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Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year

I’m already toward the end of my annual “go though an exercise routine for two weeks and pretty much give up” ...

The Roots Report: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!

Okee dokee folks… Sometimes I feel like I am beating a dead horse, err, DEAF horse, when I talk about ...

Jazz Insights: Frankie Carle
January 9, 2019 No Commentby

Jazz Insights: Frankie Carle

  Big band pianist and songwriter Frankie Carle passed away at age 98 in 2001 in Mesa, Arizona, where he ...

Hamad Thrills Fans at Dusk
January 9, 2019 No Commentby

Hamad Thrills Fans at Dusk

I found myself in the Federal Hill section of Providence last month at Dusk Lounge for a sold-out performance from ...

Is This Jazz?: Passion Reverence Transcendence -- A Tribute to McCoy Tyner
January 9, 2019 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Passion Reverence Transcendence — A Tribute to McCoy Tyner

On December 11, the legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner turned 80 years old. A few months earlier, I received an album ...

Jazz Insights: Bonnie Mann
January 2, 2019 No Commentby

Jazz Insights: Bonnie Mann

Three years ago we lost one of jazz’s popular cabaret singers. Eighty-five year old Bonnie Mann (Boncorsi Wotherspoon) was born ...

Ball Drop Beat Drop: More fun than should be allowed
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

Ball Drop Beat Drop: More fun than should be allowed

Much like the extra dry champagne served on the holiday, New Year’s Eve traditions can be a bit stale. Interested ...

Keep on Moving: Time Keeps on Slipping: Check out these shows to close out the year, and feast your eyes on a few 2019 predictions
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

Keep on Moving: Time Keeps on Slipping: Check out these shows to close out the year, and feast your eyes on a few 2019 predictions

At the end of the year it is natural to look back on what transpired, but here at The Motif, ...

The Roots Report: Kodachrome: Time to take some folkin' pictures
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Kodachrome: Time to take some folkin’ pictures

Okee dokee folks… When I was a teenager going to concerts, I took a lot of photos with a cheap, ...

The Roots Report: David Crosby at the Z
December 12, 2018 No Commentby

The Roots Report: David Crosby at the Z

Okee dokee folks… At age 77, David Crosby seems to be at the top of his game. It’s almost as ...