/kəˈnekt/ is a trio from Western Massachusetts, consisting of Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Jordan Knecht, and Ryan Mihaly. The group draws from a wide range of influences - from American folk traditions to the contemporary avant-garde. The result is intimate comprovisational folk songs based on the compositions of Knecht.
Herbstalk is a grassroots event dedicated to educating and inspiring the community about the common use of medicinal herbs in everyday life for wellness and preventative care.
Herbstalk features educational talks given by local herbalists, holistic nutritionists, naturopathic doctors and natural health counselors on a variety of topics geared towards herbal enthusiasts of all ages. Workshops include crafting herbal medicines at home, using herbs for specific ailments, the benefits of aromatherapy and flower essences, urban plant walks and more.
The first Wednesday of the month, Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein host an open mic night that is streamed live and archived online at http://blog.michaeljepstein.com. Performers are invited to share their best short work (5 minutes including setup). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about signing up and logistics. Each month also included a featured artist playing a 25-minute set. This month's featured artist is Falke Yue (Kevin O’Neil).
The 1940s ushered in the Golden Age of antibiotics. Dr Selman Waksman of Rutgers University did pioneering work in the field and eventually discovered streptomycin, which earned him hundreds of thousands of dollars in patent payoffs, countless accolades over decades and eventually the Nobel Prize. Only he did not really discover streptomycin alone and therein lies one of the most fascinating and tragic stories of ego, money and hard science of the 20th Century.
In his current guitar/bass/drums trio -- "not having the piano there taking up all that space," Russell says -- Malone lets the music breathe into his full, round, rich tone. This is not to say that he doesn't play exuberantly. He uses his most amazing chops to serve the songs. The up tempo tunes swing, the ballads melt.
Two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has been pushing down musical boundaries for over four decades with her hauntingly beautiful voice and fearless experimentation. She has carved her own unique path, collaborating with artists from Alison Krauss to Dr. John. On this Song Travels, Jones employs her sultry, dynamic voice to sing some of the standards that have inspired her along the way.