Grace Morrison soars on perfect Americana roots album I'm The Apple

Grace Morrison soars on perfect Americana roots album I’m The Apple

Grace Morrison’s latest CD I’m The Apple is a treat for the ears on every track. Morrison’s bright, chirpy timbre and vocal glide make her a winsome favorite in the local scene. Her songwriting prowess allows her to conjure many fine lyrical moments, and the instrumentation she and her support band lay out sparkle in their own special light during their special moments. This especially true of producer Jon Evans guitar work and the extra texture offered by backing singer John Baptista.

Yukiko Fujii

Tokyo Tramps grace Greedy Geezer’s annual Garage Night Cookout

Tokyo Tramps have come a long way in their 20 year journey into American blues music. They’ve incorporated many Americana roots elements into their sound, and they’re looking to take things to a higher level. They have an artist representative who attends their shows, and a label in their home country of Japan is considering […]

Evan Goodrow offers fine funk vocal and guitar performances on new album Burn

Evan Goodrow offers fine funk vocal and guitar performances on new album Burn

Evan Goodrow’s latest album Burn makes the most of this local blue eyed soul man’s electric guitar talents and svelte vocal ability. Goodrow keeps himself tighter with his trio than he’s ever played before, and he throws in a few pleasant surprises with his song selection.

Linda Marks shines on new Say Yes To Love album

Linda Marks shines on new Say Yes To Love album

Boston’s jazz chanteuse Linda Marks has been a fixture on the local scene for some time now. Her new release, Say Yes To Love, will have you saying yes to Linda Marks. Her voice is remarkably bright and tender, hitting the listener’s soft spot on every track. Her knack for arranging material from other artists and songwriters is unerring, always offering a fresh perspective that is likable and engaging.

Jane Ross Fallon

Jane Ross Fallon continues to prove her songwriting talent

Jane Ross Fallon has been a very successful singer-songwriter for a very long time, successful in that she’s won numerous singer-songwriter contests and successful in reaching many, many people throughout the region with her words and music.

Susan Cattaneo goes for broke with magnum opus The Hammer And The Heart album

Susan Cattaneo goes for broke with magnum opus The Hammer And The Heart album

There are times when an artist has to move forward in a big way. Boston’s roots singer-songwriter Susan Cattaneo went for broke and recorded a double disc CD set. This new album, The Hammer & The Heart, teeming with quality songs and high octane guest musician and singers, should be a huge artistic success, the kind that will gain her new respect and awe from listeners. From the larger movements of sound to the more subtle nuanced touches, Cattaneo paints a large, masterfully portrait of the American landscape while injecting her own personal points of view with an honestly that sometimes soothes and sometimes stings.

Yoko Miwa Trio outdo themselves with bopping Pathways album

Yoko Miwa Trio outdo themselves with bopping Pathways album

Yoko Miwa Trio’s latest album Pathways finds the youthful Boston area jazz pianist, composer, arranger offering four of her original compositions as well as four thoughtfully considered arrangements of other artists’ work. Miwa and her band play these pieces with more crackling energy and with more of a bopping charge than they played on previous discs. Instead of offering merely a treat for the ears and minds with sophisticated jazz, the trio play jazz that can make one snap his fingers, tap his toes, and bob his head, all at the same time.

Rick Drost offers much to the heart, soul, and mind on debut album Turning The World

Rick Drost offers much to the heart, soul, and mind on debut album Turning The World

Rick Drost just dropped his engaging and interesting folk album Turning The World, and it’s hard to stop listening to his gently, quietly appealing songs. This Cambridge, Massachusetts-based folk songsmith has been writing and singing his own songs since his college days in the 1960s. Yet, this is actually his first solo album of his own material, and, as he’s no longer a young fellow, all we can wonder is what took him so long.

Gil Correia; headliner and festival organizer

Gil Correia And The Shameless to headline 25th annual Onset Bay Blues Festival Saturday, August 5th

The Annual Onset Bay Blues Festival this Saturday, August 5th is the event’s 25th anniversary. Festival organizer, Gil Correia, will be headlining the festival with his own act, Gil Correia And The Shameless.

Ilana Katz Katz, Park Street Station

Ilana Katz Katz rocked the Red Line’s Park Street Station

Ilana Katz Katz is a professional Boston-based musician who has never lost touch with her roots. Unlike many singer-songwriters and solo musicians who begin their careers playing the subways, fiddler-singer Katz never lost her affinity for playing the Red Line’s Park Street Station. So, it made perfect sense to capture her live in one of her favorite performance areas. Katz’s Friday morning subway gig was a lively affair to remember as she sang and played her fiddle through her small CRATE amplifier.