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Another Great Act Added To The Lowell Summer Music Series Lineup

The Lowell Summer Music Series announced its next show of the 2017 season and it is another winner! Dawes makes its début at the Series for two sets on Sunday, August 6th! I first saw them at the Newport Folk Festival five years ago and fell in love.



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Green River Festival Was An Amazing Anniversary Celebration!

The Green River Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary in July with a spectacular lineup! Sure, it rained during much of the Festival, but that did not dampen my spirits in the least! It wasn’t quite Woodstock – there was little to no mud – but it was fabulous.


I will start with my top three sets/experiences from the Festival, in no particular order.

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Week 6 of Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcements – Wow!

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Week 6 started off with a fabulous double announcement!

This week’s additions to the lineup are:

Conor Oberst – an incredible songwriterm with Dawes as his backing band

Dawes – a fabulous band from California, doing their own set as well as backing Conor Oberst

Aiofe O’Donovan – wonderful singer-songwriter who I’ve had the privilege to see a number of times

Reignwolf – a bluesman who was named one of the ten artists we need to know by Rolling Stone magazine

Rodrigo y Gabriela – rhythmic guitarists from Mexico who I missed due to a conflict at their recent Boston show

The lineup, so far, includes:

Friday:  The Devil Makes Three, Band of Horses, Death Vessel, Jenny Lewis, Phox, Robert Hunter, Reignwolf

Saturday:  Shakey Graves, The Oh Hellos, Benjamin Booker, Nickel Creek, Shovels and Rope, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Milk Carton Kids, Aoife O’Donovan

Sunday:  Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mavis Staples, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Trampled by Turtles, Gregory Alan Isakov, Lucero, Caitlin Rose, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela

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