Category Archives: HA’pennings

HA’pennings: “The Kelley Gibson Story” (Kickstarter Project)

Received this note from Ken Irwin (co-founder of Rounder Records) Thursday to WZBC’s Cousin Kate and me with news about a film documentary on Eric Gibson‘s son Kelley (Eric is of course half of The Gibson Brothers): Dear Friends, My … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Terry Eagan’s 19th Annual Greater Waltham Healing Garden Music Fest

Here’s the flyer for this remarkable annual event, one of several over the years, and the 19th in Waltham, aimed at raising funds for Healing Gardens in hospitals.  It began with Waltham Hospital, where the first Healing Garden was named … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Dale Ann Bradley Coming to Town, Saturday the 25th!

From Gerry Katz at the Boston Bluegrass Union: BBU Presents Dale Ann Bradley in concert, Saturday, April 25th, Lexington, MA Greetings from the BBU – We’re pleased to present the Dale Ann Bradley Band along with Laura Orshaw and the … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Wisewater Live on HAH, April 18th

I had never heard of Wisewater until I received an email from Kate Lee about promoting their upcoming area gigs on WHRB.  Kate described Wisewater as a “Nashville, TN-based contemporary folk trio”, at which point I was ready to turn … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: Another BBU Jam’n Weekend April 10-12 at The Colonial Inn

From the BBU website: Jam’n Coming Your Way! The Boston Bluegrass Union is pleased to present Spring Jam’n Weekend 2015 April 10-12, 2015 at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord,MA. Jam all weekend long or attend instructor-led jams and free … Continue reading

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Oh Rats! I Forgot The Gibsons!

Back on Wednesday (18Mar) I got an email from Ken Irwin at Rounder reminding me that The Gibson Brothers are appearing at Johnny D’s on this coming Wednesday, the 25th.  But I neglected to print it out, so it didn’t … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: Michelle Canning Live on the 14th

Michelle Canning will be in the HAH studio this Saturday, the 14th.  Michelle is an award-winning banjo player and singer, leader of the band Michelle Canning and Rough Edges.  But there’s nothing rough about their edges.  From their bio: A … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: Cliff Murphy’s “Yankee Twang” Has Arrived

I recently received a copy of Clifford R. Murphy‘s work on New England country-and-western music (both kinds—Cliff insists, correctly, that the ‘western’ component was a big part of New England country music, at least until local performances on radio disappeared … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: The Gibson Brothers Coming January 10th

From Gerry Katz at the Boston Bluegrass Union: An Evening with the Gibson Brothers, Saturday, January 10th at the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA We love these guys, and hope you’ll join us on January 10th as the Gibson Brothers … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: The Cantab Wants You! (If You Play Bluegrass)

A couple of weeks ago, a newsletter from Geoff Bartley featured a want ad for bluegrass bands to play at his well-known Cambridge club, The Cantab, which features bluegrass on Tuesday evenings.  I asked Geoff if I could reproduce it, … Continue reading

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