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Getting Celtic on the coast
Ask Randy Labbe what Celtic music sounds like and you're likely to get a fair amount of hemming and hawing.
Fiddle me this
| July 22, 2011
Erica Brown is more than a pretty girl with a fiddle
Just hitting the backside of her mid-twenties and already coming up on two decades into her career as a fiddle/violin player and singer here in Maine and beyond, Erica Brown is one of the youngest true veterans on the circuit you're likely to find.
| July 08, 2011
Putnam Smith laments, We Could Be Beekeepers
Reviewing his sophomore full-length, Goldrush , I accused Putnam Smith of wishing it were 1909 instead of 2009.
Back in black (and yellow)
| June 03, 2011
Brown Bird shape the sound of human existence
Last fall, Brown Bird officially downsized to two incredibly-talented partners in vocalist/guitarist/percussionist David Lamb and MorganEve Swain handling fiddle, cello, upright bass, and vocals.
Ghosts in the marina
| May 27, 2011
Review: The David Wax Museum mesmerize Club Oberon
The Mexicano Americana folk band the David Wax Museum’s album-release party for Everything Is Saved at Oberon February 3 was a triumph in every way: musically, theatrically, even socially and politically.
Not so statuesque
| February 11, 2011
The only big difference between the Carolina Chocolate Drops' show at the Paradise Saturday night and the one at the Somerville Theatre back in January was the venue.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops, live at the Paradise Rock Club, October 16, 2010
| October 22, 2010
Fiddle me this
I tend to suspect a solid percentage of what appear to be roots-movement bands are, in fact, punk bands who realized they get taken more seriously when they play acoustic guitars and pretend they've always been huge Johnny Cash fans.
Kingsley Flood don't even like alt-country
| July 16, 2010
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