Live Show Reviews

Tedeschi-Trucks Band at the Beacon Theatre

Review and Photos by Lou Montesano The Tedeschi-Trucks Band’s fall residency at the Beacon Theater has become such a long-standing event, with six shows this year spread over an eight-night … Read more

News from Reading

It seemed almost pre-destined that Reading, PA would eventually get a blues festival. The Berks Arts Council has presented the very successful Berks Jazz Fest for the past 27 years, … Read more

Bette Smith

There is perhaps no bigger struggle in an artist’s heart than the battle to find both self-expression and parental love. R&B singer Bette Smith found her gift at age five, … Read more

Chris Hillman

Photos by Lou Montesano If there were a Mount Rushmore of Country Rock, Chris Hillman’s face would be forever enshrined in granite. From the Byrds to the Flying Burrito Brothers, … Read more

Chelsea Williams

Photos By Arnie Goodman Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Chelsea Williams released her debut album for the Blue Élan music label. Boomerang spotlights Williams’ tantalizing vocal skills, with musical accents reminiscent of … Read more

Ten Years After

Ten Years After Photos by Arnie Goodman (at B.B. King’s Blues Club, NYC)  Fifty years on, Ten Years After is a long way from a greatest-hits nostalgia act. Okay, that … Read more

Nothin’ like the blues

Jimmy Vivino, the man responsible for any number of great bands over the years—Fab Faux, (Conan O’Brien’s) Basic Cable Band, Prisoners of Second Avenue, the Black Italians and the Levon … Read more

Depeche Mode

Photos by Ehud Lazin Depeche Mode presented their Global Spirit Tour Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, the first of two sold out nights. It’s been almost three years to … Read more

Leo Kottke

Photos by Ann Spooner Steve Winwood gave an interview in the mid-seventies to a guitar magazine advising anyone who wants to study guitar to listen to Leo Kottke—if only to … Read more