The Energy Of Tower Of Power Returns To Lowell Summer Music Series
The Lowell Summer Music Series is welcoming soul powerhouse Tower of Power back to the Series for a repeat appearance on August 22nd! I’ve seen them a number of times, including their last appearance at the Series which was rained indoors but which did not dampen their enthusiasm in the least.
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!
We Were Taken To The River And Beyond
There is so much history in the Memphis music scene, and three of the elder statesmen of that scene headlined a stupendous show titled Take Me to the River at the Parker Playhouse over the past weekend.
These three gentlemen – William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Don Bryant – are 78, 84, and 75 years of age, respectively, but none of them show any signs of slowing. We were in the presence of music royalty and we knew it. And we appreciated it!
Go See Girls Guns And Glory Now!
I was quite excited for the Girls Guns and Glory show at The Sinclair recently. Not only is this one of my favorite bands, but Julie Rhodes – another favorite – opened the show! How great is it to be able to see friends knock it out of the park at a wonderful venue with an alleviating audience that was large despite competing with a Patriots playoff game!
Ruby Rose Fox Is A Must-See Up-and-Coming Artist
There is a Boston-based singer-songwriter named Ruby Rose Fox. Do not forget her name because she (along with her backing vocalists, the Gloria Steinems) will be a big star in the not-too-distant future.
Described as a vocal powerhouse of soul-driven edgy rock ‘n roll, Ruby stuns a crowd when the first notes pour from her mouth. The first time I saw her, without having heard any of her music, my jaw dropped and I was hooked.
Soulful Blues? Bluesy Soul?
The fabulous Canadian blues artist Matt Andersen made his way south of the border for a tour supporting his most recent release, Honest Man, and I was fortunate to be able to see not one but two of his shows! This Extended Play Sessions show was the second of those shows, and by now I knew his new album very well.
Soulful Blues Master From North Of The Border
Click here to read my review of this show on No Depression.
What A Set Of Pipes!
I saw Shemekia Copeland about nine years ago, opening for the late great Koko Taylor, and have been waiting for the chance to see her again. My patience was rewarded with the perfect seat at a stellar show at Regattabar last month.
A Mostly Acoustic Blues/Soul Great Appears At The Extended Play Sessions
The incomparable Matt Andersen is making a repeat appearance at The Fallout Shelter at The Extended Play Sessions on Monday, March 21st. I saw Matt at a different venue recently (the second time I have seen him) and he is even more amazing than the first time I saw him. The audience at The Extended Play Sessions is in for a treat!
See Julie Rhodes! Hear Her Powerful Voice!
I saw Julie Rhodes perform 2.1 times (the .1 comes from seeing her sing one song at a show with another band) prior to this CD release show at Thunder Road, a relatively new venue in the Boston area, and still I was unprepared for the powerful performance I witnessed this evening.