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Stumble Inn, Londonderry, NH; Bentley's Saloon, Arundel, Maine; Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA; Wobbly Barn Steakhouse, Killington, Vermont. Photoshop by Alicia Botticelli-Tarasuk of Radio Roulette band

September, time to Fall into some great New England music and venues

Hello gentle readers. Welcome to my September 2019 Buzz Column. Now that we head into Fall, it might be time to appreciate some of New England’s most famous outdoorsy looking venues. Those barn like and historic looking structures have always reminded me of Fall. I think it’s because barns are where things are brought inside […]

Joanne Lurgio rises to musical, spiritual heights with Crossing Jordan

Joanne Lurgio rises to musical, spiritual heights with Crossing Jordan

Joanne Lurgio’s latest CD Crossing Jordan, featuring accompanist Bryan Barrette, finds her in a spiritual mode. Although she’s returned to her church and her religious training for her lyrical fair, Lurgio’s vocal and musical delivery is not far removed from her previous singer-songwriter material. Her ten arrangements and two originals here tug on the ear […]

Linda Marks rises to higher level with album In Grace

Linda Marks rises to higher level with album In Grace

Linda Marks must be taking a lot of vitamins or drinking a lot of coffee. She seems to have new CD release every year, each released like clockwork. Her latest, In Grace, is aptly titled, as she’s emboldened by her previous successes and this recording shows it. Every song feels like it’s approaching something epic. […]

Steve Rodgers keeps things deep, personal, reflective on strong release Count It All Joy

Steve Rodgers keeps things deep, personal, reflective on strong release Count It All Joy

Steve Rogers is a Connecticut singer-songwriter who aims for the listener’s soft spot and always hits it. Focusing on tales of loss, hope, human connection, and triumph on his Count It All Joy album, this singer-songwriter mines the depths of his experience as well as the human heart to come up with realistic song scenarios […]

Bubba Loaf; Greedy Geezer annual BBQ

Greedy Geezer annual BBQ band line up goes over well in Stoughton

Greedy Geezer hosted his annual Greedy Geezer’s Garage Night BBQ at his Stoughton, Massachusetts backyard last Saturday afternoon, and it was a real hootenanny. The variety and quality of music was matched only by the variety and quality of barbeque food offered by this master of roots music and smoked meats. I arrived in time […]

Amanda McCarthy starts out strong with debut disc Road Trip

Amanda McCarthy starts out strong with debut disc Road Trip

Amanda McCarthy’s debut full length CD Road Trip is loaded with folksy, pop-rock tunes that grab the ear and never let go. McCarthy’s earnest, sincere vocal delivery reaches the listener’s soft spot as much as her plaintive lyrics about her life in our modern times. Opening track “Idaho” focuses on her life in a small […]

Jarhead Benefit; VFW Salem, NH; August 23

August; a great music month for festivals and benefits

August has been known for its dog days of summer. But, the New England music scene this summer has a fine pedigree of talent. This last summer month is a great time to check out live music. You might want to check out upcoming blues festivals scattered around New England and a Jarhead fundraising event […]

Katrina Marie Band live

Katrina Marie Band strutted their stuff at Gulu Gule Cafe

Katrina Marie Band hit the Gulu Gulu Café in Salem, Massachusetts last night, proving their old school R&B standards and originals were a good match for the vibe of the old fashioned ale house. Opening with “Man Like That” Katrina Marie’s voice purred, a raspy flow properly supported by the rumble of the rhythm section […]

Chris Beard, playing Nelson's August 16

Nelson’s Candies/Local’s Café has line up Dave Fields, Otis Doncaster, Chris Beard, Paul Klemperer, L&M Rhythm Kings with Bees Deluxe, and Harris and Midwest Kind

Former owner Doug Nelson and new owner Nancy Feraco was recently on hand to discuss the upcoming music events at Nelson’s Candlies/Local’s Café in Wilton, New Hampshire. This unique venue, Local’s Café, is on the other side of a candy making, candy retailing facility. To the uninitiated, it’s unusual to see a live blues band […]

Jennifer Truesdale

Jennifer Truesdale, an artist who shines on many levels

Jennifer Truesdale is a whirling dervish of activity. The voice instructor, Chick Singer Night co-organizer, and singer-songwriter in her own right recently released her Through The Circle album on CD and online. Her bluesy, torch vocals can be applied across many genres which seems to fit the vibrant personality of this multi-dimensional artist. Truesdale is […]