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The Roots Report: Woodstock Tripping: Heading back to the scene
July 3, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Woodstock Tripping: Heading back to the scene

Okee dokee folks… “We are stardust, we are golden” and we are coming up on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. ...

The Montgomery Blues Jam: Newporter headlines Great American Hemp and Blues Fest
July 3, 2019 No Commentby

The Montgomery Blues Jam: Newporter headlines Great American Hemp and Blues Fest

James Montgomery is a busy guy. The blues legend is constantly touring. “I’m one of these guys who’s never gone ...

Keep On Moving: Dune Diving: Sweet Dreams' message in a bottle
July 3, 2019 No Commentby

Keep On Moving: Dune Diving: Sweet Dreams’ message in a bottle

Sweet Dreams – How Ya Dune? On their debut EP, How Ya Dune?, Sweet Dreams kick things off with “Heaven ...

Jazz Insights: George M. Cohan
June 26, 2019 No Commentby

Jazz Insights: George M. Cohan

Rhode Island’s long list of jazz musicians began with George M. Cohan. George was born in Providence during 1878. He ...

Is this Jazz? Work and Art, part 3
June 26, 2019 No Commentby

Is this Jazz? Work and Art, part 3

To help shine a light on the lives of working musicians, I’ve been interviewing my peers about performing and balancing ...

Keep on Moving: What Lies Between: Courtney Swain's latest heads for high seas
June 19, 2019 No Commentby

Keep on Moving: What Lies Between: Courtney Swain’s latest heads for high seas

Courtney Swain – Between Blood and Ocean Courtney Swain, the singer and keyboardist for Boston’s experimental rock group Bent Knee, ...

Roots Report: Pinball Wizard Hits the Big Screen: Can't-miss music events from stage to screen
June 19, 2019 No Commentby

Roots Report: Pinball Wizard Hits the Big Screen: Can’t-miss music events from stage to screen

Okee dokee folks… The other night I went to see the film Rocketman, a pseudo-biopic about Elton John — I ...

And All That Jazz: RI musicians show their chops
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

And All That Jazz: RI musicians show their chops

The warmer months are always prime music time around Rhode Island, and jazz is no exception. To make your life easier, ...

The Roots Report: Strummin' Summer: All you need is a guitar and a little sun to make it a memorable season
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Strummin’ Summer: All you need is a guitar and a little sun to make it a memorable season

Okee dokee folks… As the temperatures rise so will my annual annoyance with the heat. By the way, climate change ...

Keep On Moving: Summer in the City!: Kick-ass shows are going to rock the town all season long
June 5, 2019 No Commentby

Keep On Moving: Summer in the City!: Kick-ass shows are going to rock the town all season long

  J Kelley Band are releasing their debut album Burning Season. Burning Season reminds me of high-energy ’90s rock. “Ransom” sounds ...