Adam Ezra, Charlene Bemis

Adam Ezra Group, Salisbury Beach gearing up for seventh Ramble, August 27

Adam Ezra Group is busy gearing up for their seventh Ramble event. An all day music event that supports veterans of the United States military and their families, Adam Ezra Group will perform a lengthy headlining set after a series of bands and singer-songwriters take turns using two stages that stand about 50 yards apart […]

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photo credit: Charles Fields

Steve Morgan And The Kingfish on the rise, playing BluesNBrews

Steve Morgan And The Kingfish have been on a roll lately, a wild roll. In the past year, they’ve won the Cape Cod Talent Search and the Boston Blues Society’s Boston Blues Challenge. Since then, the Cape based blues band has been playing and will keep playing some high profile gig, including a set to open the two day BluesNBrews Festival in Westford, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 20th.

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Mama Love And The Motivators to open Barnful Of Blues Festival

Mama Love And The Motivators to open Barnful Of Blues Festival

Who’s your mama? Always fronted by the driving redheaded fireball Kendal Bush, everyone knows who their Mama is. Blues band Mama Love And The Motivators have been playing out around southern New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts, and wherever they can find gigs beyond that for about four years now. Initially calling themselves Mama Love And The Wicked Sons, the name changed as personnel shifts continued until their current line up was finalized.

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KISS Forever rock and rolled all nite

KISS Forever rock and rolled all nite

There is nothing in rock and roll quite like a Kiss concert. There’s nothing quite like a Kiss concert but a few good tribute bands have come somewhat close to approximating the experience. Malden, Massachusetts based KISS Forever performed a fundraising concert at that city’s high school auditorium last Saturday night. The band offered plenty of lights, flash, and good costuming. More importantly, KISS Forever had the Kiss sound down pat. Aside from the show, they’re also good musicians who know what they’re doing, melodically and rhythmic.

Heather McKibben, local law enforcement

HeatherFest22 was a day of beautiful vibes and especially good blues

Escaping the rains that plagued last year’s event, HeatherFest22 went off with out a hitch last Sunday afternoon. With Racky Thomas again serving as Master Of Ceremonies and leading the side stage action, HF22 moved forward with a fantastic mix of blues, R&B, soul, and funk. The lineup of outstanding bands performed during that day of positive vibes that sprang from charitable giving and patriotic reflections on the anniversary of September 11 as well as from a stirring speech from a local police sergeant. HeatherFest, essentially, is a backyard barbeque with a stage set up for blues bands with representatives from local charities on hand to donate to.