Amy Helm: ‘What the Flood Leaves Behind’ offers urgent tonic for uncertain times

As traumatic as the COVID-19 pandemic has been for us all, I’m finding the end of the pandemic to be as equally traumatic. The pandemic for me has been like that one big wave at the beach, when you’re a kid, that clobbers you hard, sends salt water into your lungs and leaves you seeingContinue reading “Amy Helm: ‘What the Flood Leaves Behind’ offers urgent tonic for uncertain times”

Tracy Bonham: Rocker, songwriter, mom redefines herself yet again with Melodeon Music House

Tracy Bonham, it seems, always manages to stay ahead of the curve. The two-time Grammy nominee known far and wide for the 1990s hit “Mother Mother,” Bonham in the years since has not so much reinvented herself as redefined herself by building, expanding and adding depth to her past and present self. The end resultContinue reading “Tracy Bonham: Rocker, songwriter, mom redefines herself yet again with Melodeon Music House”

Gov’t Mule, Danny Louis gear up for shows and glimpse of brighter days ahead

More than a year has passed since the last time Gov’t Mule multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis has performed in public with his band mates. So yeah, Danny is most certainly looking forward to this coming weekend, when Gov’t Mule is set to take the stage in New Haven, Connecticut, for three shows at the Westville MusicContinue reading “Gov’t Mule, Danny Louis gear up for shows and glimpse of brighter days ahead”

Joan Osborne, Nicki Bluhm, Chris Thile: Levon Helm Studios set for outdoor shows

Levon Helm Studios is charging out of the gate with shows in the wake of officials loosening pandemic restrictions on live music. The Woodstock, New York-venue that was the home of the late Levon Helm will host a series of outdoor shows at the destination known as The Barn. Performances will take place in aContinue reading “Joan Osborne, Nicki Bluhm, Chris Thile: Levon Helm Studios set for outdoor shows”

Rick Dobbelaer, Pete Jameson, Dave Ramie: The time is now to ‘Right Your History’

If you’re looking for a songwriter to take you far away from everything, the pandemic, the economic fallout of the pandemic, the lockdown, the quarantine, the hunker-down, the social distance, the grind of routine and, above all, the endless endlessness of this more-than-year-long madness, then Rick Dobbelaer is your guy. With two long-time musical cohortsContinue reading “Rick Dobbelaer, Pete Jameson, Dave Ramie: The time is now to ‘Right Your History’”

Byron Isaacs: From Lumineers to Lost Leaders, driven by the joy of sharing music

Byron Isaacs is eagerly anticipating that moment when he hits the stage, to the roar of the crowd, with his band mates in the Lumineers. “I cannot wait for it to start back up again,” said Isaacs, who plays bass for the Lumineers. “And I don’t know what it’s going to look like when weContinue reading “Byron Isaacs: From Lumineers to Lost Leaders, driven by the joy of sharing music”

O+ Kingston, despite pandemic, plans for October festival

Despite the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers of the O+ Festival in Kingston are planning to stage their annual gathering as a free event Oct. 8-10. According to a Wednesday afternoon announcement, the festival that compensates musicians and artists with health and well care “will emphasize outdoor venues and public art.” Organizers will alsoContinue reading “O+ Kingston, despite pandemic, plans for October festival”

Daryl’s House: Daryl Hall reopens music venue and restaurant

Daryl’s House in New York’s Hudson Valley, the music venue and restaurant operated by Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates, is set to reopen March 13 after the Covid-19 pandemic forced it to shut down last summer. “Hey everybody, first we hope everyone is safe & well in these trying times,” Hall said in aContinue reading “Daryl’s House: Daryl Hall reopens music venue and restaurant”