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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with Los Lobos At The Flynn Center for the Performing arts

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers w/ Los Lobos
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, Vermont
July 20, 2018

Given the musicianly approach Bruce Hornsby has applied to his career, it makes perfect sense for him to tour with Los Lobos. With his bands (originally the Range and now the Noisemakers) ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band Heats Up a Summer Night at the Sandler Center

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When 81 years old Buddy Guy walked from stage left to the the center stage microphone of the Sandler Center the audience was already on it's feet. That's how it's been for the past 50 plus years, whether sharing the stage with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and others or, like Tuesday night (August 22), ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at the Prudential Center

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt
The Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
July 6, 2017

On a pleasant Thursday evening just after the 4th of July, when many of the audience members were enjoying an extended Independence Day holiday, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt touched down at Newark, NJ's Prudential Center for the ...

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes: The Fever: The Remastered Epic Recordings

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Unless a musiclover becomes fully-versed in the full career trajectory of Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes via their latter-day work with Barry Beckett, Nile Rodgers, et.al., as compiled on All I Want Is Everything (Rhino 1993), it's difficult if not impossible to avoid seeing the group as a novelty act at best or worse, a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Los Lobos at The Barre Opera House

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Los Lobos
Barre Opera House
Barre, Vermont
January 28, 2017

Without playing virtually any of their best known material-no “La Bamba" or “How Will the Wolf Survive?"-Los Lobos thoroughly charmed and eventually won the hearts (and minds no doubt) of a Vermont crowd January 28. This even after a “Wanna get ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Grupo Fantasma: Problemas

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It took five years and a new producer for Grupo Fantasma, the powerhouse Austin (TX) fusion ensemble that brings together musicians from Texas and Latin America, to follow-up their 2010 Grammy-winner El Existential (Ingrooves/Nat Geo Music).

But Problemas, the first release that the band did not produce itself, proves worth the wait. “We thought a ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Unraveling the Mysteries of Monk, the Night Tripper & More

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Terry Adams
Talk Thelonious
Clang! Records / Euclid Records
2015

Thelonious Monk's music has been more misunderstood and misinterpreted than most composers.' How you play Monk's music is just as important as what you play, and what you don't play is often just as important as what you ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Los Lobos: Dream in Blue

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Los Lobos Dream in Blue
Chris Morris
182 Pages
ISBN: # 029274823X
University of Texas Press
2015

The best books about music and musicians are a direct reflection of their subjects and Chris Morris' chronicle on Los Lobos, Dream in Blue, is just such a book. Like the best ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Los Lobos, Don Henley, Buffy Sainte-Marie Among Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Honorees 2015

Los Lobos, Don Henley, Buffy Sainte-Marie Among Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Honorees 2015

When Jason Isbell has the #1 country album in Billboard, you know that Americana music is finally entering the mainstream; and helping to drive that shift by promoting and empowering artists is the Americans Music Association. The Americana Music Association has announced that Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Henley, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Los Lobos at The Flynn Center for The Performing Arts

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Los Lobos
The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington VT
October 1, 2014

Los Lobos are celebrating four decades together by returning to their acoustic roots on tour in support of their live release of late last year, Disconnected in New York (Shout Factory, 2013). And the band certainly celebrated ...