Dave Stuckey of the Lucky Stars and the Hukilau Hotshots comes to the New England Shakeup.
Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur are still mining America’s musical traditions.
Most of the can’t-miss acts on this year’s Lowell Folk Fest roster are artists who make preserving musical traditions a family business.
John Hiatt’s voice has taken on some Tom Waits-like cragginess in recent years.
But dissonance is at the edge of everything you hear at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — a sound that contains multitudes.
Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene’s new tunes are comfortable without being lazy — this is a musician who flourishes in a more relaxed environment.
He came up with one of those transcendent Richard Thompson moments, one to match anything I’ve seen onstage this year.
“My idol was Pete Seeger, even before I moved to the Village. He still is.”
Fuse Music Critic Noah Schaffer’s favorite live music moments from the past year.
Melissa Ferrick joined the songwriting faculty at Berklee, where she dropped out as a student two decades ago. The Berklee influence may account for the increased craft in her songs,.