Peter and the band are forging new sounds and in the process spreading the word about their human powered show- powered by pedal driven generators right on the dance floor! It doesn’t hurt that they are a rising force on the local rock scene, too, with some of the best new music we’ve heard in quite a while.
After being discoverd by legendary guitarist Ronnie Earl (at a Stevie Wonder concert, no less), Keller appeared as a singer and co-writer on Earl’s 2010 BMA-nominated CD, Living In the Light. Next, blues and soul fans got to hear Keller with his own band on his all-original critically-acclaimed release Play for Love. And now, Keller is releasing his latest gem: Where I’m Coming From, an album of deep soul songs recorded with The Revelations, one of the hottest soul bands on the scene today.
A rare and precious date with one of Boston’s legendary funk bands- They’ve shared the stage with Maceo Parker, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, the Tom Tom Club, Rustic Overtones, the Grey Boy All-Stars, the Average White Band, Deep Banana Blackout and Original P. To date, nearly 20,000 copies of their five CD’s have been sold. Artist website
Inspired by playing and singing each others songs at their own “porch parties”, these established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. They took their act on the road and “Porch Party Mamas” was born. All are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive individual music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls and Lyle Lovett.
Rob Morseberger, songwriter - Peter Calo, folk rock/indie
Long known as a literate songwriter with a taste for eclectic source material, Rob Morsberger stretched even his own boundaries on his new CD ‘Ghosts’- he comments: “Themes are…gender, expatriation, art, and especially, again and again, mortality. There are several historical narratives also…This is probably the most eccentric and ambitious record I’ve made. It has several long form pieces that move in and out of contrasting styles, and features quite a bit of orchestration.” He’ll be featuring some of his new material.
Nikka Costa, soul/funk/rock - Miss Fairchild, pop/r&b - Anya Marina
Take Prince and add dash of Janis Joplin, and you get Nikka Costa, a music veteran who returns with the first of many planned EPs, Pro *Whoa!, a collection of edgier rock and soul which may surprise fans with its harder sound. Born in 1972, the daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa grew up surrounded by artists (Her godfather: Frank Sinatra) and gradually developed her own voice. By 1981 she released her first single, a cover of Irene Cara’s “(Out Here) On My Own,” which became a hit on the European charts.
Smooth Money Gesture is infectious groove funk with ear twitching space jams, face melting solos and tight rhythmic changes. Since the new millennium, the band has been honing in on their sound, bringing their music from the East Coast to Alaska; finally landing in Nederland, Colorado where the band permanently resides. The sextet’s sound is rooted in rock and roll with elements of funk, bluegrass, metal, and electronica producing a jam based high energy psychedelic creation all their own.
For over sixteen years Beatlejuice has been the #1 choice for Beatles fans looking to get their fix of the Fab Four. Faithfully reproducing some of the greatest songs ever written, Beatlejuice covers every era of the Beatles catalog and on to the solo careers of the boys from Liverpool.
Hailed by the New England press as “Boston’s best roots players” and a “roots supergroup,” the MYSTIX are rapidly gaining recognition across the U.S., Europe and Japan as one of the great Americana/Roots bands anywhere. Their latest CD, “Down to the Shore,” is a smash hit with radio listeners around the world, reaching #17 on the U.S. Americana Chart, #5 on the Euro-Americana chart, and #10 on the Jambands.com/Relix chart) and was listed as a potential Grammy Nomineefor Best Americana Album. Artist website
Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources.