weeks instead of six days so I could see everyone I want to see!

Some of those friends/favorites are: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Amy Helm, Amythyst Kiah, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Greyhounds, Guy Davis, Kirby Brown, The Suffers, and Ruby Boots (to name a few).

This is an amazing festival/conference. Even if you only purchase a wristband, it is still a terrific experience. The full conference registration, in my opinion, is money well spent because you can attend panel discussions and receive invitations to special events.

The text of the press release follows.

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice At Make Music Boston Day!

Spend some time tomorrow going to free music events around Boston at Make Music Boston! This is a fabulous celebration of the City’s diverse music scene.

I was privileged to photograph the event the past two years and am sad to miss it this year (because I do not live in the area at this point). I made a number of friends from some of the performances I saw in addition to hearing their wonderful music.

One of my personal favorites was the Bucket Drumming – you can participate or stand back and enjoy. I highly recommend that event.

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First Round Of AmericanaFest Performers Announced

The first round of  lineup announcements was made today and it’s killer! Some friends as well as personal favorites are on the list and I know many of the others will become artists I adore!

Some of those friends/favorites are: Alejandro Escovedo, American Aquarium, The Black Lillies, Chance McCoy, Dom Flemons, Lindsay Lou, Lula Wiles, Mary Gauthier, Hayley Thompson-King, and Shemekia Copeland, and Sons of Bill.

The text of the press release follows.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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