Love and Protest: two concepts that seldom go hand in hand. Until you think about it a while.That’s what singer, guitarist and songwriter Ward Hayden did as he began mapping out plans for Girls Guns & Glory’s next album, which happens to be called Love and Protest. Continue reading
More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Continue reading
American Songwriter says their new album Blooming Through The Black “captures both the live energy the band has come to be known for as well as the sonic evolution that occurred after months of feeling stagnant.” WNYC Soundcheck says that “the quintet Parsonsfield is based in western Massachusetts, but their music draws on the string bands of Appalachia. At least in part. They also like to crank up the amps and pin your ears to the wall.” Continue reading
Magic Dick, the legendary harmonica player for Boston’s legendary J. Geils Band has recently partnered up with guitar and vocal sensation, Shun Ng, to create one of the most dynamic musical acts to come out of Boston in a long time. The music is soulful blues, rockin’ yet thoughtful and performed by arguably two of the top musicians at their respective instruments. Since 1969, Magic Dick has toured the world playing and blowing away clubs and stadiums with the J. Geils Band. Continue reading
With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
This is a great double-bill that is sure to pull on the heart strings and get your toes tapping. Continue reading
“What’s in a name…?” So mused the bard, and all too often the name doesn’t do justice to the subject. Not so with this Vermont octet. Kat herself, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. Continue reading
Quite simply one the best new bands on the scene today.
Sometimes, authenticity can sneak up on you. The first sounds you hear on The Texas Gentlemen’s debut studio album, TX Jelly, is that of a band slowly coming together. Continue reading
This exhibition is about the textile workers and mills that are such an enduring part of our history and landscape.
The artwork itself explores the mills and workers as well as the off-job recreation, and even brings to light the flowers apparently grown in the windows to soften the harsh realities of the factory floor.
It is an art of the workers and immigrants and a part of the American Dream that had both rough and beautiful moments.