The Town and the City Festival is Fast Approaching
This is a wonderful small festival that has been growing since its inception a few years ago. This year the lineup is fabulous and I know I am going to have some hard choices to make! Join me in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 28 and 29 for a great weekend! Note that it is possible to buy individual tickets to specific shows, but you will get the most value from buying a weekend pass ($58).Read the rest of this entry
What a Great Way to Celebrate International Women’s Day!
When I chose to see Allison Russell with Kyshona opening at The Sinclair this week, I did not know it was International Women’s Day. How fortuitous, though, to see a show where the musicians are incredibly passionate about women’s rights.Read the rest of this entry
Great Southern Soul/Rock Was In Da House!
The Lowell Summer Music Series hosted JJ Grey & Mofro several nights ago for a joy-filled return engagement, seven years almost to the day since the band’s debut appearance at the Series!Read the rest of this entry
Sad News For Live Music Fans
Us fans of live music have been hit almost every day with sad news regarding the effect of coronavirus on live cultural events. Many have affected me deeply – the cancelation of the 2020 Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, the 2020 Green River Festival, and the 2020 Rhythm and Roots Festival in Rhode Island. The news I share today is hitting me hard, even though I expected the announcement.
I first went to a concert at the Lowell Summer Music Series in 2003 although I had been to the Lowell Folk Festival a number of times before then. Everything about the Series warmed my heart. I will miss the music and camaraderie, but I will see you all there in 2021!
Woofa Goofa Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers Return To The Lowell Summer Music Series
An artist who has wowed very large crowds at the Lowell Summer Music Series, Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers, return to wow us again on June 26th! I’ve seen them quite a few times (as well as members of the Midnight Travelers individually) and the shows are off the charts – very high energy with great music.
Another Crowd Favorite Returns To Lowell Summer Music Series
Another crowd favorite, Gaelic Storm, is returning to the Lowell Summer Music Series on June 20th! I’ve seen them a few times and they never fail to put on a lively show full of excellent music.
The Energy Of Tower Of Power Returns To Lowell Summer Music Series
The Lowell Summer Music Series is welcoming soul powerhouse Tower of Power back to the Series for a repeat appearance on August 22nd! I’ve seen them a number of times, including their last appearance at the Series which was rained indoors but which did not dampen their enthusiasm in the least.
Richard Thompson Is Coming To Lowell!!!
The Lowell Summer Music Series is welcoming Richard Thompson to the Series for his fourth appearance on September 4th! I’ve seen him a number of times, both solo and with a band that has included his son Teddy, and he has never disappointed me.
The Mavericks Bring Their Dance Party Back To Indian Ranch!
One of my favorite bands to see live, The Mavericks, return to Indian Ranch, bringing their fabulous dance party with them!
Exciting News From The Lowell Summer Music Series
I cannot tell you how excited I am that Rhiannon Giddens is returning to the Lowell Summer Music Series on September 5th! She is one of my favorite performers, regardless of the iteration, and I missed her previous appearance at the Series due to a bout of temporary insanity that caused me to move away from Boston!