Americana Music Association℠ Announces 2017 Honorees

The Americana Music Association announced today that Robert Cray, Iris DeMent, Hi Rhythm, Graham Nash, HighTone Founders Larry Sloven and Bruce Bromberg and previously announced Van Morrison will be honored during the Americana Music Association’s℠ 16th Annual Honors & Awards on Wednesday, September 13th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville!

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BJ Barham Performs In Boston Next Week

I never saw American Aquarium, the band in which frontman BJ Barham made his mark in the Americana genre, so I will not miss the opportunity to see him at the Middle East Upstairs on Monday, June 26th.

BJ Barham (Photo by Jillian Clark)

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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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A Fundraiser For Your Consideration

The Lowell Festival Foundation is a non-profit that promotes and enriches cultural life in Greater Lowell through musical, social, and educational programming. Every summer they produce the Lowell Folk Festival and the Lowell Summer Music Series.

These events have significant positive effects on the local economy, the quality of life for residents of Greater Lowell and beyond, and support the City of Lowell’s reputation as a center for arts and culture.

For three decades, generous supporters have helped to sustain these events and Treasure the Traditions. New in 2017, the two programs have joined forces and the  fundraiser will benefit both events. Will you join them?

Suggested Donation: $50 includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, entertainment, silent auction, & raffles.

To purchase tickets, click on the logo below, and thank you!

Buy Tickets

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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Is The Music Disturbing Your Conversation?

Anyone who has attended a concert with me knows that one of my pet peeves when I am out hearing live music is the audience talking (followed closely by people who sing LOUDLY along with the music without being invited to join by the artist). Part of the reason why last night’s sold-out John Moreland show at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts was so fabulous was that the audience was so quiet, I could have heard a pin drop! Read the rest of this entry

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

An Evening Of Great Acoustic Music Spanning Many Genres

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

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Zachariah Hickman

Jake Armerding

Annie Bartlett

Mina Kim

Jake Armerding

Jessie Armerding

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Zachariah Hickman

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Annie Bartlett

Mina Kim

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Jim Trick

Old Crow Medicine Show Does Dylan Better Than Dylan

Is that a sacrilegious statement? Possibly, but even the most ardent fans of Bob Dylan (and specifically of his seminal album Blonde on Blonde) have to admit that Dylan’s vocals have never been what drew his fans to him.

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show, a band that reveres Dylan, is currently touring to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of Blonde on Blonde. They may be putting their bluegrass/Americana spin on the songs, but there is no doubt they are paying homage to one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

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First Round Of AmericanaFest Artists Announced!

Americana Music Association℠ Announces First Round of Performers
for AMERICANAFEST℠ 2017, September 12-17

Wow, the initial round of performers is killer! So many friends of mine will perform, and there are many artists for me (and you) to discover! Do I really have to wait just under four months???

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