I was waiting for someone more competent and with a longer tolerance for great music to post something about the FreshGrass Festival that took place on the weekend of September 20 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. You will have to take my clumsy word that this was a fabulous festival, even if I missed parts of it. Friday night started off with another great set by Sarah Jarosz, prodigy, song writer, multi-instrumentalist playing with her regular band, the great Alex Hargreaves…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments
I was taking my morning constitutional (If you don't know what that is google Harry Truman and search for constitutional) and listening to my iPod on shuffle. I was thrilled to hear Richie Havens singing the Peter Yarrow song - the Great Mandala. Here is the two of them playing it.
That was great, but then the very next songs starts out almost…Continue
Posted on May 12, 2011 at 9:00am
This weekend my wife and I got out to listen to two fairly different performances in two fairly different venues, but featuring four outstanding artists in great shows. What they shared was that the performers were clearly enjoying themselves. This joy added to the quality of the performance and the connection between the performers and the audiences.
The first show was Saturday night at a church a block from my home in Brooklyn Heights. I wasn't going to miss Janis Ian,…Continue
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