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Wineries (Santa Cruz) – August 5, 2016

Wineries (Santa Cruz) –  August 5, 2016 On first Fridays, as part of the city’s overall festivities (open galleries and such), some of the wineries stationed in Santa Cruz are open for tastings.  A few have live entertainment to entice.

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Martha Redbone – April 28, 2016

Martha Redbone  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -  April 28, 2016 The context for this event is the presentation of a work (“Bone Hill”) in development, to eventually become a full scale theatrical production; so it was bascially a “reading” through, fortunately … Continue reading

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Tactus – December 10, 2015

Tactus  -  Manhattan School of Music  -  December 10, 2015 Tactus is (or seems to be) less a group than a collective within the Manhattan School that features music of the 20th and 21st century; here the focus was on … Continue reading

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Roots of American Music – August 8, 2015

Roots of American Music  -  Lincoln Center Out of Doors  -  August 8, 2015 Yikes!  So much!  The afternoon piece of this series takes place on Hearst Plaza where, in contrast to the big dog Damrosch Bandshell, the chairs are … Continue reading

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The Ebony Hillbillies – August 19, 2013

The Ebony Hillbillies  -  Slattery Park, The Bronx  -  August 19, 2013 Somehow this group got booked into Slattery Park for 10:30 AM on a Monday morning!   A serious chat with the booking agent is called for.  I was the … Continue reading

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Poor Old Shine – March 1, 2013

Poor Old Shine  -  Greenwich High School Auditorium  -  March 1, 2013 These guys have gotten into Americana/bluegrass big time; they’re young, fresh, and are moving up.  Unusual musical instruments in their bag of tricks include musical saw and pump … Continue reading

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Stanley and Grimm – July 25, 2012

Stanley and Grimm – Kate Gould Park, Chatham MA – July 25, 2012 Was fortunate to come across this gig while on the Cape.  This whimsically-named guitar/fiddle duo covered trad Celtic jigs and reels (as if I knew the difference) … Continue reading

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Carolina Chocolate Drops – June 23, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops  -  New Haven Green  -  June 23, 2012 This is the second dynamite concert of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.  Opening band Caravan of Thieves, gypsy-swing oriented, was cool enough placeholder, giving me time to … Continue reading

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Hot Club of Cowtown – July 5, 2011

Hot Club of Cowtown  -  Ballard Park (Ridgefield, CT)  -  July 5, 2011 This group exists where Bob Wills western swing intersects with Django musette (his stuff was mostly drum-less, no?) somewhere in Greenwich Village (according to the recited lore).  … Continue reading

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