First Announcement of The Lowell Summer Music Series 31st Season!
The Lowell Summer Music Series is bringing first-timer Joss Stone to Boarding House Park on July 11th! I have one album of hers which I love so I am excited to finally see her.
First Show At An Amazing New Venue!
There is a venue near me, Kai’s Music Garden, that opened on March 9th; I was lucky enough to be at the first show which featured TR3 (Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews’ guitarist).
So Much Talent On This Stage
I did not know what to expect from Victor Wooten and Sinbad‘s Fun ‘N Funk Xplosion Tour’s stop at the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center for the Arts, but at the least I knew I would experience an evening of great music. Victor is one of my favorite musicians to see live and I have seen him in many iterations, both with his own band and with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. This show was something completely original.
First of all, who knew that Sinbad is an accomplished musician? I certainly did not… I am familiar with him as a comedian, but he played percussion, saxophone and trombone, as well as sang!
Welcome A Terrific Funk Band To The Lowell Summer Music Series
Another personal favorite of mine, Lettuce, makes its début at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, June 23rd! I adore this band and am thrilled they are bring their funky music to the Series.
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!
And what a way to start the season!
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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!
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!
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!
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.