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An Irish Blues Musician For You To Discover!

One of the most rewarding things about running this website is that I am introduced to musicians I would not be likely to meet (either in person or virtually). David King, an Irish blues and soul guitarist and singer, is one such musician.

David King (Official Photo)

David King (Official Photo)

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Fine Blues Guitar Riffs Filled The Fallout Shelter

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!

Roberto Morbioli

Roberto Morbioli

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.

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Scorching Blues Rocked The Extended Play Sessions

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.

Bobby Thompson

Bobby Thompson

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!

Bobby Thompson Project

Bobby Thompson Project

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Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen Rocked The House

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!

Ted Drozdowski

Ted Drozdowski

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.

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Double Trouble!

Two blues guitar stars – Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang in their first-ever duo tour – rocked Boarding House Park at the season opener of the Lowell Summer Music Series.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang

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.

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A Casual But Powerful Jon Butcher Plays The Blues

Click here to read my review of this marvelous Jon Butcher show which appears on No Depression.

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher and Band

Jon Butcher and Band

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Fly Amero

Fly Amero

Tomo Fujita

Tomo Fujita

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Jeff Keithline

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Fly Amero

Fly Amero

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Tomo Fujita

Tomo Fujita

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Fly Amero

Fly Amero

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Tomo Fujita

Tomo Fujita

Fly Amero

Fly Amero

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Fly Amero

Fly Amero

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher

RIP, Mr. BB King

The world is a sadder place today because we lost BB King.

BB King - April 2014, Lynn Memorial Auditorium

BB King – April 2014, Lynn Memorial Auditorium

Widely considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, BB regaled us with his talent and grace for many years.

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Entertaining Singer-Songwriter Evening

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.

Willy Porter

Willy Porter

I am glad I did. Willy is an entertaining performer, an excellent guitarist, and someone who obviously loves what he does.

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An Afternoon Of Marvelous Blues Guitar

Click here to read my No Depression review of this terrific Shun Ng show held at Club Passim.

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

Shun Ng

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