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Here Is Something I Have Gotten Behind

One of the bands I have most enjoyed seeing at The Extended Play Sessions, The Get Right Band, is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to produce their next album.

Get Right Band

Get Right Band

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Bass and Groove Masters Were In Da House

I thought I knew what to expect from Victor Wooten, the amazing bass player who coaxes notes from the strings that I have rarely heard from other bassists. I was wrong – Victor delivered a show that was mind-bending and better than any show of his I had seen. The sold-out audience at Regattabar was the lucky recipient of this goodness.

Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten

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The Extended Play Sessions Present A Funky Way to End 2014’s Concert Year

The Extended Play Sessions American Roots Music Television announced that funk band The Get Right Band will be in the studio for a Session on Monday, December 15th at 7 pm. Sorry for the short notice – this Session sounds like it will be one not to miss.


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A Slice Of The Heaven That Is New Orleans

I have known about Kermit Ruffins for many years but had not seen him perform live until last week at Brighton Music Hall. Sure, I saw him on the incredible HBO series ‘Tremé‘ and from his scenes, I knew I had to seize the first opportunity I had to see him.

Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins

Kermit is a (mostly) jazz trumpeter who got his start with the Rebirth Brass Band (hmmm, maybe I did see Kermit with them) in the 1980s. His band is the Barbecue Swingers and swing they did! There was no barbecue at this show unfortunately…

Kermit

Kermit

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Live Snakes!!! At Regattabar!!!

Last week I finally saw a band that I became familiar with about a year ago. I saw a listing for a show of theirs and thought they sounded like a fun band to see; unfortunately I had a conflict that night.

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble held a combination CD release (“Live Snakes”) and Mardi Gras party at Regattabar, replete with costumes, beads and a second line!

Mardi Gras beads!!!

Mardi Gras beads!!!

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Interesting Funky Music

Last night’s musical entertainment was a young band called Moxa at Church of Boston; my friend works with the drummer. He has been promising his colleague that we’d attend a show and we finally made that happen.

Moxa is basically a jam band that incorporates funk, jazz, soul, and rock, to name a few styles.

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