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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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An Evening Of Extraordinary Music

The On Stage! Series at The Chevalier Theatre was an ideal venue to host the incredible Shun Ng and the Shunettes on a lovely winter evening. This series seats around one hundred people at cloth-covered tables on the stage along with the musicians.

Shun Ng and the Shunettes

Shun Ng and the Shunettes

I am extremely familiar with Shun and his superb guitar playing, but have only seen him with the Shunettes (Deon Mose and Angel Chisholm) a couple of times (including a very cold New Year’s Day outdoor show). I am almost at a loss for words to describe the power of these artists.

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See The Fabulous Shun Ng & The Shunettes

One of my favorite up-and-coming acts, Shun Ng & The Shunettes, are performing at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford on February 18th! This show is part of the theatre’s On Stage! series, where the audience sits at tables on the stage facing the auditorium and the artists are also on the stage.

shun-ng

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Much Music Royalty Was On Stage This Night

After seeing Professor Louie perform with Guy Davis the previous month at The Extended Play Sessions, we eagerly anticipated the performance by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. Our patience was rewarded by a fabulous show (not that any of us were surprised)!

Professor Louie

Professor Louie

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Funky? Check! White? Check! Honkies???

I try not to have expectations of shows, but whatever expectations I may have had of this show by The Funky White Honkies were blown out of the water by the reality of it!

The Funky White Honkies

The Funky White Honkies

I had never been to a show where the staging was destroyed at the end of the night! It seemed to be a gentle destruction – the drum kits were gently tipped over and the guitar looked like it was playable after restringing – but it was fun to watch Dinty Child create the mess!

Destruction on the Set

Destruction on the Set

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The Get Right Band Funked Up The House!

This was my third time seeing The Get Right Band, an Asheville-based funky rock band, at The Extended Play Sessions, and I am not growing tired of them in the least!

The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band

This band needs to be seen live to be fully appreciated; they have an energy as well as a way of connecting with their audience that makes them stand out.

The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band

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Get Your Dancin’ Shoes On!

We all need to cut loose a bit every once in a while and just enjoy music and friends for the pure joy of…well, music and friends!

The Get Right Band (Official Poster)

The Get Right Band (Official Poster)

The Get Right Band is returning to The Fallout Shelter at The Extended Play Sessions on Monday, October 19th!

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What Is Hip? Tower Of Power, That’s What!

I am sure it was with reluctance that the first appearance of Tower of Power at the Lowell Summer Music Series was moved indoors due to inclement weather. TOP, as they are known, is a dance band and the indoor space is not as conducive to dancing as Boarding House Park.

Ray Greene

Ray Greene

Still, TOP brought much so energy and talent to the stage that evening that, in the long run, nobody minded sitting in a high school auditorium.

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Funk/Reggae Rocked The House!

This was not the first time The Extended Play Sessions hosted The Get Right Band, a funk/reggae/rock trio from Asheville, North Carolina, so we knew to expect a dance party. Little did we know that more people would be on their collective feet for most of the show!

The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band

As I write this, knowing the band will return in the fall for a third show, I feel that The Get Right Band is our ‘house’ band. We are all comfortable with one another and that is evident in their performance.

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Start The Summer Off With The Get Right Band!

The Extended Play Sessions American Roots Music Television announced the return of funk-jam masters The Get Right Band, who will be in the studio for a Session on Sunday, May 24th at 7 pm. I saw this band the last time they were at the Sessions and they were a blast!

The Get Right Band (Official Poster)

The Get Right Band (Official Poster)

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