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The Roots Report: Festivals Galore!
August 15, 2018 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Festivals Galore!

Okee dokee folks… The summer is coming to close (thank goodness, I can’t take much more of it) and some ...

Sweet Babylon Prepares for Blast-Off
August 8, 2018 No Commentby

Sweet Babylon Prepares for Blast-Off

If you’re a supporter of the Rhode Island/southeastern Massachusetts punk rock scene and haven’t yet heard of veterans Sweet Babylon, ...

The Roots Report: An Interview with Cindy Lee Berryhill
August 8, 2018 No Commentby

The Roots Report: An Interview with Cindy Lee Berryhill

Okee dokee folks… I honestly was not aware of Cindy Lee Berryhill before my friend Ken Shane mentioned that she ...

Big Blues Acts Converge on Rhode Island
August 2, 2018 No Commentby

Big Blues Acts Converge on Rhode Island

Rhode Island has become known internationally for its Folk Fest, Jazz Fest, Rhythm and Roots and Classical Music Fest – ...

Newport Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds Swing on the Sea Air
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Newport Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds Swing on the Sea Air

  Standing in a field under full sun is the last thing anyone wants to do; unless, of course, said standing ...

The Roots Report: You Get Nothing! You Lose! Good Day, Sir!
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

The Roots Report: You Get Nothing! You Lose! Good Day, Sir!

Okee dokee folks… “I’ve got a golden ticket!” That is the way I used to feel when I bought a ...

Keep on Moving: A New Album Gallups into Town
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Keep on Moving: A New Album Gallups into Town

The Horse Eyed Men’s Uncanny Valley – More Human than Human The Horse-Eyed Men, Providence’s pioneering alt-folk duo consisting of ...

Panorama: New York City’s Third Annual Music Festival
July 25, 2018 No Commentby

Panorama: New York City’s Third Annual Music Festival

  This weekend, I’ll be wandering Randall Park Island for New York City’s third annual Panorama Music Festival. The festival’s past ...

Jazz Insights: Mike Coffey
July 25, 2018 No Commentby

Jazz Insights: Mike Coffey

Newport’s Mike Coffey is one of Southern New England’s premier veteran drummers. He was born in New London, Connecticut, and ...

Good-Natured Political Satire: Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies
July 18, 2018 No Commentby

Good-Natured Political Satire: Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies

Charlie Hall started the Ocean State Follies in 1992. Over the next two decades, it became the renowned and definitive ...