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Songwriting Master To Perform in Delray Beach

I am a long-time fan of Jimmy Webb, at least since the first time I heard ‘MacArthur Park’ in 1967-68. It was my then-boyfriend and my ‘song’ because of the reference to a ‘yellow cotton dress’!

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Official Photo by Sasa Tkalcan

I have never seen him perform, but I am remedying that situation on January 24th at Crest Theatre at Old School Square in Delray Beach, and you can too by clicking here to buy tickets! Tickets are $57 reserved/$77 premium; $408 premium club seating (via box office only) – 561.243.7922.

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2017 By The Numbers

Several years ago, a friend suggested I put together some statistics about my year in music. I am continuing the tradition once again, despite not seeing as many shows last year! At the beginning of the year I said I was going to slow down my concert-going and unfortunately because I was forced to relocate from a fabulous music city to one that is less so, I saw fewer shows than I had since 2013… Sad face…

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Go out and hear live music! The musicians will be most appreciative! Your mental health will thank you too…

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A Show Worth Waiting For

I am a relatively new (meaning the past eight or nine years) fan of Steve Earle and The Dukes and try to see him every chance I get, so I was thrilled to be able to cover the rescheduled show at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale. The band had originally been scheduled to do a south Florida tour that unfortunately coincided with Hurricane Irma… The show was to be held at the Parker Playhouse which was previously booked this night so they partnered with the Auditorium to present it this night.

Steve Earle

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Today is One of the Happiest Days of the Year!

Yes, folk family, tickets for the Newport Folk Festival go on sale this morning, November 29th at 10am!

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Click here to go to Eventbrite for tickets! The two- and three-day passes will sell out very quickly; three-day passes usually sell out in under one hour. Even if you don’t know if you can go, buy them because the Festival has a fan-to-fan ticket exchange.

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The Lowell Summer Music Series Announces Its First 2018 Show!

The Lowell Summer Music Series started their announcements for the next season – 2018 – today with a fabulous coup! Appearing for the first time on Friday, June 15th is the incredible Rhiannon Giddens!

 

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Yes? YES, please!

YES is one of those bands I listened to a lot back in the early 1970s. Their progressive rock style appealed to me and many of my friends, and I even saw them once then. Fast forward to 2017 and there are two versions of YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman which tour. I was fortunate to see this version at the lovely Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

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Trombone Shorty Rocked The Sold-Out Audience!

As some of you may know, I relocated to South Florida a couple of months ago (yes, just in time to evacuate for Hurricane Irma). Seeing one of my favorites, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, at Revolution Live was an incredible way to start my inroad into the local music scene! I also finally saw Dumpstaphunk, a band I have been jonesing to see live!

Trombone Shorty

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Here Are The Final Additions To The AMERICANAFEST℠ Line-up!

The Americana Music Association is thrilled to bring to you today the last round of almost 300 artists slated to perform at this year’s AMERICANAFEST!

More friends have been added to the line-up and I am incredibly excited for them!  Not only are friends performing, but also some of my favorite bands so I can already tell I am going to have a difficult time deciding what showcases to see.

This is an amazing festival and conference. I know no matter what I see, though, I will hear fabulous music!

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More Amazing Additions To The AMERICANAFEST℠ Line-up!

The Americana Music Association is thrilled to bring to you today the second round of almost 300 artists slated to perform at this year’s AMERICANAFEST!

More friends have been added to the line-up and I am incredibly excited for them!  Not only are friends performing, but also some of my favorite bands so I can already tell I am going to have a difficult time deciding what showcases to see.

No matter what I see, though, I will hear fabulous music!

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Fabulous Evening Of Storytelling And Song

I knew about American Aquarium, an alt-country/rock band from North Carolina, but until a few months ago could not have told you that BJ Barham fronts that band. I received his début solo release, Rockingham, and knew I had to see him perform.

BJ Barham

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