Wormtown 2014

September 16, 2014

Wormtown Music Festival

September 11 – 14

Camp Kee Wa Nee Greenfield, MA

 

Another Wormfest in the books. A few hours of rain could not dampen what was otherwise an epic festival weekend.

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Lindsey Labelle Band

September 11, 2014

Lindsey Labelle Band

Heritage Park, Holyoke

July 9 2014 by Jimm O’D

 

Our intrepid Northeast reviewer Jimm O’D expected a quiet night on the couch. What he got was a great community concert instead!

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Doug Hewitt Group

August 28, 2014

Doug Hewitt Group

August 13, 2014

Amherst Chinese, Amherst, MA

New Monthly Jazz Jam “Inaugural Event”

 

First thought, as Doug Hewitt sings “You’d Be So Nice:” He sounds much more like an actual jazz singer than I expected (I’ll have to get my hands on Zen Cats someday). Listening to his two albums, the new (March 2013) “Roots in the Sky,” and the 2006 “Picasso Tomato,” one likely thinks that this is a jazzy pop singer, but listening live, it soon becomes apparent that his jazz roots go deeper than just leanings.

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FAT at the Sunderland O’s

August 26, 2014

Fat

August 23, 2014

The Sunderland O’s, Sunderland, MA

 

Original members Peter Newland, Jim Kaminski, Guy DeVito, and William Benjamin, with guitarist Mark Pappas. Chet Pasek is here to play doubled drums, but they couldn’t fit ’em on the stage- so he’ll take over for Benji in the second set. “Black Sunday,” the fourth song they’ve done from their classic 1970 album and one of my big faves, has lost nothing over the years in terms of cool, clear, jazz-inflected leads and fills.

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Green Love Festival Harry Brown’s Farm Starks ME August 15 – 17 By Jimm O’D

August 21, 2014

Green Love Festival

August 15-17 2014

Harry Brown’s Farm Maine

 

Jimm O’D found much more than he bargained for at the Green Love festival. While he expected great sets from Big Ol Dirty Bucket and many other fine bands, and perhaps a quality burrito or two, he found something that he didn’t expect. Was it, perhaps, a bit of himself?

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Wildcat O’Halloran Band Deja Brew Wendell MA

August 18, 2014

Wildcat O’Halloran Band

June 28 2014 By Karen Traub

Deja Brew Wendell MA

 

Karen Traub fell in love with the Wildcat O’Halloran Band, and was beside herself back in June when she caught a full on day of the man, his band, and all of his friends.

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Jeff Gonzales Live at The Lion’s Den 07/16/2014

August 12, 2014

Jeff Gonzales Live at The Lion’s Den

07/16/2014

The Red Lion Inn, Main Street, Stockbridge, MA

 

John M. Duval, an English teacher by day devoted to educating New England’s youth, by night becomes an avid music lover. He ventured down to the historic Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge and caught up with a local solo artist who is doing a little roaring of his own, Jeff Gonzales.

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Duo Fusion and Friends Plainfield Congregational Church August 12 2014

August 12, 2014

Duo Fusion and Friends

Plainfield Congregational Church

August 12 2014 Plainfield MA

 

Jimm O’D ventures into a different kind of venue, not a cathedral to music in general, but an actual church in rural MA to catch some great classical and jazz music. The program ventured from Bernstein to Chick Corea to Duke Ellington.

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