Guitarist Chris Lamy has had an interesting history in the punk rock scenes in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York. A member of the Jabbers during the GG Allin period and a friend of Johnny Ramones during The Ramones’ heyday, Lamy collected many pieces of memorabilia. Having reached an age of maturity, Lamy has decided to sell these pieces through RRAuction’s online auction service in July.
Ruby Rose Fox has, through hard work and talent, risen to the top of the Boston music scene. After starting out a few years ago going to open mics and networking, she was selected to compete in the 2013 Rumble, got nominated for a couple of Boston Music Awards in 2013 and 2014, before winning a BMA for Best Female Vocalist at last December’s Award show.
Shanta Paloma is on a role. The glam doll of the western Massachusetts music scene has been building a recording studio in her apartment. This gives her the control to make her songs sound the way she hears them in her head. “When they come out something different, I have no one else to blame but me,” she said.
The New England Music Awards is now running like a well oiled machine. Held at Showcase Live at Patriot’s Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts last Saturday night, performers and presenters were on and off the stage without hardly a glitch. This gave the performers a comfortable setting to strut their stuff between speakers and presentations. Showing what the whole event was all about, the bands who performed last night gave it their all as they presented their music to a six state audience.
Stop the presses. There’s a celebrity in the room. Regionally known musician Cheryl Arena was the featured artist at the Wantu Blues Jam last Sunday afternoon, and the harmonica lady blew several hip, soulful melody lines through her treasured instrument. Lilting, melodic harp lines, train whistle melodies, and heftier phrases were just a few of things Arena pulled out of her bag of tricks.