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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 […]

Susan Workman,  Stephen Bourassa,

Stephen Bourassa leads Stomp ‘N Holler through Stomp ‘N Brew Fest and even greater success

Stomp N Holler’s leader Stephen Bourassa is a busy man these days. His Worcester-based country band will be hosting and organizing the Stomp N Brew Fest at Worcester’s Greater Good Imperial Brewing on Sunday, August 4. Stomp N Holler became the main act sharing the name with the Festival because his band is putting on […]

Crowes Pasture accomplish much when they Slow It Down

Crowes Pasture accomplish much when they Slow It Down

Crowes Pasture’s latest CD Slow It Down find the pair in chill mode. The husband and wife team of acoustic guitarist Andy Rogovin and banjo player Monique Byrne offer nine tracks loaded with gritty, roosie acoustic notes and tender vocal harmonies. The duo construct their songs around their tender vocals and their alluring choruses and […]

Matt York takes it even higher with Bruisable Heart

Matt York takes it even higher with Bruisable Heart

Matt York’s latest roots album Bruisable Heart conveys many emotional states with his plaintive lyrics and sandpapery vocal. Playing most of the instruments on this disc, York keeps his tight arrangements full of nuanced touches, spiking electric guitar here, slappy acoustic chords there, and just enough of other instruments when needed. The rangy Americana vibe […]