Talk to any Adam Ezra Group fan around the country and they’ll tell you that each AEG performance is a one-of-a-kind, community-driven experience, propelled by the spirit of the people in front of the stage. For both fans and band members alike, an AEG concert is a rally to live life with intensity and soak in the moments we share with one another. Continue reading
Pat Travers was born in Toronto, Canada on April 12, 1954. Soon after picking up the guitar at age 12 Pat saw the legend Jimi Hendrix perform in Ottawa. This obvious inspirational concert must have sparked the young Pat to go after the dream of becoming a star like so many of his early influences. Inspired by such guitarists as Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, Pat began playing in bands early in his teens. His first bands were “Red Hot” and “Merge” who played in Quebec area clubs. While the early years were hard, they would eventually pay off in the form of improved musicianship, style, and exposure. Continue reading
Grammy-nominated musician Dr. Martin Taylor, MBE, is a virtuoso guitarist, composer, educator and musical innovator who has been called ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation.’
Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humor with a strong, engaging stage presence. Continue reading
MOLLY TUTTLE When You’re Ready
A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle evolves her signature sound with boundary-breaking songs on her compelling debut album, When You’re Ready. Already crowned “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her EP, Tuttle has broken boundaries and garnered the respect of her peers, winning fans for her incredible flatpicking guitar technique and confessional songwriting. Graced with a clear, true voice and a keen melodic sense, the 26-year-old seems poised for a long and exciting career. When You’re Ready, produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers) showcases her astonishing range and versatility and shows that she is more than simply an Americana artist. Continue reading
It’s been nearly a dozen years since David Wax and Suz Slezak played their first show together, kicking off a partnership that’s led to seven records, multiple Top 20 chart placements, performances alongside contemporaries like The Avett Brothers and heroes like Los Lobos, and — most importantly — a family of four. As that family has grown, so has the band’s sound. Filled with husband-and-wife vocal harmonies, Mexican stringed instruments, melodic hooks, and blasts of brass, David Wax Museum’s albums fly the worldly flag for a brand of Americana that reaches far beyond American borders. Continue reading
This exhibition brings together photographs from the 1950s to the present of the feasts and festivals that have long been a prominent part of Fall River’s cultural life. The over 200 images from the archives of Fall River’s Herald News and the work of anthropologist, Andrea Klimt, tell the story of the city’s rich history through its public celebrations. The focus on events such as Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, neighborhood block parties, Fall River Celebrates America Event, Holy Ghost feasts, St. Patrick’s Day events, and Greek, Polish, and Cambodian festivals show how Fall River’s residents have, over the decades, come together to have fun, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate community. Continue reading
Now in their fourteenth year, the Forever Young band is a group of performers that pay tribute to the songs of Neil Young. No one in the band tries to imitate Neil Young. There are five vocalists in the band and the songs are fronted by different members with added backing harmonies. All of the musicians performing in Forever Young are staples of the Rhode Island music scene and veterans of many national and regional tours. In addition, they are all fans and have been influenced by the music of Neil Young. Four of the members are performing singer-songwriters who have their own projects on the side. Continue reading
After a decade-long run on the Northeast music scene during which they became recognized as one of the best and most popular unsigned acts in the country, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band finally broke through nationally with leader John Cafferty’s score to the motion picture, “Eddie & The Cruisers.” The soundtrack was awarded a triple platinum certification by the RIAA and led to their own recording contract with Columbia Records. Their second album, “Tough All Over,” was a best seller and gained them an international audience. After forty years, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is an ongoing and in-demand attraction and is unquestionably one of the greatest and most successful acts in Rhode Island music history. Continue reading
Is it really fifty years ago that Bruce Cockburn’s first album came out?
Indeed it is. His eponymous titled album which included “Going To The Country” and “Musical Friends” was released on April 7, 1970. Coincidently it was also the first album released by True North records. TN 1 was its catalogue number.
Although mostly recorded in late 1969 the first album hit the stores and airwaves in 1970 and started the long long journey that continues to this day. Continue reading
10th Anniversary Tour
Playing Signs & Signifiers In Its Entirety
“Signs & Signifiers is 10 years old this year, and we thought it would be a blast to head out on a short tour, and perform all the songs from the album, including some covers from that period, which is something we’ve rarely done… I thought it could be a nice way to celebrate this little record that changed my life.” – JD McPherson