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Kendra Foster – August 11, 2017

Kendra Foster  -  Lincoln Center Hearst Plaza  -  August 11, 2017 Foster was on the “little” stage, in many ways much more conducive to my work than the big-assed bandshell, including no waiting on line.  I don’t think there was … Continue reading

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation – August 8, 2017

Big Sam’s Funky Nation  -  CHIRP Ballard Park, Ridgefield  -  August 8, 2017 All I knew about this band going in was basically that it was from New Orleans, led by a former Dirty Dozen Brass Band member (only a … Continue reading

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The Wild Reeds – August 2, 2017

The Wild Reeds  -  Madison Square Park  -  August 2, 2017 If you gave me a blindfolded listen to The Wild Reeds and asked me where they were from, I’d probably come up with southern California.  This LA band has … Continue reading

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Sketchcrawl #56 – July 29, 2017

Sketchcrawl #56 – New York City  -  July 29, 2017 Quite strange to me that there was complete non-overlap of sketchers on this day and from January.  So what.  I decided to just go B&W, and somehow that gravitated me … Continue reading

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Cherish the Ladies – July 18, 2017

Cherish the Ladies  -   CHIRP, Ballard Park Ridgefield  -   July 18, 2017 This was the fourth time I’d seen this Irish trad supergroup, who never fail to deliver the goods; I finally got around to the sketching.  Joannie … Continue reading

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Bardekova Ensemble – July 16, 2007

Bardekova Ensemble  -  Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel  -  July 16, 2017 Woodlawn Cemetery celebrates its (underground) inhabitants with occasional concerts featuring music by composers “residing” there.  This one had some Duke, but also some more standard wind ensemble repertory (I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Chandler Travis Philharmonic – July 12, 2017

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Kate Gould Park Bandstand, Chatham –   July 12, 2017 Anyone who thinks they can categorize Travis’s music is delusional.  The selection of blurbs on his web site each sum up his wacky indescribability in different … Continue reading

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Crabgrass Bluegrass Band – July 11, 2017

Crabgrass Bluegrass Band  -  Main Street, Orleans  -  July 11, 2017 CGBG seems to be the go-to bluegrass band of Cape Cod.  There are no unintentional rough edges to ‘em, though they live up to the offhandedness and casual proficiency … Continue reading

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John Salerno Band – July 11, 2017

John Salerno Band – Orleans Village Green  -  July 11, 2017 Salerno’s outfit is old school jazz, mining the society/easy listening vein, but his veterans know how to inject sufficient verve into the various chestnuts (nothing was unfamiliar to me) … Continue reading

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Derek Gripper – June 22, 2017

Derek Gripper  - Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium  -  June 22, 2017 Solo guitarist (nylon strings) Gripper is South African, and has dedicated himself to showcasing both folk songs of his country (continent, actually) and works by its modern composers.  Some … Continue reading

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