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.
Michelle Willson has been a very busy gal lately. She’s currently learning songs to sing with Dr. John on a February 25th Wilbur Theater concert. Willson’s job is to be the female duet partner for the doctor’s tour to promote his latest release, a collection of Louis Jordan songs, some recorded with female singers.
Hosted by the boisterous Bryan Tann of the Tanndemonium radio show and sponsored by Granite Coast Entertainment, the New England Music Awards hosted an artist showcase at Faneuil Hall’s Hard Rock Café in Boston last Saturday night. Each band had something special to offer, and each received quite a welcome and quite a boost from the ever so enthusiastic Mr. Tann. Man, can that guy announce a band.
Named after a song by ELP, Four Fates treated an audience at Whippersnappers in Londonderry, New Hampshire to two hours of music by the Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer. And they went over big.