"In many ways this is my first album," Brett Dennen says of his newest record, Loverboy. In these last two years I've really been thinking, if this is what I want to do then I have to do it in a way that keeps me healthy and happy. I need to take care of my body with nutrition and exercise. I need to take time off, even if I don't want to, and actually appreciate and enjoy it. And I want to bring all of that balance to my fans. That's what this record is really about. I want people to put on Loverboy and feel good. I want to make people dance!" wwwbrettdennen.net
Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association for his lifetime achievements. "It's overwhelming and humbling," Bush says of award. "It goes along with the title cut of my new album, Circles Around Me, which basically says, how in the hell did we get this far? In my brain I'm still 17, but I look in the mirror and I'm 57." But honors are not what drive him. "I didn't get into music to win awards," he says. "I'm just now starting to get somewhere.
A Narrows fave, who seamlessly mixes blues and soul for a dynamic and original sound. Seth posses a powerful voice, smooth guitar playing and smoking band. He ripped it up at the 2009 Arts Fest. Check out the buzz. www.sethwalker.com
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At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While still in her 20s, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer.
Dave’s been mining Americana music before the term was coined. He started with The Blasters, then moved onto X. He just released his 11th solo album aptly titled Eleven Eleven. Eleven Eleven, described as the "King of California's" most driving, electric blues and rock oriented album since 2004's critically acclaimed Ashgrove, includes 11-tracks, for the first time in his career, written and recorded on the road and during breaks while on tour.
Can the members of Girlyman read each other’s minds? Sometimes it seems so. Onstage they often finish one another’s sentences or burst into improvised three-part ditties so tight they seem rehearsed. Truth is, the Atlanta-based trio has had years to develop this rapport. Doris Muramatsu and Tylan Greenstein became best friends in second grade. The two met Nate Borofsky in college at a talent show, and since then they’ve been creating their own unique language of three-part harmony.
THE METERS EXPERIENCE FEATURING LEO NOCENTELLI OF THE METERS
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Grammy winner,a songwriter whose song Cissy Strut is in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, and a founding member of New Orleans favorite sons The Meters, Leo Nocentelli is one of the funkiest dudes you will ever hear. This show celebrates all that is The Meters as well as all the funk Crescent City can deliver. This is his only New England appearance.www.nocentelli.com
A singular performer/writer/arranger, Bromberg’s remarkable musical versatility and innovative resourcefulness have earned vast critical and popular acclaim. He is also impossible to classify, as one critic perceptively wrote, “David Bromberg fits no pigeonholes. He is part of everything contemporarily musical. He is a product of blues, country, jazz, folk, and classical music. From his early success as a guitar virtuoso, Mr. Bromberg has developed into a brilliant entertainer.” He will be touring behind his Latest release Use Me featuring Dr.
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition. She—a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player—is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local. She pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before.
CELEBRATING OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ROSANNE CASH
Opening Act: Jeffrey Foucault
At 18 she joined The Johnny Cash Show, further absorbing his influence along with that of his legendary touring show partners Carl Perkins and the Carter Family. The Carter Family's June Carter later became Rosanne's stepmother when she married Cash in 1968. Rosanne went on to study drama at Nashville's Vanderbilt University and at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles before focusing on her music.
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