Roots Report

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 ...

Roots Report: An Interview with Jim Messina
July 31, 2019 No Commentby

Roots Report: An Interview with Jim Messina

Okee dokee folks…This past March I caught Jim Messina’s sold-out show at the Narrows Center for the Arts. A four-piece ...

The Roots Report: An Interview with Kurt Vile
July 17, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: An Interview with Kurt Vile

Okee dokee folks… A few months back my bandmate Dan Lilley came to rehearsal with a CD in his hand ...

The Roots Report: Send in the Crowds: Fuzek lauches his latest rant
July 17, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Send in the Crowds: Fuzek lauches his latest rant

Okee dokee folks… I have a hard time comprehending the crowd-funding phenomenon. Maybe I should rephrase that, I have a ...

The Roots Report: Sunshine Tour Heads to Twin River
July 10, 2019 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Sunshine Tour Heads to Twin River

Okee dokee folks… “Soft Rock” came about late in the ’60s and perfectly mellowed in the ’70s. That era spawned ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...