A very special afternoon of music to benefit the Mastery School of Independent Learning 6/5/16

A very special afternoon of music to benefit the Mastery School of Independent Learning featuring acclaimed local talents Black Cadillac Trio and Detroit Breakdown.

Black Cadillac Trio features raw, stripped down music for the modern fan. Their roots are in classic blues, rock, and soul … with a taste of country twang. Their mix of eclectic covers and original songs has been well received by reviewers and local venues since their formation in mid-2013.

The Detroit Breakdown Band is a high energy Band playing music specifically tailored to keep the audience on the dance floor. Formed in September of 2008, Detroit Breakdown blends infectious grooves with a vast array of genres and artists that each band member interprets in our own special way, leading to a common thread connecting each in a natural way.

Whaling City Sound and Narrows Center present Greg Abate with Guest Richie Cole Celebrating Phil Woods 6/2/16

In the summer of 2014, Greg Abate and the Tim Ray Trio recorded Kindred Spirits: Live at Chans, a 2-CD set in Woonsocket, RI with jazz sax legend Phil Woods. Mr. Woods passed away a few months later, just before the CD was released. Eighty two and on oxygen full time at the time of the recording, Woods was still one of the finest masters on the planet and Greg and the trio really rose to the occasion. Continue reading

The Curators 4/28/16

Red Monkey records and Bongo Beach Productions present The Curators. Join us for the release of The Curators new record “Museum of Ghosts.” Grammy nominated engineer John Mailloux picks up his guitar and joins forces with Jason Medeiros, George Correia and Rob Massoud for a night of Rock and Roll. They will be joined on stage by special guests on guitar, horns and vocals. Opening act Andrea Belanger who contributed her talent on the record will also join the band onstage. The record is sponsored in part by a grant from the Fall River Cultural Council. The project was inspired by the beauty and grit of the city that we live in. Watching cars cross the big bridge and hanging with the same kids. Tickets are $20 and include a CD.

Dayna Kurtz and Danielle Miraglia 6/10/16

This is a great double bill featuring two of the finest singer/songwriters and interpreters of songs on the americana scene today.

Dayna has a voice that is equally at home singing blues, jazz, folk etc. Critic James Reed of the Boston Globe wrote in a review of Beautiful Yesterday, that “there’s no logical reason why singer-songwriter Dayna Kurtz is not a full-blown star.” I couldn’t agree more.

Danielle comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. On her latest “Glory Junkies” she’s joined by a killer cast of musicians blending the classic rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle’s signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst.  Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

Gongs of Joy – Gong Bath Meditation 6/1/16

Join A. Michelle and Joy for a Gong Bath Meditation. Come to clear, energize and balance through the deep vibration and resonance of the gongs. This extraordinary sound experience allows you to rest into your deeper self and move into a dream-like state while waves of gong tones wash over, around and through you . Immersed in holistic sound, your mind, body and spirit tune into a state of profound relaxation and spontaneous healing.  Leave with greater clarity, inner peace, and a connection to your inner truth and joy! Bring whatever you need to be comfortable on the floor.

WHAT IS A GONG BATH ?

A gong bath is like a very deep and lasting massage that tunes the body and soul to align with vibration of the bronze gongs. Usually lying on your back, arms at your sides, you receive the resonance of these vibrational instruments to help wash away worries, concerns and blocks that separate you from your true nature – the sacred self. Immediate benefits of a gong bath may include deeper sleep, relief from chronic pain and stress, and an overall increase in your sense of well-being.

ABOUT US

Gongmaster JOY is the sacred sound healing artist playing the Gongs of Joy! She played the gongs with The Resonant Voices of the Spheres for 6 years, and was a co-founding member of the original ensemble. Joy’s teacher, Grand Gongmaster Don Conreaux, has been an inspiration and guide in helping her follow the Way of the Gong. Joy offers gong baths, private gong healing sessions, gong workshops, and other rituals in the southern New England area. She is also a psychotherapist, health and nutritional counselor, and spiritual guide, helping clients to release stress, develop better eating habits and food choices, and bring balance to mind, body and spirit!

Drumsinger A.MICHELLE is gifted with a rich voice and a multi-octave range. She channels Sacred Sound in harmony with Native American flutes, rattles and drums, to facilitate therapeutic soundings and guided meditations. Properly grounded and focused in love, these sacred sounds are highly transformational and can assist with raising one’s own energetic vibration. In the music business for 20+ years, A. Michelle co-founded Big Noise LLC, an international music production and artist development firm whose clients have included Christina Aguilera, Jim Brickman, and Brian Wilson.

Michelle has been co-creating drum circles and leading sound meditations since 2002. Combining sounds of gongs, singing bowls, drums and flutes, A. Michelle supports blissful harmonic attunement for body, mind, and spirit.

Danielle Nicole 6/3/16

A 2014 Blues Music Award winner, there’s not a time in her life that singer/bassist/songwriter Danielle Nicole (born Danielle Nicole Schnebelen) doesn’t remember loving to perform. As a child, she would sing for her family at holidays and took tap, jazz and ballet lessons for many years competing in numerous events. Danielle also took band in middle school, playing the tenor saxophone and enjoying it quite a bit. Unfortunately, she was forced to quit when the family moved to Kansas City and the new school did not offer band.

Danielle comes from generations of singers. Her grandmother, Evelyn Skinner, was a big band singer. Danielle’s mother, Lisa Swedlund, taught her everything she knew while growing up and listening to all different kinds of music from the Everly Brothers to the B-52s.

It wasn’t until she was 12 that Danielle took to the stage for the first time singing, Koko Taylor’s “Never Trust a Man” at a Blues for Schools program that her parents were playing at Englewood Elementary. From then on, she knew music would be her passion for the rest of her life.