The chorus to the title track on the new Hayes Carll album, What It Is, is a manifesto.
What it was is gone forever / What it could be God only knows.
What it is is right here in front of me / and I’m not letting go.
He’s embracing the moment. Leaving the past where it belongs, accepting there’s no way to know what’s ahead, and challenging himself to be present in both love and life. It’s heady stuff. It also rocks. Continue reading
With three of the most prolific rock guitarists in the world, including GE Smith (Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, & SNL band), Jim Weider (The Band & Levon Helm Band), and Jon Herington (Steely Dan), this is sure to be a historic night of blues, roots, and rock & roll. Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Steely Dan, Lee Dorsey, Bo Diddley, Sam Cooke, and more! Continue reading
Chatham County Line has never been shy about crossing borders. Birthed from country rockers Stillhouse in 1999, the Raleigh, NC-based quartet initially referred to its sound as new traditional, “We were in love with bluegrass, so we wanted to play bluegrass without really being trained in it,” Chatham County Line’s vocalist/guitarist Dave Wilson says. The group used the term “guerrilla bluegrass” to describe themselves in those early years, mainly because they had such a mobile form of playing. Continue reading
Westport, MA native Aaron Lessard teams up with “The Siren Of The South” Stephanie Adlington to bring an evening of speakeasy sultry “Jazzicana” infused with high energy vintage rock ‘n’ roll. For the first time, the award winning Miss Stephanie and Aaron Lessard combine their shows into one, offering a wide range of Blues, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, rockabilly, and more. This blend of styles, mixed in with upright bass and drums, is sure to offer a new dynamic to each of these artists repertoire. Continue reading
“Castro’s aggressive, inspired attack on vocals and guitar is phenomenal.” –Washington Post
“Tommy Castro & The Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul and down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll…rousing and infectious. This is energizing, scorching, soul-shaking music….pure pleasure.” –Living Blues Continue reading
The legendary “East Coast Rock’n’Roll” group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the “Eddie & The Cruisers – Motion Picture Soundtrack”. The hit single “On the Dark Side” held the “Number-One” position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for “five” consecutive weeks. The album sold over 3 million copies and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. Continue reading
What we call the real world is often limited to all that exists on the outside. Deep inside our consciousness is vast realm of existence no less real, but for which there is no universally accepted language.