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Quick Q and A with Jenna Lindbo

Quick Q and A with Jenna Lindbo

The first time I experienced Jenna was at NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance).  I had heard her name prior to that but didn’t know what to expect when I was finally able to sit back and experience her doing her thing….totally captivating an audience within seconds of taking the stage.  I immediately knew that this was a singer-songwriter that had not only some very good songs to share but…

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There are certain songs that transport you back to the time and place when you first heard them. …

There are certain songs that transport you back to the time and place when you first heard them.  It’s an auditory memory that lingers, sometimes for a lifetime.  For me, the first time I heard Antje Duvekot’s song “Judas,” I was driving to work.  I admit it.  I am radio flitter and it’s gotten worse now that I have satellite radio.  In this instance, I was listening to the old WERS Coffeehouse…

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Quick Q and A with Emily Elbert

Quick Q and A with Emily Elbert

Emily Elbert is one of those talents that doesn’t come around every day.  I feel blessed to have gotten to know her over the past five or six years.  At the time I was booking some shows for a wonderful bluesy singer-songwriter, Brooks Williams, who had some gigs in Texas where Emily was attending high school at the time.  Emily wrote and told me how much she admired Brooks and wondered if he’d…

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Quick Q and A with Miss Tess and the Talkbacks

Quick Q and A with Miss Tess and the Talkbacks

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks are an edgy band.  Edgy in a good way.  From song to song you never know what kind of potion the band will cook up for the listener.  They are masters at so many different styles and when all is said and done, they’re just plain awesome.  Grooving modern vintage music is what they sometimes call their genre and that’s perfect.  It’s a little bit old and a little bit…

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Quick Q and A with Greg Klyma

Quick Q and A with Greg Klyma

Greg Klyma has been described as a “seasoned” performer.  I like to think of him as “a man for all seasons.”  He’s a guy who is a constant music-making machine…a music-making machine who writes terrific tunes, plays a plethora of instruments, and tells a damn fine story.  I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Greg many times — in many different configurations — over the years.  Solo.  Duo. …

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Quick Q and A with Spuyten Duyvil

Quick Q and A with Spuyten Duyvil

My first introduction to Spuyten Duyvil was when they were selected as one of a couple dozen emerging artists at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY in 2010.  My friends, Pesky J. Nixon, put on  a pre-festival showcase of their own, lovingly called The Lounge Stage,  and invited the band along to play.  The minute they stepped over to our campsite, we all felt that we had known them all…

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Quick Q and A with Amanda Maffei

Marblehead native, Amanda Maffei, is making a rare appearance on old, familiar turf when she takes a special place on the me&thee stage on Friday, March 28.

Quick Q and A with Amanda Maffei

Marblehead native, Amanda Maffei, is making a rare appearance on old, familiar turf when she takes a special place on the me&thee stage on Friday, March 28.

Quick Q and A with Sally Rogers

Quick Q and A with Sally Rogers

Sally Rogers is a woman of many talents. She’s a singer-songwriter, a music educator, a collector of stories, and as though that’s not enough—she is a painter and a quiltmaker. Sally’s website is sprinkled with all kinds of quotes from the media, teachers, parents, and audience members. Imagine being the recipient of this message: “Whenever I wonder why I should keep living, I listen to your…

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Quick Q and A with Jim Trick

Jim Trick is one of the most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure to meet during my time on this planet. 

Quick Q and A with Jim Trick

Jim Trick is one of the most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure to meet during my time on this planet. 

Quick Q and A with Susan Werner

Quick Q and A with Susan Werner

I’ve always considered Susan Werner to be a musical chameleon.  Her wide range of musical styles is mind boggling.  She cruises effortlessly from sensitive singer-songwriter ballads to classic rock wedded to string quartet accompaniment to gospel-tinged politically charged anthems.  You never know what to expect from Susan Werner…and that’s why I think she’s absolutely brilliant.  Her latest CD,

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