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Rebirth Brass Band Brought Da N’awlins Funk To South Florida

There will never be a time when I will tire of hearing some great music that’s steeped in New Orleans tradition, so I was excited for Rebirth Brass Band to perform at The Kelsey Theater which is so close to my home!

Rebirth Brass Band

What an excellent show at this undiscovered gem of a venue!

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Lowell Summer Music Series’ 29th Season Begins!

Yes, friends, the Lowell Summer Music Series starts its stellar 29th season tomorrow, Thursday, June 13th! This weekend promises three incredible shows – I’ve seen all the artists (except Sunday night’s opener) perform multiple times and attendees are in for a treat each night as well as the rest of the summer.

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Amy Helm Rocked Kai’s Music Garden!

Amy Helm is one of my very favorite musicians, so I was thrilled when she announced a show at Kai’s Music Garden which is only a half hour drive for me. I was probably the first person to buy a ticket!

Amy Helm

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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).

Tim Reynolds

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Nearing The End Of The Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcements?

The past month of lineup announcements by the Newport Folk Festival has been nothing short of fabulous! Of course this is what I have come to expect but that does not lessen the impact of the addition of some favorite artists as well as ones I have never seen but want to see! It seems like we are nearing the end of the lineup announcements, but I believe there are still a few more to come. Stay tuned!

Newport Folk Festival Logo

Newport Folk Festival Trademarked Logo

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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.

Victor Wooten

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!

Sinbad

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The Oh Hellos Delivered A High-Intensity Show – As Always!

Ever since the first time I saw The Oh Hellos at Newport Folk Festival, I try to see them whenever they are in town (wherever my current town may be), so I was delighted when they announced a show at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale!

The Oh Hellos

I was even more delighted when a band to whom they introduced me several years ago in Boston, Family and Friends, was announced as the opener!

Family and Friends

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Inaugural Show Of New Folk And Americana Series In Boston!

Lucky Bostonians! This is going to be a fabulous new series, beginning tomorrow with The Weight Band! Tickets are still available (link is below) and when you go, pick up a copy of their terrific new album!

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A Crowd Favorite Returns To The Lowell Summer Music Series

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy return to  the Lowell Summer Music Series after several years’ absence on Saturday, September 1st! I remember once watching in amazement as Natalie step-danced while seven months’ pregnant!

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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.

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