Roots Report

The Time Is Now: Music fuels the revolution
January 8, 2020 No Commentby

The Time Is Now: Music fuels the revolution

Okee dokee folks… Welcome to the ’20s, the year of the next presidential election when we have the opportunity to ...

The Roots Report: Holiday Ranting: Skip the greed and check out the music
December 4, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Holiday Ranting: Skip the greed and check out the music

Okee dokee folks… This is one of those times where I type the intro to my column and then delete ...

Roots Report: More than a Column: Gifts, shows and a hint of nostalgia
November 13, 2019 No Commentby

Roots Report: More than a Column: Gifts, shows and a hint of nostalgia

Okee dokee folks… Every time that I drive by the old location where my local Benny’s store was, my heart ...

Roots Report: An Interview with Jimmy Webb
October 17, 2019 No Commentby

Roots Report: An Interview with Jimmy Webb

Okee dokee folks…One of the biggest legends in the songwriting world is coming to the Greenwich Odeum on October 25. ...

The Roots Report: Margaritaville
October 15, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Margaritaville

Okee dokee folks… “Wastin’ away AGAIN in (the audience of, Escape to) Margaritaville.” That is a phrase that I hope ...

The Roots Report: Indigo Girls
October 15, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Indigo Girls

Okee dokee folks… Thursday night the enduring duo Indigo Girls performed a show, accompanied by Francisco Noya and the RI ...

The Roots Report: (Made-Up) Words of Wisdom: Have a little pride, people!
October 2, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: (Made-Up) Words of Wisdom: Have a little pride, people!

Okee dokee folks… Last night I coined a new word, “gignity,” in reference to musicians who will play anywhere, anytime, ...

The Roots Report: Crystal Anniversary: Celebrating 15 years of folkin writing
September 18, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Crystal Anniversary: Celebrating 15 years of folkin writing

Okee dokee folks…I have been so busy over the past couple of months that I almost forgot that I recently ...

The Roots Report: Record Setting Sesh: A quick report on folk to see in the fall
September 4, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Record Setting Sesh: A quick report on folk to see in the fall

Okee dokee folks … I am going to try to set a record today for the fastest column I have ...

The Roots Report: Rap Battle:  How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop
July 31, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Rap Battle: How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop

Okee dokee folks… Last week I was fortunate to attend a production of the musical Hamilton at Providence Performing Arts ...