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Bob Catalano, Daniel Wray

No Shoes Nation brought Chesney experience to life at Hard Rock

Dedicated to chart topping country music star Kenny Chesney, No Shoes Nation is a tribute band on a roll. This act shines because of the professional musicians who render the songs in fine, emotive, energetic detail and the atmosphere created by their enthusiastic audiences. Last Saturday night’s show at the Hard Rock Café in Boston, […]

Bayou Boy Orchestra provide plenty of tasty country, Louisiana, blues flavor on Son Of Swamp Thing

Bayou Boy Orchestra provide plenty of tasty country, Louisiana, blues flavor on Son Of Swamp Thing

The second time around can prove a challenge for any group of musicians. Yet, The Bayou Boy Orchestra has come up with a terrifically fun sophomore album. Titled Son Of Swamp Thing: The Legend Of A Bayou Boy Vol. 2, it finds the merry band of roots, Americana players formed by the infamous Greedy Geezer […]

Tributes to Bad Company, Alanis Morrisette

May Buzz column; warming up New England’s music scene

Hello May, You inspire so many songs with your easeful, comfortably warm weather. May of this 2019 is also loaded with great live shows. Here is a cross section of some of the best bands and singer-songwriters playing around our six state region. May 2: Ayla Nereo w/ Elijah Ray at Higher Ground in South […]

Jennifer Truesdale new CD

Jennifer Truesdale reflects true artistry on Through The Circle

Jennifer Truesdale’s latest CD Through The Circle is a full bodied work in which each track is packed with fine instrumentation to accompany Truesdale’s high octane vocal appeal. Every track on here has nuanced and vibrant musical accompaniment to support a towering vocal talent and a singer with numerous approaches to each genre she works […]

Sugar Snow does tremendous work with Woodface  Reimagined, an interpretation of old Crowded House album

Sugar Snow does tremendous work with Woodface Reimagined, an interpretation of old Crowded House album

Sugar Snow, the band name representing singer Simone Berk, whipped up this re-imagined version of the Woodface album by 1980s and 1990s band Crowded House. Simply titled Woodface Reimagined, it is loaded with Sugar Snow’s arrangements that rock with edge, precision, and daring. I am not too familiar with Crowded House and had forgotten them […]

The Low In Between are off to fine start with Apart

The Low In Between are off to fine start with Apart

The Low In Between are an interesting Boston band with an interesting CD. Simply titled Apart, it is brimming with fine nuggets of guitar and vocals in an alt-country manner. Yet, the rhythm section on each track make their own impression. All four continuously come together as four solid cornerstones in a sound that is […]

New Hampshire's Arthur James, doing acoustic blues justice on Hey...I'm Still Here

New Hampshire’s Arthur James, doing acoustic blues justice on Hey…I’m Still Here

Lightning can strike in the same place and turn an ordinary man into an extraordinary blues artist with the utterance of a singer word. I’m not talking about Shazam. I’m talking about New Hampshire blues giant Arthur James, a tall presence on northern New England’s blues scene. Last time around, Arthur James treated his listeners […]