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No Particular Place to Go

Chuck Berry reportedly wrote that title in prison (for transporting a 14-year-old girl across state lines, violating the Mann Act).  The song devolves into an amusing anecdote when the the protagonist cannot get the young lady’s ‘safety belt’ unbuckled, but … Continue reading

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Another Excellent Joe Val Festival!

NOTE: For higher-resolution versions of the photographs, go to Flickr, HERE. (They won’t be super high, because with my Rebel T2i-Tamron 18-270 combination, I still needed to shoot at 3200 ISO, but they will be better than the ones that … Continue reading

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The 32nd Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival!

From the Boston Bluegrass Union— Join the Boston Bluegrass Union and celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. We have a great lineup of national and regional … Continue reading

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Memorial Party for Vicki—Now Sunday, April 9th, 1–6 PM!

[UPDATE 2: Now rescheduled for April 9th, 1-6 PM.] [UPDATE: As most know, the snowstorm last Sunday caused most concerts to be cancelled.  Says Larry: “This event will be rescheduled on a Sunday in April with the hope of much … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: The Gibson Brothers Returning January 21st

Boston-area favorites The Gibson Brothers will be at the Boston Bluegrass Union‘s regular venue in Lexington on the 21st.  The BBU still calls it the National Heritage Museum, though it is now the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, which … Continue reading

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Mark Brine Stopping By Saturday the 31st

UPDATE 6Jan17: Had fun chatting with Mark about old times and new.  A couple of corrections: Mark is currently back in Maryland, to be closer to his grandchildren.  And his musical history goes back farther than the ’80s.  Looking forward … Continue reading

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Time for “The Montreal Express”!

(16Dec) Yep, it was 3º F on the river in Saxonville this morning.  Although the storm tomorrow is supposed to change from snow to rain and warmer temps during the day, I’ll try to remember to play “The Montreal Express”—see … Continue reading

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Hits & Misses 3

Continuing this occasional department.  Previous entries: H&M 1; H&M2 • Jamestown Revival: The Education of a Wandering Man (2016, Republic/UMG) New This is mostly rock-‘n’-roll.  But it also draws heavily on country.  The duo of Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay … Continue reading

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Hits and Misses 2

Continuing this occasional department. . . (Number 1 is HERE.) • Chuck Cusimano: Cold in Colorado (Cusimusico Records, 2015) New Chuck Cusimano has a newer album out, which we’ll get to, but this one was new to me only a … Continue reading

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Program Notes for December

UPDATE 4B! (23Dec16): No, not another schedule change.  Had a pleasant half hour or so chatting with David Greely last Saturday (though I had to run out in the snow in my sandals to bring him to the correct door), … Continue reading

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