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VIDEO: Watch The Hillbenders, up close and personal

•November 11, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I first heard The Hillbenders at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival a couple of summers ago. The 5-piece band from Springfield, Missouri, was practicing in the woods. Reflected off Catskill Creek, their sound was a refreshing blend of original music and progressive bluegrass. They unabashedly took pop classics and made them their own. I caught them at a showcase in a suite at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, during the annual IBMA conference.

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VIDEOS: Jake Armerding brings world-class music to Weymouth's Sanctuary Hall this Saturday

•November 9, 2011 • 1 Comment

Jake Armerding, a Massachusetts singer-songwriter, fiddler, guitarist and more, will join his brother Jesse, and his father, legendary New England bluegrass phenom Taylor Armerding for a show at 8 p.m. Saturday in Weymouth’s Sanctuary Hall. Listening to Jake Armerding is a journey. His original songs are crafted from personal experiences, observations, emotions and an innate musicality, borne of his upbringing.

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VIDEOS: Mary Gauthier to sing stories of survival in Mansfield show this Saturday

•November 7, 2011 • Leave a Comment

For someone who was orphaned in New Orleans by parents she never knew, had life-threatening encounters with drug and alcohol abuse, and spent her 18th birthday in a jail cell, Mary Gauthier is doing pretty darn well. She’ll demonstrate that at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, when she debuts at Mansfield’s Rose Garden Coffeehouse.

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VIDEO: "PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me the Banjo" from PBS

•November 5, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Steve Martin and others look at the banjo in this PBS special, “a musical odyssey through 300 years of American culture”….posted here in case you missed it: Continue reading ‘VIDEO: "PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me the Banjo" from PBS’

VIDEOS: Angel Band visits Franklin's Circle of Friends on Saturday

•November 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Angel Band, a trio of powerful female vocalists who perform in their own right and sometimes along with David Bromberg, will bring their rootsy, bluesy Americana songs to Franklin’s Circle of Friends Coffeehouse on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Opening the show will be K.C. Clifford, a three-time Woody Guthrie Award-winning singer-songwriter from Oklahoma City, known for her powerful voice, stage presence and courageous lyrical style.

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VIDEO: Singer-songwriter Bob Franke comes to Javawocky in Brockton on Saturday

•November 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Bob Franke remains one of the most poignant and respected musicians on the folk music circuit. Franke (rhymes with “Yankee”) is best known for his songs which are spiritually generous, but others are either topical or funny. He will be visiting locally at the Javawocky Coffeehouse in Brockton on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

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