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Fabulous Evening Of Storytelling And Song

I knew about American Aquarium, an alt-country/rock band from North Carolina, but until a few months ago could not have told you that BJ Barham fronts that band. I received his début solo release, Rockingham, and knew I had to see him perform.

BJ Barham

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Make Music Day In Boston

I was invited to photograph as much of Make Music Boston, part of the worldwide Make Music Day celebrations, as I could. Free events were scattered around the city as well as a few events in nearby suburbs.

I went to Boston Common to photograph a few sets during my lunch ‘hour’.  This is an annual event held on the Summer Solstice. Mark your calendars for 2018!

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Never Underestimate The Power Of Positive Vibrations…

Especially at the hands of Michael Franti & Spearhead, who appeared at the Lowell Summer Music Series last weekend.

Michael Franti

While the heavy rains forced the show to be held indoors, nothing dampened the spirits of either the band or the audience, who was on its feet before the show even began!

Michael Franti shaking hands with the rail-sitters

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Trombone Shorty Plus Lowell Summer Music Series Equals A Winning Combination

It does not get much better, if at all, than dancing to the groove of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue under the stars at Boarding House Park for the kickoff show of the 2017 Lowell Summer Music Series!

Trombone Shorty

And what a way to start the season!

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Great Young Americana Artists Close The Second Season Of OnStage! At The Chevalier Theatre

I had the opportunity to cover a fabulous show recently at The Chevalier Theatre On Stage! Series at which the members of all three Americana bands are friends! I have seen each band perform a number of times, but this triple bill was a rare chance to see them in one show.

Damn Tall Buildings

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Corporate Punk Is Neither Corporate Nor True Punk!

Click here to read my review of this terrific show on No Depression.

Corporate Punk (sans Mairi Chaimbeul)

Mairi Chaimbeul

Sean Trischka

Stash Wyslouch

Nate Sabat

Sean Trischka (on cowbell – whenever there is one, I must take a shot)

Corporate Punk

Dietrich Strause

Sean Trischka and Eleanor Buckland

Corporate Punk with Isa Burke

Corporate Punk

Eleanor Buckland

Sean Trischka

Corporate Punk

Corporate Punk with Eleanor Buckland

Eleanor Buckland and Nate Sabat

Corporate Punk with Isa Burke

Mairi Chaimbeul

Sean Trischka

Stash Wyslouch

Eleanor Buckland and Corporate Punk

Eleanor Buckland

Sean Trischka

Eleanor Buckland and Corporate Punk

Mairi Chaimbeul

Corporate Punk

Corporate Punk

Eleanor Bucklland

Sean Trischka and Eleanor Buckland

Eleanor Buckland

An Evening Of Great Acoustic Music Spanning Many Genres

Click here to read my review of this fabulous show on No Depression.

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Zachariah Hickman

Jake Armerding

Annie Bartlett

Mina Kim

Jake Armerding

Jessie Armerding

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Zachariah Hickman

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Annie Bartlett

Mina Kim

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Jim Trick

Old Crow Medicine Show Does Dylan Better Than Dylan

Is that a sacrilegious statement? Possibly, but even the most ardent fans of Bob Dylan (and specifically of his seminal album Blonde on Blonde) have to admit that Dylan’s vocals have never been what drew his fans to him.

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show, a band that reveres Dylan, is currently touring to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of Blonde on Blonde. They may be putting their bluegrass/Americana spin on the songs, but there is no doubt they are paying homage to one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

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Folk/Pop/Classical Cello Rocks!

For my review of this marvelous show by Mike Block at Club Passim, see No Depression.

Mike Block

Mike Block

Mike Block

Barry Rothman

Mike Block

Mike Block

A Weekend Of Traditional Music In Brooklyn

I would not have known the Brooklyn Folk Festival existed were it not for the publicist. I might have known if I lived in New York, but I do not. I am grateful to that publicist because I was introduced to some fine people – musicians, a writer, and a filmmaker – who enriched my life.

Eli Smith, founder of the Brooklyn Folk Festival

This three-day festival celebrated its ninth year with a large diverse crowd, ranging from families with babies to older people who lived through the folk revival movement of the 1950s and 1960s.The musicians were as diverse as the audience; there was an 11-year old girl playing a mean banjo and there was Jim Kweskin who was part of the folk revival movement.

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