Denise Parent doesn’t hold back, reveals another side with new CD, ‘The Songs In My Heart’

When I think of musician Denise Parent, I think of the Janis Joplin-inspired vocals I have seen her deliver on the Grateful Dead‘s, “The Music Never Stopped,” with the band she performs in, The Deadbeats. Parent, of Woodstock, sings with plenty of attitude, determination and a strong sense of, “I’m comin’ for ya.” I’ve seenContinue reading “Denise Parent doesn’t hold back, reveals another side with new CD, ‘The Songs In My Heart’”

Ziggy: Bardavon leaves COVID in the Stardust with David Bowie YouTube stream

by Robert Burke Warren The Bardavon 1869 Opera House is looking to the stars for the latest installment of its “Albums Revisited” music streaming series. “Albums Revisited #6: David Bowie’s ‘The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars’” is a step closer to the concert experience we’ve all so dearly missed—andContinue reading “Ziggy: Bardavon leaves COVID in the Stardust with David Bowie YouTube stream”

#SaveOurStages: Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s, Capt. Lawrence Brewing insist ‘We Will Get By’

Late March of any year is an awesome time to be alive because of any number of reasons — the warmer days, the longer days, the upbeat attitudes and the sense that the winter snow, rain, cold, slosh and anxiety of uncertain weather is all behind us. For me, this time of year, the waningContinue reading “#SaveOurStages: Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s, Capt. Lawrence Brewing insist ‘We Will Get By’”

Grateful Dead: New Rennie Pincus CD leaves you feeling, well, ‘Grateful’

Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay the CD “Grateful” is that listening to it left me longing for one of the first Grateful Dead bootleg cassettes I ever owned. That would be a recording of the infamous band’s June 28, 1985, concert at Hershey Park, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I likely came into possession ofContinue reading “Grateful Dead: New Rennie Pincus CD leaves you feeling, well, ‘Grateful’”

Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams: ‘It Was The Music’ documentary driven by passion for performance

There is a scene in the new documentary, “It Was The Music,” that says plenty about multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, a veteran of playing with Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Jackson Browne and Levon Helm. Campbell is meeting with young musicians who, like him, play the violin. And while he brandishes a mandolin, Campbell leads something ofContinue reading “Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams: ‘It Was The Music’ documentary driven by passion for performance”

#SaveOurStages: Carly Simon, Annie Lennox join Bardavon Carole King tribute

Two high-profile musicians with legendary careers, iconic songs and a devoted following among millions of fans are lending their support to the Bardavon 1869 Opera House as the historic theater continues to navigate the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. You may have heard of these two performers. Their names are Carly Simon and Annie Lennox.Continue reading “#SaveOurStages: Carly Simon, Annie Lennox join Bardavon Carole King tribute”