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This Spring's Jazz & World music shows

The saxophonist Chris Potter started drawing attention when he joined the group of legendary bebop trumpeter Red Rodney as an 18-year-old Manhattan School of Music student.

By JON GARELICK  |  March 01, 2013
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Getting down and dirty with Joe Walsh

Seeing Joe Walsh for the first time, down with Jerks of Grass in some of the final days of the Bramhall Pub, he was immediately "the Android".
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2011
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More than guitar

"I like using songs to change the environment — to get the listener's ear to be a little skewed."
Julian Lage's talent isn't just in his fingers
By JON GARELICK  |  September 11, 2009
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Up in the County

Is it bluegrass if it doesn't have a banjo? Or a fiddle, for that matter? Hamilton County, a three-piece acoustic outfit who debut their first CD, Brokedown Breakdown , next week, sure do a good impersonation of a bluegrass band, even if purists might
Hamilton's Brokedown Breakdown
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 05, 2009
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Roots of spring

Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2009
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Home, at last

Other than two tracks on the Greetings from Area Code 207 series, there has been nothing to bring home and put on the stereo for fans of what has been at times Portland’s hardest-working band.
Jerks of Grass deliver a disc 10 years in the making.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 23, 2008


Portland scene report, June 9, 2006

Local bands to play soon-to-be-shuttered CBGB's; third New England Pop Music Fest on tap; Brzowski and Emilia Dahlin hit the road.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 07, 2006
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Local heroes

The set time, 9 pm, wasn’t ideal, but everything else came together perfectly for Zox as they made their inaugural appearance at the music industry blitzkrieg known as South by Southwest.
Rhode Island bands make a good showing at SXSW
By BOB GULLA  |  March 21, 2006