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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The Oh Hellos Delivered A High-Intensity Show – As Always!

Ever since the first time I saw The Oh Hellos at Newport Folk Festival, I try to see them whenever they are in town (wherever my current town may be), so I was delighted when they announced a show at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale!

The Oh Hellos

I was even more delighted when a band to whom they introduced me several years ago in Boston, Family and Friends, was announced as the opener!

Family and Friends

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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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Inaugural Show Of New Folk And Americana Series In Boston!

Lucky Bostonians! This is going to be a fabulous new series, beginning tomorrow with The Weight Band! Tickets are still available (link is below) and when you go, pick up a copy of their terrific new album!

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A Crowd Favorite Returns To The Lowell Summer Music Series

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy return to  the Lowell Summer Music Series after several years’ absence on Saturday, September 1st! I remember once watching in amazement as Natalie step-danced while seven months’ pregnant!

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Welcome A Terrific Funk Band To The Lowell Summer Music Series

Another personal favorite of mine, Lettuce, makes its début at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, June 23rd! I adore this band and am thrilled they are bring their funky music to the Series.

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Wonderful Additions To The Newport Folk Festival Lineup!

The past two weeks of lineup announcements by the Newport Folk Festival has been incredible, with the addition of one of my most favorite musicians as well as artists who are on my list to see and collaborations that are going to be fantastic!

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The Lowell Summer Music Series Welcomes Another New Orleans Band!

Welcome New Orleans-based The Revivalists to the Lowell Summer Music Series on Friday, August 3rd!

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A Fun Night Will Be Had By All At The Lowell Summer Music Series!

Rebirth Brass Band, a wonderful, talented and fun band is coming to the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, July 14th! I predict there will be a second line snaking through Boarding House Park during at least part of the show!

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The Newport Folk Festival Announces Interesting Newcomers

This week almost all the additions to the Newport Folk Festival lineup are artists who are completely unfamiliar to me so I know I will get to hear lots of cool new music this year!

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