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This Blues Supergroup Thrilled The Wilbur

The Rides is a type of band commonly known as a supergroup. Composed of Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Still & Nash, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Manassas), Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Kenny Wayne Shepherd band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience tours), and Barry Goldberg (The Electric Flag, Steve Miller Band), the trio first got together three years ago to record an album and tour in support of the album.

The Rides

The Rides

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This “Machine” Was Well-Oiled!

I eagerly anticipated this show by Dave Rawlings Machine at The Wilbur Theatre! Several friends introduced me to his music several years ago and I was instantly smitten. Finally, there was a show in the Boston area and it beckoned me!

David Rawlings

Dave Rawlings

Surprisingly, this show was not sold out but that did not diminish the energy in the theatre this night.

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Drive On Down And See The Turnpike Troubadours

A friend suggested I should see The Turnpike Troubadours at The Wilbur Theatre last week because they do not travel much outside Oklahoma and Texas – or did not until this tour. I did not know the band prior to the show, but we have some similar taste in music so I took her advice and got a ticket.

The Turnpike Troubadours

The Turnpike Troubadours

All this was before I knew that The Black Lillies, one of my favorite up-and-coming bands, were supporting them on at least part of the tour!

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The Mavericks Cured Snow Fatigue!

The Mavericks cured whatever ailed the audience at The Wilbur Theatre last week! Most of you know how the Boston area is suffering this winter; seeing live music is helping to keep me – and many others – sane and The Mavericks helped immeasurably!

The Mavericks

The Mavericks

Those of you who have been reading my posts regularly know how much I love this band; I have seen them ‘only’ four times and I think this was the best of them! The Mavericks were on fire Thursday night!

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Another Stringed Instrument Virtuoso Performs

A night after hearing some banjo mastery, I had the privilege of seeing guitar master Leo Kottke perform at The Wilbur Theatre.

Leo Kottke (photo credit:  Brad Palm)

Leo Kottke (photo credit: Brad Palm)

I am fairly sure this was the first time I have seen Leo perform, and it was worth waiting for! Read the rest of this entry

Keep on Truckin’, Robert Hunter

I wouldn’t describe myself as a Dead-Head, but I always loved the Grateful Dead.  This show at the Wilbur Theatre was a rare opportunity to see one of the main lyricists for the Dead.


Robert Hunter wrote many of the Dead’s best known songs – Truckin’, Friend of the Devil, Dark Star, Scarlet Begonias, and Casey Jones, to name a few. Read the rest of this entry

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