Live Show Reviews

North Mississippi Allstars, Bowery Ballroom

Photos by Lou Montesano The esteemed blues-rock monster North Mississippi Allstars features the spine-crunching, foot-tapping explorations of the Brothers Dickinson, Luther (guitars and vocals) and Cody (drums, keyboards, guitar and … Read more

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson

Performing hit songs that stretch back more than four decades, Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson delighted fans with a classic, progressive, folk and theatrical rock show for more than two … Read more

Sarah Partridge sings Janis Ian

Jazz vocalist Sarah Partridge was only tinkering with the idea of recording one or two songs written by singer-songwriter Janis Ian, best known for her hits, “At Seventeen” and “Society’s … Read more

Thouars Blues Festival, Thouars, France

Photos by  Janet Venning Thouars is a pleasant albeit undistinguished smallish town about 50km south of one of France’s most loved rivers, the Loire, a tangled, riotous waterway that wriggles … Read more

The Record Company

Photos by Lou Montesano When The Record Company released its debut album, Give It Back To You, in February 2016, the rock gods were pleased. Their first single, “Off The Ground,” … Read more

Blues Music Awards

Photos by Laura Carbone It’s the 38th year for the Blues Music Awards celebrating the year’s heroes in the world of blues.  The music industry, performing artists as well as … Read more

Chris Washburne revisits Ragtime’s roots

      The Greenwich House Music School’s “Uncharted” series (celebrating local NYC artists exploring new projects and collaborations) hosted renowned trombonist and Columbia professor Chris Washburne, celebrating the release … Read more

Aimee Mann

Fittingly enough for these times, the Philadelphia area got a therapeutic dose of Mental Illness when Aimee Mann came through at the start of her spring tour. The literate songstress’s … Read more

Samantha Fish

“In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re a bigger band now,” Samantha Fish deadpanned from the stage in between songs. For years, Fish made a name for herself churning out no-nonsense … Read more