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A Night of Songs

Darell Scott and Friends at City Winery - Nashville on May 19, 2015

Darrell Scott’s name was first of  the bill. After all, it was his CD release show. He played first and he led the final song. The show was billed as Darrell Scott and Friends, and what a group of friends it was that crossed the stage at the City Winery in Nashville -- big names and big...

Narrative Arc with a Haggard Twang

Suzy Bogguss at Red Clay Music Foundry on May 14, 2015

Suzy Bogguss makes it look easy. After 25 years in the business and more awards than you can shake a stick at, you’d expect that. But watching her on stage you get the feeling she was born for this and feels most comfortable in front of an audience. She was loose, smiling constantly. With the...

C'Mon! to See Barnstar!

Barnstar! at Club Passim on May 17, 2015

I will go out on a limb and say that Barnstar! (yes, the exclamation point is part of their name) is one of the most fun bands you will ever see perform. The raucous energy emanating from the stage coupled with their talent created a show that thrilled the sold-out audience on this night....

A Gutsy Performance?

Mark Erelli, The Western Den at Club Passim on May 16, 2015

Does it take a lot of guts to get on stage and present a set of material so new that some of the songs have no name?  Or does it merely take confidence in one’s ability as well as trust in one’s fans? I believe it took all of that in order for Mark Erelli to perform entirely new material to a...

A Night of Songs

Darell Scott and Friends at City Winery - Nashville on May 19, 2015

Narrative Arc with a Haggard Twang

Suzy Bogguss at Red Clay Music Foundry on May 14, 2015

C'Mon! to See Barnstar!

Barnstar! at Club Passim on May 17, 2015

A Gutsy Performance?

Mark Erelli at Club Passim on May 16, 2015

The Angst of a Singer-Songwriter

Glen Phillips at Club Passim on May 15, 2015

Julian Lage and his Guitar Never Cease to Amaze

Julian Lage at Club Passim on May 10, 2015

Weaving Stories and Songs

Amy Speace at Music Box Supper Club on May 3, 2015