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