John Hall is beginning his busy season, summer. Hall is the south shore based booking agent who has brought us Green Harbor Roots Festival and North River Blues Festival at Marshfield Fair for the last 20 plus years. He also organizes the local affiliate of the national AquaPaloooz musical boat ride to promote Sea Ray Boats. If that isn’t enough, he runs a second boat ride, Soundwaves, as a blues cruise across Boston Harbor to Spectacle Island where numerous bands entertain for a few hours before heading back to the city.
Gay Barboza is an artist at the height of her music career. Even though she took about 20 years off from the business to raise a family, Barboza has been releasing CDs, winning awards, and opening for name acts. Based in the Attleboro, Massachusetts music scene, Barboza, who has also been busy the last ten years running her own dance studio, plays out every weekend, all weekend long.
Chick Singer Night is gearing up for another of their concerts to showcase some of the best women singers in the greater-Boston area. For their upcoming Friday night, June 3rd concert at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts, there will be plenty of variety. This is also the first time CSN will hold their event at the Medford theater.
As they do every year, Adam Ezra Group sailed around Boston Harbor on the Provincetown II last Sunday afternoon with about 750 fans cheering them on as they played through several of their original songs and arrangements. A day after some of the band’ equipment was stolen from their van, surprisingly good weather one upped dreary weather reports and the musicians and their Sunday afternoon fans had one fine day.
Some tribute shows come across like a work of art. Boston’s Peter Parcek and his trio along with special guests paid a glorious tribute to B.B. King as part of the On Stage series at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts last Saturday night. By placing the band at the end of the stage with their backs toward the audience seats, the On Stage producers created a café style seating arrangement for patrons sitting on stage with the band. Last Saturday night’s show was packed, making the tribute a success financially as well as artistically.