This show came at the end of a week during which I heard some incredible music, and I was tired and almost overwhelmed by the high quality of the music. Imagine my delight when I discovered that Roberto Morbioli and his band was right up there with the other shows I had seen!
Hailing from Italy, Roberto spends much time touring the United States and he was on my radar for quite a while as a musician I needed to see.
Bobby Thompson Project made a much-anticipated return to The Extended Play Sessions last month. I did not think it would be possible to repeat the energy of his previous appearance in June; not only was it repeated, it was surpassed.
This is mostly a photo essay about this show. Do not misinterpret this as a dislike of the show (as in, ‘if you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all’); because I reviewed Bobby so recently, I decided to let the photos to speak volumes to you. The show was incendiary!
On Saturday night, I left the mellowness of the Gordon Lightfoot show at the Lowell Summer Music Series and headed to The Back Page Jazz and Comedy Club to see Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen tear the roof off the venue!
Sometimes a transition such as that can be jarring; this was not. Maybe I was simply in the mood to be rocked. More likely, though, it was because the music was terrific.
I believe this was considered a true co-bill, since each performed a full 90-minute set; regardless, it was a terrific show that truly showcased their talent.
A New York friend strongly suggested I see Willy Porter perform, going so far as checking on his local dates for me. Accommodating person that I am, since I had a hole in my schedule I decided to see him at Tupelo Music Hall, one of my favorite venues because the audiences are usually extremely respectful of the music.
I am glad I did. Willy is an entertaining performer, an excellent guitarist, and someone who obviously loves what he does.