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What A Set Of Pipes!

I saw Shemekia Copeland about nine years ago, opening for the late great Koko Taylor, and have been waiting for the chance to see her again. My patience was rewarded with the perfect seat at a stellar show at Regattabar last month.

Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland

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The Extended Play Sessions Is Going To Rock This Night!

The Fallout Shelter at  The Extended Play Sessions is pleased that blues artist Bobby Thompson Project is returning to the studio on Thursday, May 12th.

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A Mostly Acoustic Blues/Soul Great Appears At The Extended Play Sessions

The incomparable Matt Andersen is making a repeat appearance at The Fallout Shelter at  The Extended Play Sessions on Monday, March 21st. I saw Matt at a different venue recently (the second time I have seen him) and he is even more amazing than the first time I saw him. The audience at The Extended Play Sessions is in for a treat!

Matt Andersen (Official Poster)

Matt Andersen (Official Poster)

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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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Here Is A New Face On The Soul/Blues Scene

There is a new, powerful voice on the rise in both the Boston and national soul and blues scenes and her name is Julie Rhodes. I have been privileged to see her twice in the past month at Atwood’s Tavern, but she will not be playing tiny venues for much longer.

Julie Rhodes

Julie Rhodes

This review combines both shows, especially since the lighting (and thus the photos) was better the first time I saw Julie.

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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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Spend A Bluesy Friday Night At The Fallout Shelter

Some of Boston’s very best blues musicians are coming to the stage at The Extended Play Sessions on Friday, October 16th! A very special evening is planned with Anthony Geraci and Friends including Monster Mike Welch, Darrell Nulisch, Michelle Willson, Michael “Mudcat” Ward and Marty Richards.

Anthony Geraci (Official Poster)

Anthony Geraci (Official Poster)

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Magic Emanated From The Indian Ranch Stage

I have seen Buddy Guy perform on enough occasions to know that he always delivers his ‘A’ game, but Sunday’s performance at Indian Ranch was spectacular! The weather even cooperated by not raining until the show ended!

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Buddy, who recently turned 79 years old, shows no sign of slowing down or losing his touch. He is still one of the finest players in the blues world.

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

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Blues The Way Blues Is Supposed To Be At The Extended Play Sessions

There have been many wonderful bands and memorable occasions at The Extended Play Sessions at The Fallout Shelter, and the next event will add to the list. HowellDevine is bringing their brand of Delta blues to the Sessions on Thursday, September 3rd.

HowellDevine (Official Poster)

HowellDevine (Official Poster)

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