A Phenomenal Guitarist, At Any Age

(Above, the 12-year-old New Bedford resident played the House of Blues in Boston in 2010.) I had quite a surprise Friday night when I went to see Buddy Guy at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. I didn’t want there to be an opening act, but […]

Katie’s Roast Beef Sandwiches

Katie’s Roast Beef Sandwiches

The time and effort is worth it to make the best roast beef for sandwiches you ever had.

This Punk Does Country Right

I’m not a big fan of country music, especially not today’s saccharin, mediocre-popped-out variety. But I’m falling in atypical, unrequited love with the new country album by former punk rocker John Doe called, “Country Club.” Most of the album consists of country covers from the […]

Savor This Album Like a Fine Stew

Lowell musician Jen Kearney‘s latest work blends jazz riffs, latin rhythms, Motown grooves and a rock n’ roll sensibility into one cohesive album that should be savored like a fine meal, not scarfed down like a drive-through cheeseburger at 2 a.m. after a Saturday night […]

Hogan’s New Album is Life’s Work, Labor of Love

Massachusetts singer, songwriter Kenny Hogan says his new album took three years to make, but if you listen carefully to him and the music, you soon realize this has been a lifetime in the making. Hogan, who grew up in Medford (in the same neighborhood […]

Love Drives Shocked’s New Album

Michelle Shocked’s new album, “Soul of My Soul,” is perhaps her most musically diverse, containing at least one tender love ballad, a screeching punk rock number, a gospel song and a bit of soul. But what makes it rich are her lyrics which are all […]

A True Roots Woman

Now, here is someone you need to check out: Musician and culinary school-trained chef Jen Kearney. I saw her and her band, “The Lost Onion,” at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Mass. last year and was blown away. Her band –six pieces including trumpet, sax, and […]

Under the Summer Moon

It’s not too late: not too late to start planning to see one of the most amazing natural phenomenon of summer. I’m talking about Moonflowers (includes audio). They are the exact opposite of Morning Glories. Instead of blooming each morning, Moonflowers bloom each evening: large […]

Let’s Go, Let’s Go

Audio Slideshow: Let’s go to Memphis! (Click here or the photo above to watch an audio slideshow on Memphis. To watch it full screen, click on the arrows in the lower right corner of the slideshow. Photos by Mark Micheli / Music written and performed […]